August 7, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan: Visits to County Show Montgomery’s Importance

Gov. Larry Hogan, trying to be the first Republican in more than 60 years to win re-election in Maryland, has visited Montgomery County at least four times since the summer started. Earlier this month, the governor said he could win the county in the November elections. On Tuesday, Hogan was part of the National Night […]

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August 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Floreen Delivers Signatures That Could Put Her on November Ballot

Councilmember Nancy Floreen said she collected 20,343 signatures, nearly three times the figure — 7,255 — to put her independent candidacy for Montgomery County executive on the November ballot. Floreen delivered four boxes of signatures to the Montgomery County Board of Elections in Gaithersburg, saying her candidacy was an attempt to bring people together, not […]

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August 2, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Would Support Changes to How Marylanders Vote in Primaries

Gov. Larry Hogan said he would support changes to the way political parties choose candidates for the general election either, saying he would support runoff elections where a candidate needs 50 percent of a party’s support before moving on to the general election, or open primaries where independent votes could cast ballots. “We need to […]

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July 27, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Jawando Describes Why He’s Supporting Democratic Nominees

Will Jawando, a Democratic nominee for an at-large seat on the Montgomery County Council, tells why fellow Democrats need to support all the party’s candidates in November:

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July 27, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Updated: Elrich Offers Blair Spot on Transition Team

This story has been expanded from its original publication. Democratic county executive candidate Marc Elrich told supporters Thursday night that he had asked his primary opponent David Blair to join his transition team if Elrich wins the Montgomery County executive race in November. Elrich said Blair had endorsed his candidacy. “That’s not a small thing,” […]

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July 23, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

After Recount, Elrich the Democratic Nominee for County Executive

Councilmember Marc Elrich is the Democratic nominee for county executive, after the Montgomery County Board of Elections completed its recount of ballots.  Health care executive David Blair of Potomac picked up five votes in the recount, and Elrich picked up three for a net gain of two votes for Blair.  “Now we can all join together and move forward,” Blair said.   […]

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July 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

David Blair Files Petition For Manual Recount

Montgomery County executive candidate David Blair has filed a petition for a recount of the Democratic primary election ballots, according to Marjorie Roher, spokesperson for the Montgomery County Board of Elections. The petition, filed Thursday, calls for a manual recount of voted paper ballots, and includes 10 early voting centers, all absentee ballots, and all […]

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July 17, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Blair Says He Anticipates Seeking Recount in County Executive Race

Montgomery County executive candidate David Blair said Tuesday that he anticipates he will ask the county Board of Elections to perform a full recount of Democratic primary election ballots. “We have been informed that it will take approximately a week to perform a recount of the election results. Recognizing that the next Montgomery County Executive […]

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July 9, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATE: State Accepts Floreen’s Independent Candidacy; Elrich Defeats Blair

Update, 5:20 p.m.: A Maryland State Board of Elections said Monday the board would conditionally accept Councilmember Nancy Floreen’s independent candidacy for county executive. She must change her party registration from Democrat to “unaffiliated” by Aug. 6, and she must submit about 7,000 signatures from Montgomery County registered voters supporting her appearance on the ballot, […]

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July 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

What Six Winning Candidates Had to Say

We invited primary winners to stop by the Montgomery Community Media studios to discuss their victories. Here’s what they had to say: Patricia O’Neill, winner of the nonpartisan primary for Montgomery County Board of Education District 3 Julie Reiley, winner of the nonpartisan primary for Montgomery County Board of Education At-Large: Robert Dyer, winner of […]

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