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Larry Hogan to Face Anthony Brown: Hogan Comes Out Swinging

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Larry Hogan won the Maryland Republican Party’s nomination for Governor last night. Anthony Brown also secured his party’s nomination for Governor on the Democratic side. And as the digital ink is barely dry on the primary ballots, the Hogan Rutherford team has already come out swinging in a stinging new YouTube ad.

Governor O’Malley put his Lt. Governor in charge of Maryland’s rollout of the Affordable Care Act. Unfortunately after spending anywhere from $125-175 Million on the website, they decided that it wasn’t fixable and the scrapped it. This new ad puts Brown on blast for his failure of leadership over this massive waste of Maryland taxpayer dollars.

Primary Election – June 24th, 2014

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Well, Primary Election day is upon us. If you are like the 95% of Marylanders who didn’t early vote, June 24th is the official Primary Election day. Please make sure that you exercise your civic duty and let your voice be heard. The polls will be open from 7AM until 8PM.

If you are not sure where to vote, you can look up your info here:
https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/PollingPlaceSearch

You can also use the above link to determine what districts you live in. This will list your congressional district, legislative district, and council district.

The early voting totals are in. Of the 2 Million eligible Democrats in Maryland, 5.14% voted. Of the not quite 1 Million eligible Republicans in Marland, 3.59% voted. Interestingly enough the two counties and parties with the highest overall percentage of early votes were Talbot Republicans 12.5% and Queen Anne’s Republicans 9.2%.

The 5 Things You Need To Know For Early Voting In Maryland

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

i-voted1. What and When?
Early voting starts today, June 12, and runs through June 19th from 10AM to 8PM.

2. Where?
There are 63 locations across the state, with at least 1 in each of Maryland’s 24 counties. Find yours here:
http://www.elections.state.md.us/voting/early_voting_sites.html

3. Who can vote?
Any registered voter who is registered Republican and Democrat can vote in the primaries.

4. Why?
Early voting was enabled by Constitutional Amendment as a statewide ballot question in 2008. The voters passed the amendment by a vote of 1,755,844 to 670,759.

5. Who to vote for?
Republicans and Democrats can vote for people in their own party only during the primary. You can find and print a sample ballot tailored for you by visiting the Board of Education site and putting in your information:
https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/VoterSearch

Since this is a gubernatorial primary election, you should be able to vote for:
Governor
Comptroller
Attorney General
Congressional Representative
State Senator
State Delegate
County Executive
County Council
Judge of the Orphans Court
Sheriff
Central Committee
and Board of Education

2016 Elections

Primary - 4/5/2016
General - 11/8/2016

Races to Watch

U.S. Senate

Barbara Mikulski (D) is retiring.

Top (D) Candidates
Donna Edwards
Chris Van Hollen

All 8 House Seats are up for election.

Current Representatives
1st - Andy Harris (R)

2nd - Dutch Reppersberger (D)

3rd - John Sarbanes (D)
Top candidates Dr. Mark Plaster (R).

4th - Donna Edwards (D) - running for Senate
Top candidates Anthony Brown (D), Glenn Ivey (D), George McDermott (?)

5th - Steny Hoyer (D)

6th - John Delaney (D) - may run for Senate
Top (R) candidates David Vogt (R), Kathy Afzali (R), Neil Parrott (R), Mike McKay (R).

7th - Elijah Cummings (D) - may run for Senate
Top candidates Calvin Ball (D), Corrogan Vaughn (R).

8th - Chris Van Hollen (D) - running for Senate
Top (D) candidates Kumar Barve, Valerie Ervin, Kathleen Mattews, Jamie Raskin
Top (R) candidates Frank Howard - potential