As the tension rises in Missouri ahead of a grand jury decision in the shooting death of teenager by a police officer, a Baltimore sergeant charged with investigating police here went on Twitter to express her opinion.
If you were an outsider looking at voting results from the last five federal elections, you'd probably conclude that we are a fickle nation, unsure of what we want. And, with all the super-partisanship in Washington you'd think the country was almost completely dysfunctional. Well, we might be unhappy with Congress and disappointed in Obama, but we know what we want. I made a list of 10 things, for starters. It wasn't that hard.
The old adage claims "money is the mother's milk of politics," but it's wrong. Defining the message is the key, and the money comes later. Candidates and organizations that are able to correctly set the stage with a resonating message get donations, grassroots support, likes on Facebook, momentum, media attention and results when the curtain lifts on Election Day. Governor-elect Larry Hogan did that.
Larry Hogan won his race for governor not just because Marylanders of both parties turned out to support his call for lower taxes and smaller government, but because tens of thousands of Democrats in key jurisdictions stayed home.
As early election results came in Tuesday night, Republicans were on track to pick up a seat on the Baltimore County Council, while Democratic County Executive Kevin Kamenetz was poised to win re-election by a wide margin.
Voter turnout is a concern for candidates from both parties this year. Without the lure of a presidential candidate at the top of the ticket, there's always a concern that voters just won't be enticed enough to cast a ballot.
Republican Dan Bongino, the former Secret Service agent running in Maryland's 6th Congressional District, raised more than $530,000 since July, significantly exceeding his past fundraising and nearly matching the incumbent's haul, campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show.
Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is considering a run for president in 2016, raised just over $710,000 into a pair of political accounts during the third quarter of this year despite speculation about whether Hillary Clinton will also seek the Democratic nomination.
The competition to fill the Harford County state Senate seat held by retiring Nancy Jacobs pits Republican Bob Cassilly, a former mayor of Bel Air and former county councilman, against Democratic Del. Mary-Dulany James.
For the first time in decades, the job of Anne Arundel County's top prosecutor is up for grabs, as two hard-charging lawyers vie to become the permanent replacement for longtime State's Attorney Frank R. Weathersbee.
Last weekend and Monday, Howard Countians heard from candidates in two new settings, at forums hosted by the African American Coalition of Howard County and the Howard County chapter of the League of Women Voters.
Subbing for new grandmother Hillary Clinton on late notice, former President Bill Clinton became the star attraction Tuesday night at a fundraiser for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown at a posh estate in Potomac.
New grandmother and former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton has decided to stay home in New York with daughter Chelsea today, skipping a planned high-dollar fundrasier for Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown.
Republican Larry Hogan on Thursday urged state and federal investigators to probe the connection between hefty political donations to the Democratic Governors Association and the award of Maryland state contracts to donors.
Kevin Forrest Schmidt, the Republican candidate for the County Council's first district seat, has filed a formal campaign finance complaint against opponent Jon Weinstein, arguing that a contributor's donations "[violate] our community's emphasis on free and equal speech and the spirit of the law."
President Barack Obama laid out a sobering view of the international crises that have beset his administration this year — and tried to make the case for returning Democrats to the Senate majority — at a small gathering of political donors in Baltimore on Friday.
Republican Larry Hogan said he filed a formal elections complaint against Anthony G. Brown Monday, accusing his Democratic opponent of illegally coordinating with a political action committee in the race for governor.