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October 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Montgomery County Has the Most Democrats, Republicans or Independents?

Here’s a bar bet that could win someone a beer: Of all the counties in Maryland, Montgomery County has the most: A) Democrats, B) Republicans, or C) Independents? It’s not Democrats. Even though Montgomery has the largest population of any jurisdiction in the state, Prince George’s has more Democrats. In Montgomery, Dems number 377,164; and […]

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September 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Trone Ads Target Trump’s DACA Decision

Millionaire congressional candidate David Trone has released two videos that will appear on cable television, supporting individuals who are in the country who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival status, the so-called Dreamers. Trone is running for the 6th Congressional District seat being vacated by Rep. John Delaney of Potomac, who is sitting out the […]

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September 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Approval Ratings Remain High

Gov. Larry Hogan remains a popular Republican governor in heavily Democratic Maryland, according to a poll released Monday. And in addition to his high approval ratings, 51 percent of Marylanders who said they were likely to vote in 2018 said they are leaning toward voting or would definitely vote to re-elect Hogan. The findings were […]

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September 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Leggett Endorses Albornoz in County Council Race

County Executive Ike Leggett endorsed his recreation director’s campaign to become an at-large County Council member Saturday. Leggett’s announcement came via Gabe Albornoz’s Facebook page. Albornoz, 41, of Kensington is running in the Democratic primary for one of four at-large seats on the council. “I think he sees the big picture for the entire county,” […]

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September 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

Sept. 26 Voter Registration Drives on National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, Sept. 26. and the Montgomery County Board of Elections (BOE) is encouraging residents to register to vote and to verify their voter registration information is current. BOE staff will be available at nine libraries across the county to assist in registering individuals to vote, to verify current voter registration, […]

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September 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Ashman Could Run Unopposed in November

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman could run unopposed in the city’s Nov. 7 election. Friday was the last day for candidates to file their candidacies with the city. The city’s Board of Supervisors of Elections will certify all candidates on Sept. 26, said Lauren Klingler of the City Manager’s Office. Other individuals who filed were Mike […]

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September 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Candidate Wants To Change How Council Does Business

A 58-year-old money manager running for Montgomery County Council said he wants to change the way the council makes decisions. “Somebody has got to take the time to put the citizens in the drivers seat,” Republican Ed Amatetti said. Amatetti, who lives in North Potomac, said he’s been to lots of hearings and he’s found […]

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September 20, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Recreation Director Running To Be At-Large Member of Council

Gabe Albornoz has entered the crowded at-large race for Montgomery County Council, becoming the second member of County Executive Ike Leggett’s cabinet to enter the race. Albornoz, 41, lives in Kensington and is the county’s recreation director. “I love the entire county. Because of my day job I’ve been able to build relationships and I […]

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September 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Candidates Who Want to Represent Montgomery County

Here is the latest list of the candidates who want to represent Montgomery County in Congress, the State House, County Council, Board of Education, the courthouse and the central committees taken from the Maryland State Board of Elections website. Candidates have until Feb. 27, 2018, to file a candidacy. The primary election is June 26, 2018. The general […]

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September 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Baltimore County Executive Kicks Off Run for Governor

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz on Monday announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Maryland governor in a speech in Towson. Kamenetz blasted Gov. Larry Hogan throughout his remarks but also fired shots at President Donald Trump. “I want to be your next governor because Donald Trump and Larry Hogan are taking our country […]

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