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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Alec Ross Brews Unconventional Pick for Running Mate

By Josh Kurtz Alec Ross, the contender who is running the most unconventional campaign for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, has chosen a most unconventional running mate. Ross’ candidate for lieutenant governor will be Julie Verratti, the 38-year-old co-owner of Denizens Brewing Co. in downtown Silver Spring. Their first public appearance together will be at a Young Democrats convention Monday in

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Women’s Caucus Issues Recommendations for Fighting Harassment

By Josh Kurtz As the Maryland General Assembly attempts to find new ways to police itself – and all the people who work on the legislative campus – on the issue of sexual harassment and assault, the Women’s Caucus on Friday issued a set of policy recommendations for their colleagues to consider. The recommendations were part of a 38-page report

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Guest Commentary: Montgomery Democratic Committee’s Latest Vote Undermines Democracy

By Jordan Cooper The Democratic Party of Maryland has long prioritized party above the public interest. The latest manifestation of this gross abuse of the public trust revealed itself in a vote by the local party apparatus to yet again deny voters an opportunity to exercise their democratic right to self-determination. On Feb. 13, the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee

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