Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker

June 13, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Ervin Drops Out of Governor’s Race; She’ll Support Baker

Valerie Ervin, who lost a fight to get her name on the ballot of the Democratic gubernatorial primary, gave up her plans for governor late Tuesday and threw her support behind Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker. Ervin, who served on the Montgomery County Council, had been the running mate of Kevin Kamenetz, the Baltimore […]

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April 26, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Democrats Mostly Criticize Hogan for Amazon Incentives

Democrats vying for the party’s primary June 26 largely criticized Gov. Larry Hogan over the state incentives offered to Amazon to build its second headquarters to Maryland. Maryland is one of 20 communities around the country — including Virginia and the District of Columbia — that have made the Seattle-based company’s short list of potential […]

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April 25, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Marijuana Positions Divide Democrats Who Want to Be Governor

Seven Democrats who want to face Gov. Larry Hogan in November discussed issues at a candidate forum in Silver Spring on Tuesday night. One of the questions concerned their positions on marijuana decriminalization and legalization. Here’s what they had to say: The candidates were Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, former NAACP president and CEO […]

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April 24, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Poll Shows Hogan Likely Victor Against Any Democrat Running

Gov. Larry Hogan would win head-to-head matchups against each of the Democrats trying to take his seat, according to the results of a poll out Tuesday. Undecided voters, however, remain high enough — more than 20 percent — to keep the outcome mathematically in doubt. The results are from the Goucher Poll, conducted by the […]

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February 22, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

‘Undecided’ Voters Still Lead in Poll, Then Baker, Jealous, Kamenetz

A statewide poll released Thursday showed no clear winner in the crowded Democratic primary for the party’s gubernatorial nomination. Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker would win 19 percent of the vote if the Democratic primary were held today, according to the Goucher Poll. Even if he was named more often than the others who […]

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February 20, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Candidate Baker Visits Montgomery to Talk Homelessness, Reveal Running Mate

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, who is running for Maryland governor, visited the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless on Tuesday along with his new running mate, Elizabeth Embry. During the meeting, MCCH Executive Director Susie Sinclair-Smith described programs and the county’s efforts, with the support of businesses, to reduce homelesseness. After the meeting, […]

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October 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Democratic Governor Candidates Generally Agree at Germantown Forum (Video)

Six Democratic gubernatorial candidates largely agreed on issues at a forum Saturday afternoon on Montgomery College’s Germantown campus. Whether it was the environment, health care, development on the Eastern Shore or Western Maryland, or supporting LGBT rights, the candidates offered little to differentiate themselves. At one point, Krishanti Vignarajah, a former policy director for Michelle […]

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October 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Upcoming Political Events in October

Councilmember Sidney Katz kicks off his re-election campaign at 2 p.m. Sunday at Dawson’s Market, 225 N. Washington St., Rockville. Andrew Friedson, Democratic candidate for Montgomery County Council District 1, has a campaign kickoff from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road, Potomac. Free. For more information, write […]

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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 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Union Hears from Democratic Candidates for Governor (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Four potential Democratic gubernatorial candidates appeared before members of SEIU Local 500 on Wednesday night making their pitches on what they would do for progressive causes in Annapolis. Each candidate addressed union members for about 30 minutes, making statements and answering questions at the Silver Spring Civic Building. No two candidates shared the room simultaneously. […]

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