Possible Montgomery County Council 2014 Challengers

Maryland Juice has been hearing rumors and seeing bits of evidence regarding possible candidates for Montgomery County Council in 2014. The body is composed of 9 members, but so far there is only one vacant seat projected for 2014.  (Juice)

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August 7 // Senator Amplifies Her Voice to Referee Fiscal Showdown

Seven months into Senator Barbara A. Mikulski’s new assignment as chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, there is already a saying among members: “We loved Byrd, we respected Inouye, we fear Barbara.” Ms. Mikulski, who legislates with two parts accommodation and one part coercion, now finds herself at the center of a spending brawl on Capitol Hill. At 77, she is the longest serving woman in Congress, the first female leader of its most august committee and the fulcrum in a fiscal fight that will dominate Washington this fall. (NY Times)

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Downtown alderman contest gets Republican challenger

Annapolis Republicans have nominated a man of their party to enter the City Council race for the downtown ward. The city’s election board accepted Allen Furth’s candidacy Wednesday night. His name will be added to the ballot for the Sept. 17 primary election. There are no other Republican candidates running for Ward 1 alderman. (Capital)

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Susan Lee to seek Brian Frosh’s Senate seat in District 16

Del. Susan C. Lee (D-Montgomery) announced Tuesday that she would seek the state Senate seat being vacated next year by Sen. Brian E. Frosh (D-Montgomery) as he runs for attorney general.( Wash. Post)

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Deadline nears for voter registration in Annapolis primaries

Annapolis City election officials say a clerical error may have caused confusion about voter registration for the upcoming primaries. Members of the Annapolis Board of Supervisors of Elections say many people believed the deadline to register to vote in the primary election was Monday. The incorrect date was posted on the city website. (Capital)

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O’Malley headed to New Jersey to campaign for Cory Booker

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) plans to head to New Jersey on Thursday to campaign for Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D), the favorite in the Garden State’s U.S. Senate race, O’Malley aides confirmed Tuesday. O’Malley endorsed Booker in June, praising him for having embraced CitiStat, a program that O’Malley pioneered while mayor of Baltimore. (Wash. Post)

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Legislative black caucus calls for Crownsville public hearing

 

The head of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland says the group will hold a public hearing on the former Crownsville State Hospital on Sept. 18. The delegation of state legislators will hear testimony on the history of the former African American asylum, said Del. Aisha N. Braveboy, D-Prince George’s. (Capital)

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Martin files for re-election as Calvert state’s attorney

Calvert County State’s Attorney Laura Martin (R) filed to run for re-election in 2014. “I want to continue to serve the people of Calvert County,” Martin said. “I enjoy working with the law enforcement community, and I see it as a partnership between my office and law enforcement in keeping Calvert a safe place to live, work and raise our children.” (Recorder)

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