Thankful for You

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! We are truly grateful to you, our readers, for sticking with us as we’ve worked to get Maryland Matters off the ground these past few months. For those of you who have contributed to the cause: words cannot even begin to express our gratitude. We’re about to enter an extremely exciting and pivotal period

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Scoop: John Hurson to Attempt Political Comeback

By Josh Kurtz John Hurson, a former top-ranking member of the Maryland House of Delegates, is preparing a political comeback attempt. Hurson, a Democrat who served as House majority leader and as chairman of the Environmental Matters Committee and then the Health and Government Operations Committee, told Maryland Matters Monday that he plans to run for an at-large seat on

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Guest Commentary: Reading the Tea Leaves

By Jim Burton Over the last few days, much has been made about the November’s election results and their impact on Maryland’s 2018 elections. Remember, trends are trends until they’re not. Below is a table showing the results of the presidential elections and the results of the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial elections that followed: Year           President    VA Gov     

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Meet the Members of the New Emerge Maryland Class

By Josh Kurtz Emerge Maryland, the group dedicated to training and electing Democratic women to office, has just announced the members of its sixth class. More than 30 women who have graduated from Emerge Maryland have signaled their intent to run for office in Maryland in 2018, the largest cohort of candidates ever. Two Emerge graduates were elected to local

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Guest Commentary: For Republicans, Roy Moore Saga Is a Stew of Problems

By Charlie Gerow New allegations about Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore continue to roll like the Crimson Tide. At the same time so are charges, complete with photographic evidence, about U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.). Meanwhile, we’re getting the first details of a secret “shush fund” that for more than two decades has been shelling out taxpayer money to

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Carozza, Accompanied by Hogan, Makes Mathias Challenge Official

By B.J. Darden Del. Mary Beth Carozza (R) officially announced she would run for state Senate on Sunday, challenging incumbent Sen. Jim Mathias (D), the former mayor of Ocean City. Gov. Larry Hogan (R) introduced Carozza and offered his full-throated endorsement during her announcement, which took place at her alma mater, Ocean City Elementary School. Hogan said he got to know

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