Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The New England College poll previewing the 2016 presidential primary shows Hillary Clinton with a commanding lead.
Gov. Martin O'Malley finished last among a field of 2016 Democrat presidential hopefuls, according to a poll released by New England College. The poll released Tuesday by the New Hampshire-based college found that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton led the field, with 65 percent of those surveyed saying they would vote for her in 2016. O'Malley finished last among the field of six, with zero percent saying they would vote for the two-term Democratic Maryland governor. Rounding out the field are Vice President Joseph Biden with 10 percent, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren with 5 percent, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo with 4 percent and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick with 3 percent. The college surveyed 314 New Hampshire Democratic …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Hundreds gather at Prince George's Community College in Largo, MD for Brown's gubernatorial campaign announcement.
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The results of the Quinnipiac University poll come as proponents of reinstating the death penalty in Maryland say the law is needed because of incidents such as the Boston Marathon bombing.
Americans support the death penalty for terrorists, according to a national poll released by Quinnipiac University. The national survey found that 63 percent favored the death penalty for someone convicted of murder involving an act of terrorism compared to 32 percent who said they opposed capital punishment. The results of the poll come as political leaders including Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger, a Democrat, and Washington County Republican Del. Neil Parrott announced a plan to collect more than 55,000 signatures in order to reinstate the death penalty in Maryland. "One only has to look back to Oklahoma City, Aurora, CO, Newtown, CT, and the recent massacre in Boston to recognize that if these crimes were …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The Town of Chevy Chase has an estimated surplus of $8 million or $9 million, and there is disagreement among the three candidates for two council seats on what to do with it.
Update, Wednesday, May 8, 3 p.m.: The winners of Wednesday's Town of Chevy Chase Council election are Pat Burda and John Bickerman, Town Manager Todd Hoffman told Patch. Original post, Monday, May 6, 4 p.m.: Three Town of Chevy Chase residents are running for two council seats in Tuesday's Town of Chevy Chase Council election. The two incumbents—Mayor Pat Burda and Councilwoman Linna Barnes—both have served on the council for some years. Their challenger, John Bickerman, has lived in the town for seven years, and this is his first run for town council. Bickerman, an environmental mediator for more than 20 years, would like to see more discussion by the council about the town's approximately $8 million or $9 million surplus, which he says …
Friday, May 3, 2013
The effort to place the issue on the ballot will be led by Democratic Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger and Washington County Republican Del. Neil Parrott.
Proponents of the death penalty in Maryland will attempt to overturn at the ballot box a new law repealing capital punishment. The effort to place the issue before voters in 2014 will be spearheaded by Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger and Washington County Del. Neil Parrott. The pair is expected to make the effort to collect the required 55,736 official during a Friday morning announcement near Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Shellenberger said the death penalty is an important tool for prosecutors. "One only has to look at what has taken place in our country in the last 10 years—Virginia Tech; Aurora, CO; Boston," Shellenberger said. "We don't know what is going to happen in the future but we should at least have the …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Pundits have long speculated that Maryland's Gov. Martin O'Malley would compete for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016.
Will Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley compete to become commander-in-chief? Despite several pretty clear indicators that the two-term governor is very interested in becoming president, he told reporters during a trade mission to Israel that he won't make a decision until next year. WAMU.org reported: In Jerusalem, O'Malley said he is currently undecided but intends to dedicate "reflection time" during the latter half of this year on whether he will undertake a run for the White House. O'Malley often is mentioned, along with Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as a potential Democratic nominee in the 2016 contest. Legislative victories for the governor and the state's Democratic …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Maryland Juice: Navarro, other county pols, could join Brown in gubernatorial bid.
Could Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro (D-Dist. 4) of Silver Spring become Maryland's next lieutenant governor? The state's gubernatorial election is a long way off, but political consultant David Moon, editor of the politics blog Maryland Juice, thinks Navarro is at least under consideration as a running mate to current Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. Brown, a Democrat from Prince George's County, is expected to be the first candidate to announce his bid for governor in 2014. Adam Fogel, Navarro's chief of staff, declined to comment. Moon procured a short list of potential candidates to join Brown, who is thought to be preparing to kick off his campaign May 10 at Prince George's Community College. Here's the list: Click here …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Silver Spring Councilwoman joins council members George Leventhal and Phil Andrews and former County Executive Doug Duncan as Democratic candidates, The Washington Examiner reported.
Montgomery County Councilwoman Valerie Ervin, of Silver Spring, announced plans to join an already crowded Democratic field for the 2014 county executive race, The Washington Examiner reported. Ervin joins County Councilmen George Leventhal (At Large) and Phil Andrews (Gaithersburg/Rockville), along with former County Executive Doug Duncan in the race, according to the report. Current County Executive Ike Leggett could still announce a run for re-election. Ervin, 55, said she'd had "serious discussions" with multiple community members, pollsters and media consultants about starting her campaign, according to the report. Read the full story on The Washington Examiner.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Get caught up on headlines you might've missed in Montgomery County.
With more than a dozen websites across Montgomery County, Patch brings you news from every corner of our community. Catch up on headlines you might have missed this week, including a speed camera controversy in Chevy Chase, a push to ban fracking in Maryland and a retail race in Clarksburg. Frederick Woman Killed In Fatal Crash Near I-270S Shady Grove Exit GAITHERSBURG—A fatal accident on Interstate 270 southbound caused major delays Monday morning for commuters in the Gaithersburg-Rockville area. Read more on Gaithersburg Patch. Rockville Case Cited in Bid to Close Sex Law Loophole ROCKVILLE—Part-time school employees in Maryland have been able to engage in sexual relationships with students as young as 16 and avoid prosecution due to a…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Takoma Park delegate asks to be called a "rumored" candidate during interview with journalist.
Takoma Park Del. Heather Mizeur (D-District 20) took a spin on her own rumor mill yesterday when she took time to remind this journalist that she's considering running for governor in 2014. With nearly 21 months until the election, what else is a maybe-contender for the state's highest seat supposed to do? The exchange took place during an interview at an event at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville yesterday in support of proposed legislation which would require Maryland employers to provide workers with paid sick leave. "If you care to, put in there 'rumored gubernatorial candidate,'" said Mizeur as the interview concluded, jokingly suggesting how she might like to be referenced in a report noting her advocacy for the mandatory sick-leave…