Elections

Elections
8:35 am
Fri November 14, 2014

The Unique Political Position Of Peter Franchot

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot (D).

Originally published on Mon December 1, 2014 12:58 pm

Despite a strong Republican showing in last week's election, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot easily won his bid to retain his seat. WYPR's Fraser Smith and Christopher Connelly talk about Franchot's unique place in the state Democratic party.

Politics
3:05 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Maryland Activists Vow To "Tame The Gerrymander"

Activists brought puzzles of several Maryland Congressional districts to Lawyer's Mall next to the State House in Annapolis on Thursday.

Originally published on Thu July 17, 2014 4:12 pm

A coalition of civic groups launched today a long-term campaign to reform the way Maryland draws its congressional election districts. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. June 25, 12-1 p.m.
10:34 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Primary Results

Credit The Baltimore Sun

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown won the Democratic nomination for Maryland governor. He'll face GOP contender Larry Hogan in November. This hour, we'll deconstruct the election results with Melissa Deckman, chair and professor of political science at Washington College, and Barry Rascovar of politicalmaryland.org.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. June 24, 12-1 p.m.
9:33 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Election Day Here & There

Three Democrats and four Republican candidates are vying for their party's nomination.
Credit The Baltimore Sun

As Maryland voters head to the polls for the statewide primary, we get reports on turnout from WYPR reporters. Plus, we hear about the recent election in Ukraine from attorney Alan Friedman, a former director of governmental relations for Anne Arundel County who served as an observer in Ukraine and in five earlier elections in Eastern Europe.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. June 20, 1-2 p.m.
10:23 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Midday Candidates' Week: Gansler

Attorney General Doug Gansler is one of three Democrats seeking his party’s nomination in Tuesday’s primary. Prior to serving eight years as Maryland’s top legal official, Gansler was the states attorney for Montgomery County. His gubernatorial priorities include streamlining government spending, cutting taxes, and diminishing the achievement-gap in Maryland schools. Guest host Nathan Sterner

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. June 20, 12-1 p.m.
10:18 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Midday Candidates' Week: Craig

Harford County Executive David Craig has been a Havre de Grace city councilman, its mayor, a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, and a state senator. And he’s one of four Republicans vying for his party’s nomination in next week’s gubernatorial primary. Among his top, would-be priorities: An elimination of the state’s personal income tax. He’d also slash government spending. His push: To make the state more economically competitive.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. June 19, 1-2 p.m.
11:31 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Midday Candidates' Week: Hogan

Larry Hogan

GOP front runner Larry Hogan, an Annapolis businessman, was the last to throw his hat into the ring, announcing his bid for the governorship in January.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. June 26, 12-1 p.m
11:06 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Midday Candidates' Week: Brown

Lt. Governor Anthony Brown is the clear front runner in the Democratic race for Maryland governor. Ahead of next week’s gubernatorial primary, polls show him leading his nearest rival by a margin of 2 to 1. Brown’s resume includes eight years in the governor’s office, a tour of duty in Iraq as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, and eight years in the Maryland General Assembly representing Prince George’s County.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. June 18, 12-2 p.m.
9:21 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Midday Candidates' Week: Attorney General Race

State House Del. Aisha Braveboy, State Sen. Brian Frosh, and State Del. Jon Cardin are vying for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General.

As the Republican and Libertarian candidates are running unopposed in the June 24th primary, we’ll talk with the three contenders vying for the Democratic nomination to become Maryland’s top legal officer; State House Del. Aisha Braveboy of Prince George’s County, Del. Jon Cardin of Baltimore County, and State Senator Brian Frosh of Montgomery County. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. June 17, 1-2 p.m.
10:13 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Midday Candidates' Week: Legislative Races

The race for Anne Arundel County Executive has been heating up in recent weeks as incumbent Laura Neuman fights to keep her position.
Credit The Baltimore Sun

Barry Rascovar of Political Maryland and Len Lazerick, editor and publisher for Maryland Reporter, join us as we examine the legislative races in the Baltimore region, Western Maryland, and the Eastern Shore. We’ll also be joined by the reporters who have been closely covering these races. 

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