Democratic former Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown on Tuesday won a seat in the House of Representatives from the state's 4th Congressional District — and a measure of political redemption after his upset loss to Republican Larry Hogan in the 2014 gubernatorial election.
Voters across Maryland made their picks at last Tuesday, for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Senate candidates Chris Van Hollen and Kathy Szeliga, and in Baltimore, for heavily favored mayoral nominee Catherine Pugh or one of her challengers.
It's only a few days until Election Day, and if you're still wrestling with the decision to vote for one of the two least-appealing candidates in U.S. history, perhaps there is still a third choice — one who, amazingly, has an actual albeit slim chance to be the next President of the United States, even if he only wins his home state. And even if he ends up fifth in the popular vote.
Rep. Andy Harris wants House Republicans to use an upcoming debt ceiling deadline to force more fiscal restraint. And for the first time in his congressional career, the Baltimore County lawmaker could have considerable influence to make it happen.
Maryland's independent voters are the fastest growing political bloc in the state, a trend expected to accelerate after a polarizing contest between the two most unpopular presidential candidates in history.
Dr. Margaret Flowers says she gave up a 17-year practice as a pediatrician a decade ago out of disgust with health insurance companies. Now, as the Green Party candidate for the U.S. Senate from Maryland, she is prescribing a radical shift in policies for the nation.
Republican elected officials in Harford County support Donald Trump for president because he is a political outsider, has a record of business success and is the only viable alternative to Democrat Hillary Clinton, despite nagging concerns about his brash statements. In other words, for many of him he's the default to a Clinton presidency that one state senator says would be disaster.
Many people don't like the choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election. I speak to those of you who complain regularly about the failings of these candidates, those of you who believe that she is dishonest and he is unfit to be president. Most respectfully, to you I say: too bad. Life isn't easy; get over it. You need to make a difficult choice knowing that you will not be entirely satisfied with the person you vote for.
Regal Cinemas had made the second presidential debate between Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, presented as a town hall forum in St. Louis, available for free in select theaters. Abingdon was one of five such theaters in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., area.
Republicans have for years struggled to gain traction in seven of the state's eight U.S. House districts but observers say Gov. Larry Hogan's unexpected win in 2014 has made it easier to recruit candidates.
If I may, I would like to outline my strategy for the viewing the debates. I plan to not so much listen to what the candidates say on the subject at hand as opposed to how they say it. Do either or both actually answer the questions posed or does one or the other simply use the "talking points" as given by his/her handlers? Do their answers appear to be extemporaneous or do the answers seem to be completely scripted? Do the debaters stick to the subject or does one or the other tend to go off on
One space, however will not appear on a single ballot anywhere in the good old U.S.A. That space would, and should be for "none of the above." Since both major candidates have a higher unfavorable rating with the public, according to most polls and the talking heads in the media, it would seem very possible that that space could garner more votes than any of the candidates. That would be the proverbial "shot across the bow" indicating that the American public is fed up with the petty party
Not happy with the two major party choices for President of the United States this fall? The Libertarian Party gives you a third choice. Indeed, for those who feel obligated to vote but don't like their major party choices, the Libertarian Party will be an option in all 50 states.
Unaffiliated? Yes! Undecided? Perhaps. Unengaged? Definitely not. We independent voters must demand more, demand better, and demand that our voices be heard. It's time Maryland legislators and others change the laws that pickpocket an increasingly large number of voters of their voting rights.
With their presumptive presidential nominees now in place, the two major political parties face starkly different, and critical, challenges. The Democrats have already taken impressive steps toward internal unity approaching the Hillary Clinton campaign. The Republicans, meanwhile, are deep in disunity over the fallout of Donald Trump's selection and his divisive behavior.
A presidential election is not an award show. It is not a sports contest where you cheer for the home team no matter what. It is serious business. Right now, we have two candidates with a chance for victory. We could wish for better choices. But that train has left the station.
I think I am a fairly rational person, or at least I aspire to be. Having hit the septuagenarian mark, I also think I am a pretty good judge of character, based on years of experience working with, teaching, raising and just observing my fellow humans. But I do admit to being puzzled at times when I witness behavior that appears to go against the grain, to be the opposite of what I think it sensibly should be.
Voters in Baltimore will head to the polls Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. to select a candidate in the hotly contested mayor's race, pick 15 members to serve on the City Council and choose a comptroller.
The five Republicans running for mayor haven't reported raising a single dollar. Only one has a working website. But they're hoping that voters in deep-blue Baltimore, which is reeling from record homicides and the first riots in half-a-century, are willing to give the GOP a chance anyway.