Democrats

June 25, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Trone on Infrastructure: What’s in It for Montgomery County?

After months of negotiations, President Joe Biden announced Thursday that a bipartisan infrastructure deal has been struck between a group of Democratic and Republican senators. According to Axios, “The deal will cost $1.2 trillion over eight years, or $974 billion over five years and offers more than $550 billion in new spending.” President Biden emerges […]

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June 11, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Still Hopeful About Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

Gov. Larry Hogan said in Gaithersburg on Thursday that he’s still hopeful about Congress pushing through a bipartisan infrastructure deal. On Tuesday, the negotiations between the White House and Senate Republicans ended after the two parties couldn’t reach an agreement to improve the nation’s infrastructure. President Biden’s initial plan proposed a $2.3 trillion package; the Republicans […]

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February 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Democratic Response to Hogan’s Address Centers Racial Equality, Pandemic Recovery

Del. Eric Luedtke (D-MD. 14), who represents Montgomery County and is the House of Delegates Majority Leader, delivered a brief Democratic response to Gov. Larry Hogan’s State of the State address. In a virtual address on Maryland Public Television (MPT) immediately following Hogan’s, Luedtke highlighted racial inequality and said it must be addressed. “And we […]

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January 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

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

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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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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