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9:42 am
Mon June 9, 2014

With Brown Dominant In New Poll, Gubernatorial Upset Unlikely

Originally published on Mon June 9, 2014 9:25 am

With Brown Dominant In New Poll, Gubernatorial Upset Unlikely

With recent polling data out on the governor's race, it looks very unlikely that either of the Democratic challengers to Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will pull a Harry Hughes. WYPR's Fraser Smith and Karen Hosler talk about the poll and that remarkable 1978 gubernatorial primary.

Headlines
9:39 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Governor’s Race Poll, Health Insurance Rates, Baltimore Teachers File Grievance, & MD Tourism

Credit Courtesy of MPT

With just over two weeks until Maryland’s primary election, a new poll of the governor’s race indicates that the frontrunners in both parties are maintaining sizable leads. A closer look at the poll, plus: requests to change health insurance rates, a class action grievance filed by Baltimore teachers, tourism figures, new statues for the Great Blacks in Wax museum, the Cozy closes, and more.

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WYPR News
9:13 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Why Craig Failed To Get Public Financing For His Campaign

Originally published on Fri June 6, 2014 5:10 am

Why Craig Failed To Get Public Financing For His Campaign

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Christopher Connelly talk about why David Craig, despite a long history in Maryland politics, was unable to qualify for public campaign financing in his bid for governor.

Headlines
8:41 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Cardin Calls On Obama To Declassify Prisoner Exchange Details, Public Financing, & “The New Dundalk”

U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin.
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US Senator Ben Cardin is urging President Obama to declassify the details of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl's prisoner swap as quickly as possible. A look at why GOP gubernatorial hopeful David Craig failed to qualify for public financing. Plus: casino revenue, ringworm at Howard County’s animal shelter, “The New Dundalk,” and more.

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WYPR News
3:15 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Why Have There Been So Few Black Governors?

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown at an NAACP gubernatorial forum in April.

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 1:16 pm

Maryland’s 2014 gubernatorial race is full of potential firsts.

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WYPR News
3:14 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Will Voters Pick Brown To Manage $40 Billion Operation?

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 8:25 am

What did he know and when did he know it?

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Headlines
8:08 am
Thu June 5, 2014

A Gubernatorial Debate, Attack Ads, Frosh Picks Up O’Malley Endorsement, & Baltimore Property Taxes

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The three top Democratic candidates for governor hold their final broadcast debate this morning. An independent expenditure group launches the latest attack ad in the governor’s race. State Senator Brian Frosh’s bid to be MD’s next Attorney General picks up the endorsement of Governor Martin O’Malley. Baltimore’s property tax rate falls. And more.

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Headlines
8:31 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Sexual Assault Policy, Public Financing, Harbor Point, Cove Point, and A Fence At The War Memorial

The Harbor Point development site in Baltimore.
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

Maryland college campuses are required to revamp their policy for dealing with sexual assault by the end of this year. We look at what the new policy contains. Plus: public financing, Harbor Point, Cove Point, a fence at the War Memorial, and more.

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WYPR News
3:03 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

GOP Contenders For Governor Meet In Last Debate

Republican gubernatorial candidates for governor. From left, Harford County Executive David Craig, Del. Ron George, Larry Hogan and Charles Lollar.

Originally published on Tue June 3, 2014 1:23 pm

GOP Contenders For Governor Meet In Last Debate

The four contenders for the Republican nomination to be Maryland’s next governor met this afternoon for their second and final debate before the June 24 primary.

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3:01 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Democratic Candidates For Governor Slam Each Other In Final TV Debate

Democratic gubernatorial candidates, from left: Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Del. Heather Mizeur (Montgomery County), and Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler.

Originally published on Tue June 3, 2014 9:56 am

WYPR's Nathan Sterner talks with politics reporter Christopher Connelly about Monday's Democratic gubernatorial debate.

  The governor’s race on the democratic side has gotten progressively more heated, and more negative. And the final TV debate before the June 24 primary featured a fair amount of mud slinging.  Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Attorney General Doug Gansler and Del. Heather Mizeur faced off Monday night in front of an audience of undecided voters.

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