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Anthony and Dutch -- they’ve been doing the endorsement dance for months now.

Doug Gansler an Heather Mizeur answered questions geared toward a Charm City audience on Monday at a second Democratic gubernatorial debate at Baltimore’s Fox 45 television studios.

State of Maryland

With the primary election four weeks from tomorrow, we’re talking this week with the two Democratic candidates for Baltimore City State’s Attorney. This morning, Sheilah Kast is joined by the incumbent State’s Attorney, Gregg Bernstein, who was elected four years ago and is running for reelection. 

Who’s A Better Republican?

May 22, 2014

Policy wise, Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman and State Delegate Steve Schuh agree on most everything: cutting taxes and county fees, hiring more police officers and building new schools.

Gubernatorial Candidate Survey

May 22, 2014
Photos courtesy of Maryland State Government and campaigns

Over the next few months, Maryland voters will decide who will replace Gov. Martin O'Malley in the governor’s mansion. From the state’s energy future to the struggle to create quality jobs, the next governor will make key decisions on a range of issues facing the Free State.
WYPR asked all of the Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates to respond to five questions the next governor will confront.

Maryland’s primary election will take place June 24. Early voting begins June 12 and ends June 19. The general election will take place November 4.

Click on the candidate's name to read their response.

1) What is the most important issue the next governor of Maryland will deal with in his/her first term?

The Democrats:  Anthony BrownDoug Gansler, Heather Mizeur
The Republicans:  David Craig, Ron George, Larry Hogan, Charles Lollar

Larry Hogan, Del. Ron George and Harford County Executive David Craig are all hoping to win the Republican gubernatorial nomination next month, and they're all hoping to get public campaign finance funds to do it. Larry Hogan, a former Ehrlich cabinet member and founder of Change Maryland, announced Wednesday that he is the first to cross the fundraising threshold to qualify for the $2.6 million in public funds. 

Lollar Hopes to Defy The Odds With Gubernatorial Bid

May 20, 2014

  “Maryland’s not so big until you have to travel it just about every day,” said Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles Lollar on the campaign trail recently.

This is a special podcast we’ve put together with all of our interviews with the candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General. Each is about 12 minutes long. They’re in alphabetical order.

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein and his challenger in the Democratic primary, Marilyn Mosby, agree that targeting violent repeat offenders, or VROs, will take bad guys off the streets of Baltimore. But that’s about the only thing they agree on.

Bill Clinton’s endorsement is possibly the most important one that Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has gotten in his bid to be Maryland’s next governor.

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Karen Hosler talk about Jon Cardin's high rate of absenteeism during committee votes in the House of Delegates and how it will affect his candidacy for Attorney General.

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Lou Peck of Bethesda Magazine talk about a hard-fought State Senate Democratic primary in Montgomery County and why the era of genteel politics there might be over.

Maryland’s primary election will take place June 24th. This is a special podcast we’ve put together with all of Maryland Morning's interviews with the candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Governor. We’ve arranged them in alphabetical order. The total run time is about 37 minutes.

Heather Mizeur, Candidate for Governor

May 9, 2014
Maryland State Government

Maryland’s primary election is less than seven weeks away, on June 24th. Next week, we’ll be talking with the three Democratic candidates for Attorney General. This week, we’re hearing from the major Democratic candidates for Governor. We’ve already spoken with Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. With Sheilah Kast in the studio today is Del. Heather Mizeur, of Montgomery County.

This is not the first rodeo for David Craig. In fact, it’s his 21st run for public office; a lot of campaigning for a man who considers himself less flashy than his opponents in the race for the Republican nomination for governor.

But making this race is something he’s been working toward for a long time. He’s been a state delegate, a state senator, Mayor of Havre de Grace and now, the Harford County Executive. And he’s developed a long record of balancing budgets, something he points to in his campaign.

Maryland’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates squared off Wednesday in the first debate of the season.  Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, Attorney General Doug Gansler, and Delegate Heather Mizeur took to the stage at the University of Maryland- College Park. It was the first chance for voters to see and hear the candidates lay out their pitch for why they should be their party's pick to run the state. You can listen to a recap of the debate below.


Anthony Brown, Candidate for Governor

May 7, 2014
State of Maryland

Maryland’s primary election for governor is just under seven weeks away, on June 24th. Last week, we spoke with the Republican candidates for governor. This week, we’re hearing from the major Democratic candidates for governor. With us today is Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown

Doug Gansler, Candidate for Governor

May 6, 2014
Maryland Attorney General website

Maryland’s primary election will take place June 24th.  Next week, last week we spoke with the Republicans running for Governor. This week, we’re talking to the three men running for the Democratic nomination. One of them is Attorney General Doug Gansler.

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Alison Knezevich of the Baltimore Sun talk about the race for state Senate in Baltimore County's 42nd district, and why incumbent Jim Brochin (D) is being opposed by some powerful state Democrats.

A Dose of Education for Your Brain

May 5, 2014
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Could education act like medicine for your brain?  That’s the question that an epidemiologist and physician at Johns Hopkins are considering.  In a new study published in the journal Neurology, they looked at the effect a person’s level of education had on her ability to recover from a traumatic injury.  

The 2014 Republican Candidates for Governor

May 2, 2014

Maryland’s primary election will take place June 24th. This is a special podcast we’ve put together with all of Maryland Morning's interviews with the candidates vying for the Republican nomination for Governor. Each interview is about ten minutes long. We’ve arranged them in alphabetical order. 

  In the summer 2004, Anthony Brown was in his second term in the House of Delegates – a rising star in the state’s Democratic party -- just named majority whip, a powerful position in the lower chamber.

He was also a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and he got orders to deploy to Iraq. The U.S. was sending him to help coordinate relief efforts for people displaced by the conflict.

David Craig, Candidate for Governor

May 2, 2014

Maryland’s primary election will take place June 24th.  Next week, we’ll speak with Democrats running for Governor.  This week, we’ve been talking to the four men running for the Republican nomination.  One of them is Harford County Executive David Craig.  

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Luke Broadwater of the Baltimore Sun talk about State Senator Joan Carter Conway's challenge from Baltimore City Councilman Bill Henry, and why the ticket matters in this Democratic primary.

If undecided is still leading in the polls, it’s no surprise.

Charles Lollar, Candidate for Governor

Apr 30, 2014

    

Maryland’s primary election is taking place on June 24th.  This week, we’re talking with the four men vying for the Republican nomination.  Charles Lollar is one of them.  He’s a Marine Corps Reservist, and a businessman.  

Ron George, Candidate for Governor

Apr 29, 2014

Maryland’s primary election is taking place on June 24th, and over the next few weeks on our show, we’ll be hearing from all of the major candidates in statewide races.  Next week, we’ll speak with Democrats running for Governor.  This week, we’re talking to the four men running for the Republican nomination. 

To say Ron George has an eclectic background is a bit of an understatement. The two-term Republican delegate now running for governor studied gold working, got a bachelors degree in performing arts, and a master’s in psychology. For the last 23 years, he’s been running Ron George Jewelers on Main Street in Annapolis.

Larry Hogan, Candidate for Governor

Apr 28, 2014
Courtesy of the Hogan Campaign

There are less than two months until the state-wide primary in Maryland.  Over the next few weeks on our show, we'll hear from all of the major candidates in statewide races.  Next week, we’ll be hearing from those vying for the Democratic nomination for Governor.  This week, we hear from those looking to represent the GOP.  

Bryan Sears (from The Daily Record) and Fraser Smith ponder the quietness among the gubernatorial election's leaders - don't the voters want to know what they have to say? 

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