Sen. Forehand eyes reelection in Montgomery, dismissing ‘apoplectic’ rival

Maryland Sen. Jennie M. Forehand (D-Montgomery), one of the General Assembly’s longest-serving members, survived a tough primary challenge in her last election. She could be in for another one next year. At least two other Democrats are considering the District 17 race: Del. Luiz R.S. Simmons (D-Mongtomery) and former delegate Cheryl Kagan, who narrowly lost to Forehand in 2010. Forehand said Simmons has been “going absolutely apoplectic about wanting to be in the Senate.” (Wash. Post)

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Kevin Davis named Anne Arundel County police chief

The embattled Anne Arundel County Police Department will get a new chief beginning on Monday. Kevin Davis, the assistant chief of Prince George’s County police has been named to the post. County Executive Laura Neuman said she is looking to Davis to return stability and professionalism to the Anne Arundel force, which has seen two chiefs resign amid scandal in the last year. (Wash. Post)

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Ehrlich To O'Malley: "Stop Whining" On Hotel

Former Governor Robert Ehrlich says he is not to blame for the financial problems of the city owned Hilton Hotel in Baltimore, and current Governor Martin O'Malley needs to "stop whining" about it. Ehrlich's comments to WBAL-TV came two days after O'Malley told reporters that the city hotel is losing money, because Ehrlich wouldn't provide state funds for its construction. (WBAL)

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Frederick mayoral candidate upset about sign damage

Galen Clagett, a Democratic candidate for Frederick mayor, wants whoever is damaging his campaign signs — knocking them down and breaking the poles — to know that their activities may soon be monitored. Clagett is considering putting surveillance cameras up to monitor his signs, he said. About seven of the signs, which cost about $300 each, have been damaged in the last few weeks, he said. (News-Post)

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O'Malley shuns Homeland Security speculation

Could Gov. Martin O'Malley be in the running to become the next secretary of Homeland Security? Not interested, says his press secretary. The National Journal named O'Malley Friday as a "dark-horse candidate" to replace Janet Napolitano, who announced earlier in the day she was leaving the Obama cabinet to become the first woman president of the University of California system. (Balt. Sun)

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Van Hollen opens satellite office in Mount Airy

Rep. Chris Van Hollen will hold a meet and greet Monday night for the grand opening of a new satellite office in Mount Airy. Van Hollen, a Democrat who became Carroll’s representative following redistricting, held a town hall at the end of June that was met with jeers and insults from Republican attendees. (Carroll Co. Times)

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Delegate says state public works board must OK Citizens sale

Galen Clagett has not added his voice to the mix at boisterous public meetings on the sale of Frederick County's nursing home and assisted living center. The state delegate and Frederick mayoral candidate has not written any strongly worded letters to the editor. He has not participated in any demonstrations. However, he has been working behind the scenes to raise questions about privatizing Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center and Montevue Assisted Living. (News-Post)

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New official's credentials outweigh DWI

Brunswick hired Bob McGrory as city administrator — despite an arrest for driving while impaired by alcohol — because he was by far the best candidate, Mayor Karin Tome said. In April, McGrory received probation before judgment for his arrest Jan. 1 in his hometown of Centreville, according to court records. (News-Post)

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