Mizeur kicks off gubernatorial campaign with events across state

Del. Heather Mizeur kicked off her campaign for governor with a series of events across the state emphasizing the importance of service. The events included a meeting Friday with supporters in Glenarden for which people were asked to bring supplies for a Capitol Heights shelter for women and children, restoring a playground in Silver Spring on Saturday, cleaning up marshlands in Cambridge on Sunday and reading with campers at a summer program in Baltimore on Monday. (Gazette)

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Charles Lollar planning bus tour to kick off Maryland gubernatorial bid

Maryland Republican gubernatorial hopeful Charles Lollar plans to formally launch his 2014 campaign as early as September with a statewide bus tour, he said Tuesday. Lollar, a Charles County resident who has been the subject of a draft movement for months, said in an interview that he has no doubt that he will move forward with a full-blown bid for office. (Wash. Post)

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North Laurel's Eaton enters delegate race in District 13

The way Danny Eaton talks about politics is a bit like the way he explains the distinction between novel and memoir when discussing the book he's writing: "We are the sum total of all the parts of our life, so it's hard to write anything without having a piece of yourself in it," he says, paraphrasing a character in the movie "Before Sunset." When Eaton, 29, a Republican from North Laurel running for the House of Delegates in District 13, discusses how he became interested in politics, he talks about a passion that began when he was 13 and living in Israel. (Patuxent)

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John Delaney to get $69M from CapitalSource sale

Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., stands to gain $68.9 million when the company he founded, CapitalSource Inc., sells to PacWest Bancorp for $2.3 billion. The deal, announced Monday evening, would create one of the largest banks in California, with $15.4 billion in assets and 96 branches. It is expected to close early next year. (Wash. Bus. Journal)

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Judge rules gay Ohio couple's Md. marriage should be recognized

When John Arthur and Jim Obergefell chartered a private medical jet to Maryland last month to get married — the only safe means of transport for Arthur, who is terminally ill with Lou Gehrig’s disease — the gay couple fulfilled a last wish and set out to leave a lasting legacy. They returned with their Maryland marriage license to Ohio, which doesn’t recognize same-sex nuptials, and sued. This week U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Black sided with Arthur and Obergefell, granting a temporary restraining order against Ohio’s 2004 law banning the recognition of same-sex marriages. (Balt. Sun)

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Del. Cardin launches attorney general campaign

Baltimore County Del. Jon Cardin launched his bid for Maryland attorney general Monday morning with a web video that includes testimonials and recounts legislation Cardin passed in the General Assembly. "I'm running for attorney general in this rapidly changing world to protect our families, children, our seniors, and I want to make sure that we, as a state, are keeping an eye on the most vulnerable among us," Cardin says in the video. (Balt. Sun)

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Gay couple wed in Maryland sues Ohio governor for recognition

A gay couple from Ohio who were married in a medical jet on a tarmac at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport earlier this month are now suing the governor and other officials of their home state in a bid to have their marriage recognized there. (Balt. Sun)

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Maryland asks Prince George’s slate committee to explain missing report on $206,000 donation to Baker’s 2010 campaign

Maryland elections officials have given a committee that poured tens of thousands of dollars into Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III’s 2010 campaign until Aug. 10 to explain why it failed to report a $206,000 donation to his campaign treasury. County 1’s $206,000 donation to Baker’s campaign committee, Friends of Rushern Baker, came on Jan. 13, 2010, according to state records. But County 1 did not report any income of its own until Jan. 22, 2010, and it never reported the $206,000 transfer to Baker’s campaign. (Wash. Post)

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