Montgomery’s Marc Elrich has a huge mandate — but there are rifts to repair

Marc Elrich has some work to do. He was elected with a decisive mandate Tuesday to lead Montgomery County, Maryland’s most populous — and one of its most economically powerful — jurisdictions. But his progressive campaign drew attacks and sharp criticism from business and development leaders in the liberal suburb, who rallied around Nancy Floreen, a longtime Democrat who dropped her party affiliation to challenge Elrich as an independent. Floreen said Elrich, like herself a veteran County Council member, would be a “disaster” as county executive. (Wash. Post)

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