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Cheryl Kagan Wins District 17 Senate Race; Paper-Thin Margins In Delegate Race

Cheryl Kagan won a close and nasty race for State Senate in District 17 Tuesday with 4,335 votes, defeating Del. Luiz Simmons, who had 3,629 votes. The margin of victory was Kagan, 54.43 percent, Simmons 45.57 percent. All results reported by the Maryland Election Board late Tuesday night are unofficial. The campaign deteriorated in the final…

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In Montgomery County, Incumbents Prevail

Tuesday was a very good primary election day for incumbents in Montgomery County. Unless I missed something in the General Assembly races, every Democratic incumbent running for re-election was a winner. There are no Republican incumbents in MoCo. Do incumbents have tenure? Are Montgomery County voters that delighted with the status quo? County Executive Ike Leggett was re-elected by…

MoCo League of Women Voters Guide, Try This Web Link

The League of Women Voters Guide in paper version has been distributed at Montgomery County libraries. It can also be found inside the current edition of the Beacon newspaper, which is distributed free at many locations. The online version of the LWV Guide has been frustratingly difficult to access. Try this new link for PDF version. –…

Maryland League of Conservation Voters Endorsements Map

The Maryland League of Conservation Voters map of endorsed candidates is here. Easy to click on your own legislative district for endorsements. Most of the Maryland General Assembly candidate endorsements are clustered in the Baltimore-Washington urban-suburban area. The ONLY Eastern Shore GA candidate endorsed is Judy Davis, a Democrat running for the new open seat…

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Lori shared this link with me yesterday from Kitchentreaty.com. Next to more pasta, that’s all I’ve been able to think about for the last 24 hours. It’s Sea Salt & Honey Ice Cream. Wait. There’s more. THERE’S NO ICE CREAM MACHINE NEEDED. A hearty thank you to my blogger…

ACTION IN MONTGOMERY SUPPORTERS FILLED A SILVER SPRING CHURCH AND BALCONY. June 17, 2014. ( John Hayden photos)

AIM Urges MoCo Candidates To Support After-School Programs And Affordable Housing

Action In Montgomery (AIM) made a strong case Tuesday night for expanded after-school and enrichment programs during a standing-room-only meeting attended by all four Montgomery County candidates for county executive. AIM, a church-based citizens organization, presented its new initiative for after-school programs to one of the largest crowds to assemble in Montgomery County during this election season. AIM has been…

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Montgomery County’s Invisible Candidates Deserve Consideration

Barack Obama is president, Anthony Brown is running for governor of Maryland, and Ike Leggett has been County Executive in Montgomery County for two terms. However, political power and representation remain somewhat concentrated in America, to say the least. The wealthy and privileged still dominate American politics. It would be naive to think it will ever be much different.…

Election Decision Time Approaches

Read “Do We Like Ike?” (Leggett) by David Lublin over at TheSeventhState. Time is running out for voters to make TWO most important  decisions by June 24, primary election day. For Democrats, those decisions are: For Governor: Anthony Brown, Heather Mizeur, or Doug Gansler. For Montgomery County Executive: incumbent Ike Leggett, Phil Andrews, or Doug Duncan. Which…

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Maryland Governor’s Debate, First Impressions

  ONE. The debate was way too short. One hour is not enough. The candidates sometimes had to cut their answers short, and concluding statements were cut to less than 60 seconds. When a baseball game or football game is televised, we don’t set an arbitrary time limit. We cover the whole game, even if it…

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Maryland Governor’s Debate On TV Monday Night at 7

The three Democratic candidates for governor in Maryland will debate tonight on television. The debate will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. Monday on WBAL-TV Channel 11 in Baltimore, and on Maryland Public Television stations. The debate will be streaming live on the WBAL website, wbaltv.com, and the Maryland Public Television website, www.mpt.org The Democratic candidates to replace Gov. Martin…

Looking For Answers

“It’s easy to find the answer when you look at one side of an issue. When you look at both sides of an issue, that’s when you lose the answer. When you look at all sides of an issue, four or five sides, you realize it might be impossible to find the answer. That’s when you go to…