To think that a month ago, Maryland 2016 was going to be a sleepy little remote outpost. Hillary Clinton or another Democrat would win the state’s 10 electoral votes, Barbara Mikulski was going to be reelected for another term, and everyone would be focused on reclaiming the governor’s seat in 2018. Well. Wherever we are now, it ain’t that place…. Read more »
In response to my earlier post, I received a text message from Nancy Floreen this afternoon, the entirety of which reads as follows: Yes, I am giving the 8th Congressional race VERY serious consideration Question asked, answer received.
I don’t need to tell anyone hanging out in this establishment that 2014 was a bad, bad year for the Democratic Party in Maryland. Lost the governor’s race, lost a net 7 seats in the House of Delegates and 2 in the State Senate, and came within a whisper of losing CD6, as John Delaney squeaked out a win that… Read more »
According to my sources, District 16 Senator Susan Lee may have been the last CD8 candidate to appear on the map, but she is moving fast. It appears she may be the next candidate formally into the race in the very near future. Two candidates who started fast in terms of the conversation appear now to have cooled in their… Read more »
Hot off the presses audio you won’t find anywhere else! Maryland PIRG had an event in College Park last night to discuss campaign finance issues. Scheduled to appear were Chris Van Hollen, Donna Edwards, John Sarbanes and former Montgomery County Councilman Phil Andrews (author of the county’s public financing law passed last year). Van Hollen gave opening remarks and then… Read more »
Tomorrow morning I will have truly exclusive material that I assure you cannot be found anywhere else. Boy, I’ll pretty much do anything for page views, huh? But y’all responded so well today I can’t help it. By the time the clock strikes midnight, over 240 people will have viewed well over 700 site pages today alone. The previous highs… Read more »
Most of the candidates in the emerging House races haven’t, I suspect, even formed FEC entities to receive money yet (let’s remember that it was just four weeks ago that Senator Mikulski announced her retirement), much less created Act Blue accounts. But two candidates in CD4 are up and running on Act Blue. Anthony Brown: 24 contributions, $5,230 (average $218)… Read more »
A while back, before this establishment of low morals and ill repute existed, I posted on Facebook a comparison of the online fundraising efforts of Senate candidates Chris Van Hollen and Donna Edwards. For those who came in late, here’s what we saw: Van Hollen: 250 contributions, $176,378 (average $706) Edwards: 2,309 contributions, $83,149 (average $36) Slightly over 2-1 advantage… Read more »
Rumors are swirling that the proprietor of this blog is rooting for Wisconsin at the Final Four (assuming you’re not boycotting the whole thing, way to go, Indiana). Those rumors are true. On Wisconsin!
First the news, then an opinion. News: Multiple sources report that Elijah Cummings will this week declare his candidacy in the Senate race. Opinion: The Cummings declaration will break this race open, with potentially as many as 3-4 additional top-tier candidates jumping in. John Delaney, John Sarbanes. Heather Mizeur - the phone is ringing. Six open congressional seats? Be still… Read more »