Krebs runs for District 5 House seat

Incumbent Susan Krebs has filed to run for a seat in the 5th District of the Maryland House of Delegates for the upcoming 2014 election, according to the Maryland State Board of Elections. (Carroll Co. Times)

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Frederick Co. Republican committee seeks auxiliary members

A local GOP group is looking to fill three open auxiliary positions. The positions on the Frederick County Republican Central Committee are nonvoting and were meant to strengthen the group in grass-roots organization, voter registration and information technology, among other things, the committee indicated in an announcement. (News-Post)

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New political group wants to boost city voter registration, turnout

 

Four years ago, about 23 percent of registered Annapolis voters cast ballots in the primary election for mayor and City Council. The 2009 general election turnout was a little more than 35 percent. (Capital)

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August 9 // Social Security without permanent leader

Six months after former Social Security Administration commissioner Michael J. Astrue left his post, the Obama administration has yet to nominate a replacement — leaving a leadership gap as the agency wrestles with shrinking budgets and hard choices. (Balt. Sun)

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Councilman wants Baltimore to boycott Florida after Zimmerman trial

If Councilman Nick Mosby has his way, Baltimore government would boycott Florida-based businesses in protest to the state's stand-your-ground law after George Zimmerman's acquittal. Mosby intends to file a resolution on Monday to encourage city agencies and investment boards to avoid doing business with companies in the Sunshine State. (Balt. Sun)

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Gardner leaves job at Mikulski's office and mulls future

Former County Commissioner Jan Gardner has left her job as state director for U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski. As the first-ever race for Frederick County executive nears, what could be next for her? Reached by phone this week, Gardner said she's taking some time to think about her future, but declined to give any clues about whether an elected office is on her mind. (News-Post)

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O’Malley stumps in New Jersey for Booker and his ‘city perspective’

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) called for greater federal investment in the nation’s cities as he campaigned in New Jersey on Thursday for the election of Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) to the U.S. Senate. O’Malley said Booker represents “a rare and golden opportunity to elect a mayor” to Congress, which he said needs to “reinvest in the heart of our cities.” (Wash. Post)

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Frederick County officials still see role in enforcing immigration laws

Even as immigrant advocates applauded a federal court ruling that limits local efforts to target people in the country illegally, some Frederick County officials insisted that they should continue to play a role in deporting them. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling this week revives a lawsuit stemming from the detention and arrest by Frederick County sheriff's deputies of a Salvadoran woman as she sat on a curb eating a sandwich in October 2008. (Balt. Sun)

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