Anthony Brown

Hogan's media campaign has been textbook; can anything derail it now?

Hogan's media campaign has been textbook; can anything derail it now?

Tuesday’s election will tell us more than who will control the House of Representatives and who will govern Maryland the next four years from the State House down to Baltimore County.

It will also tell us something important about television and its role in political life.

Since the presidential election of 1960 with the seminal TV debate between Democrat John F. Kennedy and Republican Richard Nixon, the medium’s role in politics has continued to grow no matter what changes occurred in society and on the media landscape.

But we are well into the digital age, and analysts have now been predicting for almost two decades that the...

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