Congressional Candidate Kathleen Matthews Endorses Chris Van Hollen for Senate

UPDATED March 4 Candidate for Maryland’s 8th congressional district Kathleen Matthews backed U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen over U.S. Rep. Donna Donna Edwards in Maryland’s Senate race on Feb. 22.

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Kathleen Matthews, candidate for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District, talks about her endorsement.

“I have been fortunate to have him as my congressman for 13 years and have supported his campaign for the Senate from the time he announced in March 2015. It’s time that I make my support of his campaign official. As a progressive Democrat and advocate for women and working families, Chris has represented my views on many important issues,” Matthews said in statement.

Van Hollen and Edwards are competing for in the April 26 Democratic primary for the nomination for retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s seat.

Matthews is running against candidates; David Anderson, Kumar Barve, Will Jawando, Jamie Raskin, Joel Rubin, Ana Sol-Gutierrez and  David Trone, to succeed Van Hollen.

For more on Matthews endorsement, visit her campaign website.

Indoor Dining Will Reopen on Valentine's Day at 25% Capacity

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Montgomery County will resume indoor dining at 25% capacity beginning Sunday, Feb. 14 at 7 a.m. The county council voted 7-2 on Tuesday to approve County Executive Marc Elrich’s executive order to make the change. Customers are limited to a 90-minute indoor dining period and on-site alcohol consumption must stop at 10 p.m. According to […]

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Rep. Andy Harris Skipped Impeachment Vote; Says He Would've Voted Nay

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Maryland Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD. 1) skipped Wednesday’s vote to impeach President Donald Trump. The impeachment passed in the House 232 to 197; 10 Republicans joined the Democrats in voting in favor of impeachment. The impeachment process will now move to the Senate. Reps. Kay Granger (R-TX. 12), Gregory Murphy (R-NC. 3) and Daniel Webster […]

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MCPS Will Provide Support for Students Following Chaos in D.C.

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Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will offer safe spaces for students to discuss Wednesday’s events in Washington, D.C., when supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building. In a letter to the school community, MCPS leaders supported the right to peacefully protest and condemned inciting violence. MCPS encouraged parents and guardians to discuss the […]

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Maryland's Electors to Cast Presidential Vote Dec. 14

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Maryland’s electors will cast their vote for president and vice president Monday, Dec. 14 at noon, as part of the Electoral College process. While they will vote in the State House, this year’s event will be closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be livestreamed on the Maryland Board of […]

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Maryland Attorney General Opposes Texas Lawsuit Challenging Election Results

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Update: The Supreme Court denied Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit Friday. Original Post: Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh joined 22 other attorneys general in a brief asking the Supreme Court to reject a Texas lawsuit challenging 2020 election results. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing four battleground states— Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin— […]

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Monday's Results Certification Officially Wraps Up 2020 General Election

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The Montgomery County Board of Elections counted the last batch of ballots last week, and the next step was the audit and certification process, which recently wrapped up. According to officials, the procedure included hand counting and matching every signed Voter Authority Card submitted during early voting and election day. Certification of results for the […]

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Board of Elections Counts Last Batch of Ballots

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The Montgomery County Board of Elections counted the last batch of provisional ballots this week. According to officials, there was about a 79% turnout of voters for the 2020 election — a 6% increase compared to 2016. MyMCMedia spoke with Dr. Gilberto Zelaya from the Montgomery County Board of Elections to learn more. THE END […]

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Takoma Park Mayor, Councilmembers Sworn In

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Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart and the six members of council, all incumbents, were sworn in Nov. 16. Stewart, who has been mayor since 2015, defeated Roger Schlegel Nov. 3 by a vote of 4,083 to 2,386. A total of 6,549 residents cast ballots out of the city’s 13,562 registered voters. According to Takoma Park […]

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Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 12, in Montgomery County

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Today is Thursday, Nov. 12, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1.Weekly Virtual COVID-19 Media Briefing: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and the County’s Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles will be joined by County Council President Sidney Katz; Stonebridge Principal Douglas Firstenberg; Quality Biological President and CEO Angela Graham, and US Pharmacopeia CEO Dr. Ronald T. Piervincenzi for an announcement from […]

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Montgomery County School Board Tentatively Approves In-Person Learning Plan

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On Tuesday, the Montgomery County Board of Education voted unanimously to tentatively approve a phased-in return to in-person learning beginning Jan. 12, 2021. A final vote is scheduled for Dec. 3. In-person learning will only begin if public health conditions allow it. On Friday, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials presented a matrix that shows […]

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Maryam Shahzad

About Maryam Shahzad

Maryam is a reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. She can be reached at mshahzad@mymcmedia.org or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.

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