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March 24, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Questions About Voting in Montgomery County During a Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has already affected Montgomery County residents planning to vote in the the 2020 presidential primary election. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the election has been rescheduled to take place June 2, after it was originally set for April 28. As we continue to respond to the health crisis, Gilberto Zelaya, the outreach […]

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March 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Former Congressman Delaney Endorses Biden

Former Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney (D-Md.) officially announced his endorsement of former Vice President Joe Biden on Twitter Friday. Delaney — the former congressman from Potomac — dropped out of the presidential race in January, days before the Iowa caucuses. Now, the Democratic primary — which started out with a crowded field of candidates — has […]

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March 5, 2020 | Staff Writer

Voter Registration, Election Worker Drives Set for Montgomery Libraries

Montgomery County Board of Elections will conduct these voter registrations and election worker recruitment drives March 7 through March 28 at local public libraries: Saturday, March 7 (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) Damascus, 9701 Main Street, Damascus Gaithersburg, 18330 Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg Silver Spring, 900 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring Saturday, March 14 (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) Bethesda […]

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February 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Comptroller Franchot Endorses Klobuchar for President

State Comptroller Peter Franchot endorsed Sen. Amy Klobuchar for president on Sunday. Klobuchar (D-Minn.) announced her candidacy for the 2020 presidential race in Feb. 2019. She was the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate from Minnesota in 2006.  Franchot, a Democrat, has been comptroller since 2007. He announced his run for governor […]

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January 31, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Delaney Drops Out of Presidential Race

Former U.S. Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) of Potomac has announced an end to his presidential campaign, days before the Iowa caucus. Delaney released the following statement on Twitter Friday morning: lt has been a privilege to campaign for the Democratic nomination for President, but it is clear that God has a different purpose for me […]

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January 24, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

State Sen. Will Smith Endorses Fellow Veteran Buttigieg

Maryland State Sen. Will Smith (D-Dist. 20) has endorsed former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg to become the Democratic presidential nominee. In a statement, Smith said, “Our country is changing and we need a leader that is prepared on day one to not only lead but unite Americans from all walks of life. It’s […]

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January 22, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin Endorses Warren for President

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Dist. 8) announced his support for Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) presidential campaign on Wednesday. In a video published on social media, Raskin endorsed Warren and also pledged to support whoever becomes the Democratic presidential nominee. Senator Elizabeth Warren has always stood with the American people, and she has always stood with me. […]

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January 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Comptroller Peter Franchot Announces Run for Governor in 2022

State Comptroller Peter Franchot, 72, announced his plan to run for governor in 2022 at Denizens Brewing Co. in Silver Spring on Monday. He is the first person to announce their candidacy for the position.  Standing before a crowd of more than 50 people at @DenizensBrewing in Silver Spring, Maryland Comptroller @peterfranchot says he’s absolutely […]

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December 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Dozens Rally in Olney in Support of Impeaching Trump

On the eve of the House of Representatives voting on whether or not to impeach President Donald Trump, dozens of people showed up at Olney Manor Recreational Park to support removing the president from office. View this post on Instagram Dozens of people came out to Olney Manor Recreational Park on Tuesday night to rally […]

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December 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

From One Mayor to Another; Ashman Favors Buttigieg in 2020

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman announced his support for South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s presidential run. Ashman tweeted a photo of himself with Buttigieg at a the candidate’s fundraiser in Bethesda on Friday evening. “Meet my favorite 2020 candidate, Mayor @PeteButtigieg . I hope you’ll take a good look at him too. He’s the real […]

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