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Hogan lands more democratic endorsements

Hogan lands more democratic endorsements

| July 16, 2018

The Hogan for Governor campaign has released fifteen current and former Democratic elected officials endorsing Governor Hogan for re-election. These new endorsements, including the current Mayors of Bowie and Gaithersburg and a former Speaker of the House of Delegates, the second to endorse, reinforces the widespread support the governor is receiving from Democrats across Maryland. It also, once […]

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Hogan issues statement on Russian election vendor

Hogan issues statement on Russian election vendor

| July 14, 2018

Governor Larry Hogan  released the following statement following an announcement from the Maryland State Board of Elections regarding one of its vendors: “It was with concern that I learned that information provided to the Maryland State Board of Elections by federal law enforcement this week indicates that a vendor contracted by the Board to provide […]

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Hogan appoints Ted Sophocleus’ wife to serve out remainder of his term in House of Delegates

Hogan appoints Ted Sophocleus’ wife to serve out remainder of his term in House of Delegates

| July 9, 2018

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the appointment of Alice Sophocleus to the Maryland House of Delegates. The governor made the appointment following recommendations from the Anne Arundel County Democratic Central Committee. Alice Sophocleus will replace her late husband, former Delegate Theodore “Ted” Sophocleus, in the House. “While we are still shocked and saddened by the […]

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Hogan racks up more Democratic endorsements including former Sheriff George Johnson

Hogan racks up more Democratic endorsements including former Sheriff George Johnson

| July 7, 2018

The Hogan for Governor campaign has released the following statements from current and former elected Maryland Democratic officials endorsing Governor Hogan for re-election. These sixteen new endorsements follow the release of nine endorsements from prominent Democrats that the Hogan for Governor campaign released last week. In total, these 25 endorsements underscore the strong cross-party support Governor Hogan has […]

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LWVMD provides information to more than 250K

LWVMD provides information to more than 250K

| July 7, 2018

The League of Women Voters of Maryland (LWVMD) provided candidate information to more than a quarter million Marylanders in advance of the June 26 primary election. This included 188,000 copies of the Voter’s Guideprinted by local Leagues, over 10,000 views of those Guides on the LWVMD website, and more than 53,000 users of the interactive […]

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MVA quadruples initial estimate of voters affected by SNAFU. Count is at 80,000

MVA quadruples initial estimate of voters affected by SNAFU. Count is at 80,000

| June 25, 2018

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) today determined that additional individuals’ voter registration may be impacted by the recently reported programming error. This technical glitch impacted individuals updating their voter registration after completing a change of address transaction between April 22, 2017, until June 5, 2018, through MDOT MVA’s website or […]

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County Executive Candidate Pittman blasts Schuh’s immigration policy

County Executive Candidate Pittman blasts Schuh’s immigration policy

| June 23, 2018

Steuart Pittman, the Democratic candidate for Anne Arundel County Executive, has pledged to close the ICE detention center at the Ordnance Road Correction Center in Glen Burnie, and to open a drug rehab facility there instead.   County Executive Steve Schuh, Pittman’s opponent in this year’s election, signed two agreements with ICE since President Trump […]

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Kamenetz campaign donates war chest to several non-profits important to the former County Executive

Kamenetz campaign donates war chest to several non-profits important to the former County Executive

| June 15, 2018

The Committee for Kamenetz announced yesterday that, in accordance with state campaign finance laws, the remaining funds in the late Kevin Kamenetz’s campaign account will be donated to several non-profit organizations across the Baltimore region. In consultation with the Kamenetz family, the campaign’s remaining funds will be dispersed in the following manner: Central Scholarship will […]

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Action Annapolis sponsoring forum for less familiar races

Action Annapolis sponsoring forum for less familiar races

| June 15, 2018

Come and learn more about the race for County Executive and four of the less familiar June 26 Primary Election races: Anne Arundel County Council, District 6; State’s Attorney; Sheriff; and Clerk of the Circuit Court 6. Under the Radar, sponsored by Action Annapolis, will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church, 87 West Street […]

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Candidate Interviews: Selected Races (Primary 2018)

Candidate Interviews: Selected Races (Primary 2018)

| June 13, 2018

As we tried to figure out how to best handle the 2018 Elections, we realized that there were entirely too many races and candidates (and way too few of us) to produce, forums, debates, and individual interviews as we had for last year’s Annapolis City elections. So, what we (Eye On Annapolis and The Maryland […]

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Senator John Astle endorses Elfreth to succeed him

Senator John Astle endorses Elfreth to succeed him

| June 13, 2018

It’s that time in the state again, when we return to the polls to select those who will represent us in state and federal government.  I’ve been honored to serve you all for 36 years in my role as a legislator in both the House of Delegates and the State Senate, a duty that I […]

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Fire union announces endorsements in select races

Fire union announces endorsements in select races

| June 13, 2018

The Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters have announced their first round of endorsements for this year’s Anne Arundel County Elections. The endorsement process includes answering a questionnaire and in person interviews.  Endorsed candidates have received a majority vote by the Membership. This year’s endorsed candidates are: Steuart Pittman for County Executive Wes Adams for […]

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Wes Adams: I am Wes Adams, State’s Attorney (Guest Column)

Wes Adams: I am Wes Adams, State’s Attorney (Guest Column)

| June 12, 2018

My name is Wes Adams, I am a seasoned, innovative, and highly respected prosecutor and 4 years ago I was elected to bring about a fundamental change to the State’s Attorney’s office – an office that I hope you will never need.  Prior to my election, the office was failing the citizens of Anne Arundel […]

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Circuit Court: Vignarajah can run for Governor despite late legal challenge

Circuit Court: Vignarajah can run for Governor despite late legal challenge

| June 12, 2018

The case filed against Krish Vignarajah, Democratic candidate for Governor, was thrown out in less than 30 minutes today. The case challenged her eligibility to run for office based on her voting record in Washington, DC while she served under Michelle Obama. Vignarajah and her running mate Sharon Blake represent the nation’s first all-woman-of-color ticket, […]

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Kathy Rogers: State’s Attorney, why I am running (Guest Column)

Kathy Rogers: State’s Attorney, why I am running (Guest Column)

| June 7, 2018

  I was a prosecutor in the Anne Arundel County Attorney’s Office for 28 years. Because of my dedication to public safety, dozens of dangerous murderers, rapists and child abusers are in jail for the rest of their lives. I am a Republican running for State’s Attorney because I care about protecting our communities from […]

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More than 250 women across region come out in support of Sarah Elfreth for State Senate

More than 250 women across region come out in support of Sarah Elfreth for State Senate

| June 5, 2018

Sarah Elfreth, Democratic candidate for Senate, District 30, has  announced the support of over 250 women from across District 30, from Eastport, to Deale, to Londontown, to Heritage Harbour. Their support is culminating in a “Women for Sarah” Brunch on June 9th hosted by the majority of former and current female elected officials in Anne Arundel County. […]

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Adam DeMarco:  The Wooden Rocking Chair of Politics (Guest Column)

Adam DeMarco: The Wooden Rocking Chair of Politics (Guest Column)

| May 29, 2018

Campaign finance reform, while is an important issue in American politics, has unfortunately become the only issue for many, particularly in my own political party—looking at you Democrats.  I’ve spoken on this issue many times, and each time I’m met with both agreement and ire alike; which is an interesting response to say the least. […]

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League of Women Voters online election guide now available

League of Women Voters online election guide now available

| May 23, 2018

The online Voters’ Guide from the League of Women Voters (LWVMD) is now available at www.vote411.org.  Candidates for every office in every county in Maryland were asked to respond to questions relating to the duties of the office they are seeking and also to list their websites and social media pages.  More than 1,500 candidates responded to LWVMD’s […]

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Pittman shows strong grassroots funding surge

Pittman shows strong grassroots funding surge

| May 20, 2018

Steuart Pittman’s grassroots campaign for Anne Arundel County Executive continues to gain strong momentum as evidenced by the more than $300,000 it raised by the May 15 election reporting deadline. “I am proud to announce that our campaign has raised over $300,000,” Pittman says. “We are on track to fund the most powerful grassroots campaign […]

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Sierra Club and AFL-CIO endorse Pittman for County Executive

Sierra Club and AFL-CIO endorse Pittman for County Executive

| May 18, 2018

While County Executive Schuh continues to raise unprecedented sums of campaign money from development interests and companies that need permits and licenses from county government, his Democratic challenger Steuart Pittman is gaining momentum among organizations that represent working people and advocate for open space and the environment.   The Pittman campaign announced that it has […]

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FOP endorses Wes Adams for State’s Attorney

FOP endorses Wes Adams for State’s Attorney

| May 16, 2018

State’s Attorney Wes Adams has announced that the Anne Arundel County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 70 voted to endorse him for State’s Attorney. Statement from Cpl. O’Brien Atkinson, President FOP Lodge 70, “On behalf of our nearly 1,500 active and retired police officer members, Anne Arundel County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #70 is […]

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Doug Arnold: Clerk of the Court, why I am running and what we do (Guest Column)

Doug Arnold: Clerk of the Court, why I am running and what we do (Guest Column)

| May 14, 2018

Each year in Maryland there are over 30,000 acts of domestic violence. Recently here in Anne Arundel County a woman was murdered in an act of domestic violence.  As a child, I had a close and loved family member who was the victim of domestic violence and I observed the pain and difficulty of domestic violence. […]

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