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August 4, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Leggett’s Governor Pick Is Rushern Baker … For Now (VIDEO)

County Executive Ike Leggett said he was not running for governor, and his pick — at least for now — is his former student, Rushern Baker. Baker is the county executive of Prince George’s County. Leggett discussed his reasoning in this MyMCMedia Extra:

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August 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

David Trone Announces He’s Running For Congress (VIDEO)

David Trone, a Democrat, is running for Congress again. This time, the Potomac businessman, is running for the Maryland 6th District seat that John Delaney is leaving. You may remember that last year Trone ran for the Maryland 8th District seat. That seat was won by Jamie Raskin. Trone posted a video and unveiled his […]

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July 31, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Delaney Video Spells Out His Views on Country

After announcing his bid for the presidency, Rep. John Delaney recorded a Facebook video where he says he has “very specific plans” for handling security risks, infrastructure, improved education and other issues. The video doesn’t share any of those plans. He tells the story of growing up in Wood-Ridge, N.J., the son of an electrician […]

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July 31, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Delaney Announces Run for President

In an op-ed in the Washington Post, Rep. John Delaney said he would not run for a fourth term in the House of Representatives and instead prepare a campaign for the 2020 Democratic nomination to be president. “Our government is hamstrung by excessive partisanship. We are letting critical opportunities to improve the country pass us […]

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July 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Political Fundraisers Around Montgomery County

Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker holds his re-election kick off at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pearl, 180 High Park Lane, Silver Spring. Special guests include Sen. Chris Van Hollen and Rep. Jamie Raskin. For information, email Nik Sushka at niksushka@gmail.com or call 309.530.3775. Admission free, contributions accepted. Hucker has filed for re-election. State Sen. […]

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July 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Brooks Files for At-Large County Council Seat

A community organizer has entered the at-large race for the Democratic nomination for Montgomery County Council. “I’m running because I’m so excited to be working for a Montgomery County that works for all of us,” said Brandy H.M. Brooks, 40, of Wheaton. She said the county has abundant resources, which should be equitably shared by […]

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July 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Leventhal Receives nearly $200,000 from Public Election Fund

Montgomery County executive candidate George Leventhal said Friday he has received $196,652 to match the campaign contributions he has raised. The money comes from the county’s $11 million public election fund, which disburses funds based on contributions raised by candidates. Leventhal, an at-large member of the County Council, qualified for the funds by collecting more […]

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July 20, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Phil Andrews Talks About Public Financing Law (VIDEO)

At least 16 candidates in the 2018 election will be using Montgomery County’s public election financing system, which supplements campaign contributions with money from a taxpayer-supported fund. The system requires candidates for the Montgomery County Council and county executive to reach a minimum number of contributions, none more than $150. Once candidates reach the minimum, […]

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July 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

UPDATE: Greenberger Begins New Role in County Government

After serving more than a decade as the legislative officer for the Montgomery County Council, Neil Greenberger transferred to his new role in the Public Information Office of the County Executive on Monday. This change comes amid Greenberger’s announcement to run for an at-large seat on the County Council back in June. He requested a […]

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July 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Riemer Files for Re-Election to Montgomery County Council (VIDEO)

Councilmember Hans Riemer filed for a third term on the Montgomery County Council, completing paperwork at the county Board of Elections on Wednesday. We asked him about what he plans to do for the next four years, and what he considers his accomplishments for the last eight years. Here’s what he said: Riemer was an […]

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