School board candidate David Murray's efforts paid off, as he bested his challenger Zabrina Epps, a 40-year-old Laurel resident and academic advisor at the Community College of Baltimore County, by 25 percentage points and roughly 1,500 votes. However, both candidates will still advance to the general election in November.
It was Election Day for the presidential primary in Harford County on Tuesday, but not many might have noticed. Voting was lackluster throughout the county by mid-afternoon, with many polling places reporting only about 100 or 200 people showing up to cast ballots.
With a local judicial race, a couple of congressional nominations and the Republican presidential nomination hanging in the balance, Harford County voters will have something to decide if they bother to show up at the polls for Tuesday's presidential primary election.
Candidates in Maryland's competitive political contests fanned out across the state for a final weekend of handshaking ahead of Tuesday's primary, hoping to gin up interest in an election that has largely failed to capture voters' attention.
Despite high-profile races — from a GOP presidential contest that brought the candidates swinging through the state to a nationally significant House race in Western Maryland — elections officials are predicting that turnout could fall to near-record lows in Tuesday's primary.
Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul will take his presidential campaign to the University of Maryland today, the latest in a series of college campus events that have drawn big crowds but failed to translate into significant support at the polls.
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich paid a morning campaign visit to Annapolis, receiving a warm welcome Tuesday in the Maryland Senate, taking a tour of the historic State House and getting in a slam at Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed gas tax increase.
Three Republican presidential candidates — Rick Santorum, Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich — are preparing to plant a flag in Maryland ahead of the state's April 3 primary, offering GOP voters a rare chance to take part in a national political battle.
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is planning a trip to Annapolis on Tuesday, a state delegate who is leading the candidate's Maryland campaign said, and could possibly venture onto the floors of one of the most liberal state legislative bodies in the nation.
By By John Fritze and Annie Linskey and The Baltimore Sun
Making what should have been a victory lap through Maryland on Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was forced to defend his conservative credentials after an aide referred to his campaign as an "Etch A Sketch."
The protracted battle for the Republican presidential nomination is about to thrust Maryland's GOP voters into the unusual position of having a voice in a national political contest even though they live in one of the country's most reliably blue states.
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney will swing through Maryland for a series of events on Wednesday in advance of the April 3 primary, the first indication that a state often overlooked in presidential contests could play a more significant role this year.