Josh Kurtz: When Gansler Beat the O’Malley Machine

As he finds himself mired in troubles mostly of his own making, Doug Gansler sees sinister forces at work that are only too happy to pass along and repeat every shred of bad information they can dig up about him. He rails against a Democratic establishment so threatened by the notion that he could be running the show in Annapolis that it will go to any means to destroy him. Implicit in all this is that Martin O’Malley, or more trenchantly, an invisible O’Malley machine with Oz-like qualities, has been pulling the levers and throwing the mud.

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Attorney General Candidates – Aisha Braveboy (Part 2)

Del. Aisha Braveboy, a candidate for Attorney General, joins Center Maryland to talk about raising the minimum wage, domestic violence legislation, racial profiling and her qualifications as a candidate. Each Monday, Center Maryland is sharing a series of in-depth conversations with the leading Democratic candidates for Attorney General. Today is the second part of our interview with Delegate Braveboy. In the coming weeks, look for additional conversations with Sen. Brian Frosh, Del. Bill Frick and Del. Jon Cardin.

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Donald Fry: Research on Pratt Street underscores Maryland’s science ‘sweet spot’

Here’s a quick Inner Harbor quiz for you. What Pratt Street institution houses a multitude of fish and recently hosted a lecture by ocean explorer Jean-Michael Cousteau, son of the famed sea pioneer Jacques Cousteau? Here’s a hint: it isn’t the National Aquarium, though that would be a good guess. But it’s farther east on Pratt Street from the Inner Harbor’s iconic tourist attraction. It’s the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET), a part of the University System of Maryland. It is home to one of the largest groups of marine research scientists in the world.

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Alison Prost and Dru Schmidt-Perkins: Time for Gubernatorial Candidates to Address Chesapeake Bay and Smart Growth

It’s not too early to start talking about 2014 gubernatorial election issues. That’s why next Tuesday, exactly one year out, we are co-hosting a forum at the Westin of Annapolis for the declared candidates to present their platforms on two crucial issues: the Chesapeake Bay and smart growth. All six of the declared candidates have accepted our invitation. The idea is simple: the candidates will tell the public what they see as their legacy on these two issues. Marylanders deserve to know now, not later, how passionate their next governor might feel about the Bay, the plan for its restoration, and about curtailing costly sprawl growth that has slowed that restoration for too long.

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Laslo Boyd: Will Issues Matter in the Gubernatorial Election?

To get the most out of reading this column, you need to start by trying to erase from your mind the image of Doug Gansler at that teen beach party. Even if that’s hard to do, give it a try for a few minutes. It will also be useful if you can ignore for the time being the cavalcade of endorsements that Anthony Brown has secured. Travel back with me to that class where you first learned that elections are about competing ideas on how of achieve the best future for our state, nation, or local government. Are these candidates going to tell us during the campaign what they see as the major challenges facing Maryland, how they propose to respond to those challenges, and what opportunities they see for improving the quality of our lives?

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State of Anne Arundel County- Laura Neuman (Part 2)

Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman visits Center Maryland to discuss the county's expansion in BRAC/ Cyber related industries, the need to tackle tough issues and her campaign to run for County Executive in the coming year.

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Josh Kurtz: Zombie Candidate

Well, Doug, looks like the voters are paying attention now, aren’t they? For months, Attorney General Doug Gansler (D) said he wasn’t going to campaign for governor in earnest because it was too early – no one was paying attention. But now, thanks to those Beach Week pictures going viral, everybody, and not just everybody in Maryland, knows who he is and that he’s running for governor – even if they don’t know anything about his long career and what he’s about, which is a problem with no solution.

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Attorney General Candidates – Jon Cardin (Part 2)

Del. Jon Cardin, a candidate for Attorney General, talks about his management style and how he would intend to run the office of Attorney General, along with examples of the types of legislation he has supported over the years. Each Monday, Center Maryland is sharing a series of in-depth conversations with the leading Democratic candidates for Attorney General. In the coming weeks, look for more conversations with Del. Aisha Braveboy, Del. Bill Frick and Sen. Brian Frosh. 

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