Karen Hosler | WYPR

Karen Hosler

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Rachel Baye

Despite the grim returns in national races, Maryland Democrats celebrated victories in House and Senate races. Congressman Chris Van Hollen defeated Republican Kathy Szeliga for the open Senate seat vacated by retiring Senator Barbara Mikulski. State Senator Jamie Raskin won his race to replace Van Hollen in congress and former Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown won his race for Congress.

Maryland goes to the polls

Nov 8, 2016
Jonna McKone

Marylanders flooded polling places Tuesday as one of the nastiest and most divisive elections in recent memory came to a close. There were long lines at many polling places and glitches here and there, some of them related to Maryland’s return to paper ballots. Scanners broke down in several places and in other precincts, voters waited in long lines to put their ballots through a single scanner.

Fraser Smith and Karen Hosler, of the WYPR news team, talk about Republican efforts to retake Maryland's Sixth Congressional District seat with a 74-year-old "young gun."

United States Department of the Interior, GIS

The mood was bright and optimistic when a dozen or so Republican women posed for a recent campaign gathering in Severna Park with Mark Plaster. They were eager to help the GOP candidate give Democrat John Sarbanes the only serious challenge he’s faced since first winning Maryland’s Third District congressional seat 10 years ago.

Preakness runs in place at Pimlico Saturday, but fans tout prospects for makeover Oh sure, the second day of Pimlico’s 2016 season was rain-soaked and gloomy. It was so bad the small scrum of spectators for the opening race didn’t even bother to leave the comfort of the freshly scrubbed clubhouse, watching the action on relatively new flat screen TVs instead.

Van Hollen victory shaped by careful tending of the homefolks Chris Van Hollen’s victory party last night took on a festive glow long before positive results were more than just exit polls and wishful thinking. It might well be called a moment of affirmation after a bruising campaign.

Maryland’s primary election is less than week away. And while the presidential front runners were busy with Tuesday’s New York primary, Republican John Kasich delivered his relentlessly positive message to a sympathetic audience in Annapolis. WYPR’s Karen Hosler was there and joins Morning Edition host Nathan Sterner.

Little Eva’s 1962 hit Loco-motion set the tone for a Donna Edwards campaign rally in Baltimore’s Station North arts and entertainment district last weekend that was part sock hop, part prayer meeting. Campaign staffer Salima Siler Marriott told three dozen volunteers that it is “really critical at this juncture is that you are able to multiply yourself” to get out the Edwards vote.

Jonna McKone

Maryland began digging out from under an historic snowfall yesterday with shovels, snow blowers and in one case, even a dustpan.

The gaggle of top state officials, close family members and long-time friends who turned out Wednesday to bid farewell to Marvin Mandel bore witness to the former governor’s broad bipartisan style.

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