Fraser Smith http://wypr.org en Why Maryland May Have A Competitive Governor's Race http://wypr.org/post/why-maryland-may-have-competitive-governors-race <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Kyle Leslie, Matt Purdy / WYPR" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201303/IMPLogoFlag_1.gif" alt="" /><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/07/7-4_EDITED_IMP_Smith_&_Hosler_on_gov_race.mp3" class="asset-audio">Why Maryland May Have A Competitive Governor&#039;s Race</a><p>WYPR's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Fraser Smith and Karen </span>Hosler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talk about why they think that despite Democrats' significant voter registration advantage, <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/md-gops-hogan-stays-silent-on-hobby-lobby-case-as-groups-press-for-a-position/2014/07/02/5a02352c-023c-11e4-8572-4b1b969b6322_story.html">this year's campaign for governor</a> may be a real race.</span><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:47:36 +0000 Fraser Smith 501784 at http://wypr.org Why Maryland May Have A Competitive Governor's Race Mosby Victory Shows (Again) Who Votes In Baltimore http://wypr.org/post/mosby-victory-shows-again-who-votes-baltimore <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Tom Chalkley" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/F_Smith_2008_drawing_by_Chalkley_head.JPG" alt="" /><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/07/7-3_FINAL_FS_essay_on_State&#039;s_Atty_race.mp3" class="asset-audio">Mosby Victory Shows (Again) Who Votes In Baltimore</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Marilyn </span>Mosby’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> win over incumbent State's </span>Atty<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Gregg Bernstein was in the cards from about the moment Bernstein won the office four years ago.</span><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:56:09 +0000 Fraser Smith 501652 at http://wypr.org Mosby Victory Shows (Again) Who Votes In Baltimore Social Security Nominee Likely To Face Bipartisan Grilling http://wypr.org/post/social-security-nominee-likely-face-bipartisan-grilling <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Kyle Leslie, Matt Purdy / WYPR" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201303/IMPLogoFlag_1.gif" alt="" /><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/07/7-2_FINAL_IMP_Smith_&_Fritze_on_Colvin.mp3" class="asset-audio">Social Security Nominee Likely To Face Bipartisan Grilling</a><p>WYPR's Fraser Smith and John Fritze&#160;of the Baltimore Sun talk about the <a href="http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2014-06-27/business/bs-md-social-security-future-20140626_1_carolyn-colvin-field-office-closures-social-security-administration">nomination of Marylander Carolyn Colvin</a> to head the Social Security Administration, and why she's likely to face tough questions from both parties during her confirmation hearings.<p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:32:19 +0000 Fraser Smith 501583 at http://wypr.org Social Security Nominee Likely To Face Bipartisan Grilling On To The Next Chapter: Brown v. Hogan http://wypr.org/post/next-chapter-brown-v-hogan <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Kyle Leslie, Matt Purdy / WYPR" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201303/IMPLogoFlag_1.gif" alt="" /><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/06/6-25_FINAL_IMP_on_gov_race_0.mp3" class="asset-audio">On To The Next Chapter: Brown v. Hogan</a><p>WYPR's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Fraser Smith and political analyst Richard Cross talk about the results in the Democratic and Republican gubernatorial primaries and how Larry Hogan and Anthony Brown stack up as general election rivals.</span><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:58:35 +0000 Fraser Smith 501247 at http://wypr.org On To The Next Chapter: Brown v. Hogan How The Primary For Maryland Attorney General Became The Season's Most Interesting Race http://wypr.org/post/how-primary-maryland-attorney-general-became-seasons-most-interesting-race <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Kyle Leslie, Matt Purdy / WYPR" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201303/IMPLogoFlag_1.gif" alt="" /><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/06/6-20_FINAL_Arelis_Hernandez_on_AG.mp3" class="asset-audio">How The Primary For Maryland Attorney General Became The Season&#039;s Most Interesting Race</a><p>WYPR's&#160;Fraser Smith and Arelis Hern<span style="color: rgb(35, 35, 35); line-height: 1.5;">ández</span><span style="color: rgb(35, 35, 35); line-height: 1.5;"> of the Washintgon Post talk about the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/frosh-fundraising-picks-up-as-he-tries-to-close-gap-with-cardin-in-md-attorney-general-race/2014/06/14/57a2233e-f3da-11e3-9ebc-2ee6f81ed217_story.html">tightening race for Maryland attorney general</a> and why it may be a battle of name recognition versus endorsements.</span><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:46:50 +0000 Fraser Smith 501110 at http://wypr.org How The Primary For Maryland Attorney General Became The Season's Most Interesting Race Marylanders: Don't Relinquish The Title "Voter" http://wypr.org/post/marylanders-dont-relinquish-title-voter <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper left" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Tom Chalkley" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/F_Smith_2008_drawing_by_Chalkley_head.JPG" alt="" /><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/06/6-19_FS_FINAL_essay_on_disaffection.mp3" class="asset-audio">Marylanders: Don&#039;t Relinquish The Title "Voter" </a><p>Voter disaffection in the US comes as no surprise. Approval ratings for Congress have been in the single digits.<p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:04:24 +0000 Fraser Smith 500929 at http://wypr.org Marylanders: Don't Relinquish The Title "Voter" Why Thousands Of Maryland Voters Have Left The Major Political Parties http://wypr.org/post/why-thousands-maryland-voters-have-left-major-political-parties <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Kyle Leslie, Matt Purdy / WYPR" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201303/IMPLogoFlag_1.gif" alt="" /><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/06/6-18_FINAL_IMP__Bethany_Rogers_Voters.mp3" class="asset-audio">Why Thousands Of Maryland Voters Have Left The Major Political Parties</a><p>WYPR's Fraser Smith and <a href="http://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/politics_and_government/governmental_and_political_topics/elections/hundreds-of-county-residents-opt-out-of-party-affiliation/article_a9767eb4-af2f-58cb-a860-7e8f51848967.html">Bethany Rodgers of the Frederick News-Post</a> talk about the large number of Maryland voters who recently changed their registration status to become unaffiliated with either main political party and whether it will motivate the parties to hold open primaries in the future.<p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:45:35 +0000 Fraser Smith 500877 at http://wypr.org Why Thousands Of Maryland Voters Have Left The Major Political Parties Polls, Primaries, And Turnout: Will Brown Be Cantor-ed? http://wypr.org/post/polls-primaries-and-turnout-will-brown-be-cantor-ed <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Kyle Leslie, Matt Purdy / WYPR" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201303/IMPLogoFlag_1.gif" alt="" /><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/06/6-13_FINAL_IMP_Smith_&_Raabe_on_polling.mp3" class="asset-audio">Polls, Primaries, And Turnout: Will Brown Be Cantor-ed?</a><p>WYPR's Fraser Smith and <a href="http://www.opinionworks.com/about-us/our-people">Steve Raabe of OpinionWorks</a>&#160;talk about <a href="http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-maryland-statewide-likely-voter-preprimary-poll-20140608,0,3096465.htmlpage">polls</a>, <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/what-went-wrong-for-eric-cantor/2014/06/11/0be7c02c-f180-11e3-914c-1fbd0614e2d4_story.html">Eric Cantor's surprising loss</a> in his Congressional primary, and what that race has in common with Maryland's upcoming primaries.<p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:07:24 +0000 Fraser Smith 500765 at http://wypr.org Polls, Primaries, And Turnout: Will Brown Be Cantor-ed? Under The Radar This Year: The Race For Baltimore State's Attorney http://wypr.org/post/under-radar-year-race-baltimore-states-attorney <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Kyle Leslie, Matt Purdy / WYPR" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201303/IMPLogoFlag_1.gif" alt="" /><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/06/6-16_FINAL_IMP_Smith_&_Duncan_on_State&#039;s_atty.mp3" class="asset-audio">Under The Radar This Year: The Race For Baltimore State&#039;s Attorney</a><p>WYPR's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Fraser Smith and Ian Duncan of the Baltimore Sun talk about the </span><a href="http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-states-attorney-election-20140613,0,2439499.story">Democratic primary for State's Attorney</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and why the race has thus far been under-the-radar.</span><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:05:08 +0000 Fraser Smith 500763 at http://wypr.org Under The Radar This Year: The Race For Baltimore State's Attorney With Brown Dominant In New Poll, Gubernatorial Upset Unlikely http://wypr.org/post/brown-dominant-new-poll-gubernatorial-upset-unlikely <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Kyle Leslie, Matt Purdy / WYPR" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201303/IMPLogoFlag_1.gif" alt="" /><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/06/6-9_IMP_FINAL_on_poll_&_1978.mp3" class="asset-audio">With Brown Dominant In New Poll, Gubernatorial Upset Unlikely</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With </span><a href="http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-governor-poll-20140607,0,3193018.story" style="line-height: 1.5;">recent polling data out</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on the governor's race, it looks very unlikely that either of the Democratic challengers to Lt. </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Anthony Brown will pull a Harry Hughes. </span>WYPR<span style="line-height: 1.5;">'s Fraser Smith and Karen </span>Hosler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talk about the poll and that remarkable 1978 gubernatorial primary.</span><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 13:42:01 +0000 Fraser Smith & Karen Hosler 500407 at http://wypr.org With Brown Dominant In New Poll, Gubernatorial Upset Unlikely