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.

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

Primary Results

Jun 25, 2014
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.

Election Day Here & There

Jun 24, 2014
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.

Midday Candidates' Week: Gansler

Jun 20, 2014

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

Midday Candidates' Week: Craig

Jun 20, 2014

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.

Midday Candidates' Week: Hogan

Jun 19, 2014

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.

Midday Candidates' Week: Brown

Jun 19, 2014

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.

Midday Candidates' Week: Attorney General Race

Jun 18, 2014

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. 

Midday Candidates' Week: Legislative Races

Jun 17, 2014
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.