Maryland Voices: Trump and Clinton both have strongholds in Baltimore County
If you go around asking people who they plan to vote for, for president this year, you will find many are passionate about their choices. And that choice often has a lot to do with not liking the other candidate.
Take Liz Freedman, who lives in Reisterstown and plans to vote for Hillary Clinton.
"I could never vote for Donald Trump," Freedman said. "He is a misogynist."
Then there is Ed Aldridge, who lives in Essex.
"Trump all the way," he said. "Hillary will run the country into the ground."
Here’s a thought to ponder that some may find scary as we prepare to celebrate Halloween: The Baltimore City Council will surely be transformed after the election next week.
Six City Council incumbents decided not to run in the primary last April. Robert Curran, Rochelle “Rikki” Spector and Helen Holton are retiring for various reasons. Nick Mosby and Carl Stokes chose to run for Mayor instead of for their council seats. James Kraft ran for Baltimore Circuit Court judge. Two other City Council incumbents, William “Pete” Welch in the 9th District and Warren Branch in the 13th, were unseated in the primary by fellow Democrats. That means that – no matter what happens on Election Day -- at least eight out of 14 seats on the council will be occupied by first time legislators.
What does that mean for the future of Charm City? Today, we bring you a Reporters’ Roundtable with three reporters who follow all things Baltimore very closely. Jayne Milleris an award winning investigative reporter for WBAL Television. She is a "force of nature," according to the City Paper. Luke Broadwatercovers the city for the Baltimore Sun, and Kenneth Burnsis the metro reporter covering Baltimore for WYPR. They joined host Tom Hall in the studio for a breakdown of the interesting council races across 14 Districts, and some prognostication as to how this large class of newbies will get along with veteran Council President Jack Young if he, too, wins reelection, which seems likely, and the rest of their Council colleagues.