2018 election

August 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Franchot Events Among Upcoming Political Fundraisers

Takoma resident Peter Franchot, the Democrat who serves as Maryland’s comptroller, has two receptions planned in the coming weeks. One is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Chesapeake Brewing Company, 114 West St., Annapolis. The second is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 13, at Black Ankle Vineyards, Mount Airy. […]

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August 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

New Progressive Group Endorses Bartlett’s District 39 Run

Bobby Bartlett, a Democrat seeking a District 39 seat in the House of Delegates, has been endorsed by “Run for Something,” an attempt to support the electoral ambitions of progressives, all under the age of 35. He is one of 65 candidates in 18 states, according to an email from the organization. Bartlett on Monday […]

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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 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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July 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Leventhal Receives nearly $200,000 from Public Election Fund

Montgomery County executive candidate George Leventhal said Friday he has received $196,652 to match the campaign contributions he has raised. The money comes from the county’s $11 million public election fund, which disburses funds based on contributions raised by candidates. Leventhal, an at-large member of the County Council, qualified for the funds by collecting more […]

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July 20, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Phil Andrews Talks About Public Financing Law (VIDEO)

At least 16 candidates in the 2018 election will be using Montgomery County’s public election financing system, which supplements campaign contributions with money from a taxpayer-supported fund. The system requires candidates for the Montgomery County Council and county executive to reach a minimum number of contributions, none more than $150. Once candidates reach the minimum, […]

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June 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Leventhal Kicks Off County Executive Campaign (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Councilman George Leventhal kicked off his campaign for county executive Saturday drawing about 100 supporters at Wheaton Regional Park. Much of his address to his supporters focused less on policy initiatives and more on how he would make county government work. “As your next County Executive, I will lead a cost-effective government that […]

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June 23, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Greenberger To Be Transferred from PIO Position Because of Candidacy

Neil Greenberger, the Montgomery County Council public information officer who says he is running to be a member of the Montgomery County Council, said Friday he will be transferring out of his office. Instead of handling the public relations duties for the county council, he’ll cross East Jefferson Street to join County Executive Ike Leggett’s […]

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June 15, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Council Spokesman to Run for Seat on County Council

Montgomery County spokesman Neil Greenberger said Thursday he was running for an at-large seat on the Montgomery County Council. He said he was assembling a team of advisers skilled in communications and knowing the “pulse of the community,” he said. Greenberger, a lifelong Democrat who lives in Damascus, said in February that he was mulling […]

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June 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 14, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 14, in Montgomery County: 1. Bridge Reopens: The Carroll Avenue Bridge is reopening today in Takoma Park, a month ahead of schedule, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation. 2. Business News: Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is scheduled to present proclamations to three Montgomery County businesses today in […]

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