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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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July 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Expected to Endorse Ben Jealous for Maryland Governor

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is expected to endorse Ben Jealous’ candidacy for Maryland Governor Thursday in Silver Spring. According to Jealous’ social media posts, organizers are preparing for a big turnout. You can find out more, here. The Maryland 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election is set for June 26, 2018. Join us Thurs. in Silver Spring […]

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September 9, 2013 | Staff Writer

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Governor’s Statement on NAACP President Ben Jealous

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has released the following statement on National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) President Ben Jealous’s decision to step down as head of the NAACP at the end of the year: “Under Ben Jealous’s leadership, the NAACP has continued its fight for fairness and equality across our nation.  He has […]

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