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October 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

Comedian Dave Chappelle to Appear at Ben Jealous Rally in Silver Spring

Silver Spring-native Dave Chappelle is expected to join Democratic-candidate for Governor, Ben Jealous, in Silver Spring to encourage people to vote. Chappelle will join Jealous at McGinty’s Public House, located at 911 Ellsworth Drive in Silver Spring on Oct. 6. On Twitter, Jealous stated, ” My good friend Dave Chappelle is also going to be […]

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August 22, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Ben Jealous Discusses Personal Struggles With Communication Disorder

The latest campaign stop for gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous was right here in Montgomery County. Jealous joined school administrators, speech specialists, and young adults at the National Therapy Center in Bethesda to discuss his personal struggles with stuttering. “For me, this was probably one of the big challenges I had to take on early,” said […]

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July 27, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Turnbull Says Why She’s Supporting Elrich

Susan Turnbull, who is the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, talked about why she was supporting county executive nominee Marc Elrich. And she talked about the progress of her campaign.

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April 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

Endorsement Roundup: Nurses for Elrich; Leggett for Dang, Katz

Nurses Endorse Elrich for Montgomery County Executive The National Nurses Organizing Committee, an affiliate of National Nurses United, the nation’s largest union of registered nurses, endorsed Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich in his bid for county executive. In a news release, the nursing organization praised Elrich as “the clear progressive candidate” who has worked for […]

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January 22, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

MoCo Votes Blog: Part Two

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, members of the school board and the House of Representatives, and much […]

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November 29, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Education Can Help Fight Gang Violence, Turnbull Says

Susan Turnbull, whom Ben Jealous announced Wednesday as his running mate, said that part of the solution to gang violence and Baltimore crime rests in providing more education. “I think part of it is moving from incarceration to education, giving people educational opportunity,” said Turnbull, in an interview with MyMCMedia. “If you have no place […]

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November 29, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Jealous Selects Turnbull as Running Mate

Ben Jealous, who seeks to be Maryland’s first African-American governor, tapped Susan Turnbull of Bethesda to be his running mate in the 2018 Democratic primary. Turnbull has played roles in behind-the-scenes politics at both the state and national levels. Her 40-year career has included stints with nonprofits, businesses and on Capitol Hill. “I’m honored to […]

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October 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Gather for Forum

Six Democratic candidates seeking to be the next Maryland governor will take part in a in a forum Saturday in Germantown. The event is hosted by United for Maryland PAC, a coalition of more than 30 grassroots organizations and activists that united and mobilized after the Women’s March in January 2017. Topics include health care, […]

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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 13, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Bernie Sanders Endorses Ben Jealous in Silver Spring

In speeches that seemed one part politics, one part religious revival, progressives descended on Silver Spring on Thursday morning to hear Sen. Bernie Sanders endorse Ben Jealous in the Maryland governor’s race. “We are gathered today on Trump’s doorstep to let the world know, we intend to get rid of his doormat,” Jealous told the […]

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