Neuman names controller, public works director

Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman has named two more department leaders for county government. Chris Phipps will be director of the Department of Public Works, while Julie Mussog will take over as controller. (Balt. Sun)

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Meet the candidate: Josh Bokee

The Frederick News-Post invited candidates in this year’s Frederick mayor and Board of Aldermen election to give their thoughts on some of the city’s issues. Josh Bokee is a Democratic candidate for alderman. (News-Post)

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Annapolis’ Santa Claus to run for mayor

The man most people in Annapolis know as Santa Claus will run for mayor, only using his legal name. Frank Bradley, a frequent gadfly at City Council meetings, showed up with about two hours to spare before the deadline for all city election candidates to file. He is known for dressing up as Santa Claus for many area holiday events. (Capital)

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August 14 // Gansler remarks on Brown, race in Maryland governor contest draw more fallout

Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler faced mounting fallout Tuesday for telling a group of supporters last month that Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, his African American opponent for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, has few accomplishments and is relying on his race to win the 2014 primary. (Wash. Post)

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The Md. governor's race: Who's the favorite?

It’s been awhile since I’ve written about the 2014 gubernatorial contest in Maryland. Much has changed since September … and yet very little has changed. (Wash. Post)

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August 5 // Martin O’Malley outlines 2016 candidacy

Maryland Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley spoke more candidly than ever Saturday about the likelihood he will run for president in 2016 as he lamented “a crisis of confidence” facing the country. “By the end of this year, we’re on course to have a body of work that lays the framework of the candidacy for 2016,” he told a handful of reporters at his final National Governors Association meeting. (Politico)

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Gansler hires new campaign manager for 2014 bid for governor

Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D), who is gearing up to announce his 2014 bid for governor next month, has hired a new campaign manager. Matthew “Mudcat” Arnold recently took over for Carrie Glenn, who has left the campaign for health-related reasons, Gansler aides said Friday. (Wash. Post)

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Hogan announces he will not run for re-election

Maryland Delegate Patrick Hogan today announced he will not be running for re-election to represent the areas in and around the city of Frederick. (News-Post)

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