Democrats

July 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Ocasio-Cortez Joins Raskin for Rally in Silver Spring Thursday

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) will be joined by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Thursday for a rally at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The rally will benefit Raskin’s Democracy Summer program, which aims to educate young Democrats about political organizing strategies to turn out voters to vote down the ballot in the 2020 election. Both […]

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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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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 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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May 17, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Post Endorsement Gives Campaign ‘Validation,’ Blair Says

Montgomery County Executive candidate David Blair said last week’s Washington Post endorsement gives his campaign “validation.” Blair attended a Small Business Network session called, “Women Mean Business,” at the MyMCMedia studios Thursday. Here’s what he had to say: Blair is one of six Democrats competing in the June 26 primary. The other five are Del. […]

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April 27, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

County Executive Candidates Rap Energy Tax at Business Forum

Montgomery County executive candidates — even the County Council members who are vying for a new position — found much to criticize about Montgomery’s business policies, hitting the energy tax and the lack of analysis in how legislation affects county companies. The candidates, all Democrats running in the June 26 primary, spoke at a forum […]

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April 13, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

District 1 Candidates Face Off on DLC, Amazon

Seven Democrats vying to be the next to represent District 1 on the Montgomery County Council showed off their differences Thursday night at a forum hosted by Friends of White Flint. On issues such as the privatization of the Department of Liquor Control, the potential arrival of Amazon and even debt revealed differences among the […]

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November 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich Draws Flak Over ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ Comment

County Councilmember Marc Elrich was taken to task Wednesday for his choice of words — “ethnic cleansing” — to describe how the 16-mile Purple Line would displace neighborhoods along its route. “Words matter. To equate potential gentrification with ethnic cleansing is offensive. Period,” County Council President Roger Berliner said. Elrich and Berliner were among the […]

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October 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

Fingers vote

Montgomery County Has the Most Democrats, Republicans or Independents?

Here’s a bar bet that could win someone a beer: Of all the counties in Maryland, Montgomery County has the most: A) Democrats, B) Republicans, or C) Independents? It’s not Democrats. Even though Montgomery has the largest population of any jurisdiction in the state, Prince George’s has more Democrats. In Montgomery, Dems number 377,164; and […]

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July 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Questions with U.S. Reps Raskin and Delaney (VIDEO)

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin went live on Facebook from the backseat of a car with U.S. Rep. John Delaney on Thursday afternoon as the two Democrats fielded some questions about their first job, their first album, Elton John, food, and people they would like to meet. At the beginning of the video, Raskin said he […]

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