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August 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Councilmember Sidney Katz Files For Re-Election (VIDEO)

With his wife Sally by his side, Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz, a Democrat, filed his paperwork at the Board of Elections Wednesday as he prepares to run for re-election to his District 3 seat in 2018.  A former mayor of Gaithersburg, Katz is finishing his first term on the County Council and it’s a […]

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August 9, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

As He Addresses Reporters, Trone Criticizes Trump (VIDEOS)

When David Trone met with reporters Sunday, he criticized President Donald Trump on education, the environment, infrastructure and spending for the National Institutes of Heath. Here’s what he said: Trone, a millionaire Democrat who lives in Potomac, is seeking the 6th Congressional District seat being vacated by Rep. John Delaney. Delaney, also a Potomac Democrat, […]

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August 6, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Trone Expects to Raise Lots of Small Donations to Fund Campaign (VIDEO)

David Trone, who announced his bid to be a Democratic candidate for the 6th District on Wednesday, said Sunday that he expected to collect more smaller checks from supporters than all the other candidates combined. Trone of Potomac spent $13 million of his own money in 2016 to come in second in the race for […]

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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

MoCo Votes Blog: Part One

MyMCMedia political posts through July 31st. Find more current political posts, here. The 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election is set for June 26, 2018, and it’s sure to be a historic election for Montgomery County. When voters go to the polls, they will will elect a governor, a state legislature, a county executive, a County Council, […]

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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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