Groups Rally Outside State House for Women’s Agenda

By Bruce DePuyt A broad coalition of progressive groups rallied outside the State House on Monday night, urging the General Assembly to adopt legislation designed to reduce violence against women and to promote women’s health, economic opportunity and “reproductive justice.” Leaders of several legislative caucuses — representing women, African-Americans, Hispanics, Asian-Americans and LGBT lawmakers — appeared alongside speakers from numerous

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Source: Baker and Lt. Gov. Pick Embry ‘Just Connected’

By Bruce DePuyt Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Rushern L. Baker III (D) has chosen a career prosecutor, Elizabeth M. Embry of Baltimore, to be his running mate, Maryland Matters has learned. Baker, the Prince George’s County executive, will announce his selection Tuesday morning at 10:30 at the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens in Baltimore. The duo will then head to Annapolis to

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Poll: Hogan’s Distance From Trump Pays Off

By Josh Kurtz As the November election draws nearer, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan (R) continues to have enviable job approval ratings, according to the latest poll from Goucher College. But President Trump’s poor standing in Maryland remains a threat to Hogan’s bid for a second term – and the governor’s re-election numbers aren’t nearly as strong as his approval ratings.

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Prince George’s House Primary Starting to Look Like a Family Feud

By Kaanita Iyer Prince George’s County Councilmember Mary A. Lehman has quietly joined the Democratic primary for House of Delegates in District 21 – and now finds herself running against a former boss and a former aide. The family affair – or family feud, depending on one’s perspective – includes two incumbents, Del. Joseline Pena-Melnyk and Del. Benjamin S. Barnes,

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Republican Polling Memo Sees Klausmeier as Highly Vulnerable

By Josh Kurtz Maryland Republicans are questioning a recent Democratic poll that showed Baltimore County state Sen. Katherine A. Klausmeier (D) with a substantial lead over her Republican challenger, Del. Christian J. Miele. The Maryland Republican Party sponsored a poll roughly a week after the Democratic survey and came away with starkly different conclusions. In a memo summarizing the poll

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Madaleno Touts Ticket’s Experience With Choice of Jenkins as Running Mate

By William F. Zorzi Standing in the cold drizzle outside of her high school alma mater in North Baltimore, Luwanda W. Jenkins went from one-time bureaucrat to political aspirant Monday morning, when state Sen. Richard S. Madaleno Jr. (D) formally announced her as his gubernatorial running mate. Jenkins stood with her family outside of Western High School, a public all-girls

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