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Vicki Almond

John Lee

The race for the Democratic nomination for Baltimore County Executive remained too close to call as Tuesday night faded into Wednesday morning. Fewer than one thousand votes separated County Councilwoman Vicki Almond, State Senator Jim Brochin and former Delegate Johnny Olszewski.

But while the Democratic race remained up in the air, the Republican contest was settled.  State Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer handily defeated Delegate Pat McDonough for the GOP nomination.

Joel McCord and John Lee, of the WYPR News team, examine the early start in the race for Baltimore County Executive and for funds to run the campaigns.