It turns out that David Trone’s campaign wasn’t just spying on Kathleen Matthews. He also tried a similar tactic with Jamie Raskin’s campaign. Bethesda Magazine, in an update, has a statement from Trone: Today, I learned that young people working for my campaign surreptitiously volunteered for the campaigns of other candidates in the race. After investigating the incident, I terminated those… Read more »
The Raskin campaign has just issued a press release with its Q4 fundraising numbers. $375K raised, right around $200k spent, and $869K cash on hand. Solid numbers. Jamie Raskin raises over $1.3 million from more than 7,000 individual contributions in his campaign for Congress “We’re setting a national record for grassroots financial support,” Raskin says SILVER SPRING, MD – Today… Read more »
With David Trone having jumped into the CD8 race promising to spend gobs of money, and with Kathleen Matthews having just announced another solid quarter of fundraising, where does this leave Jamie Raskin? We don’t know his Q4 number yet, but he’s not wasting any time decrying the “big money” suddenly pouring into the race. And asking for some money… Read more »
Bright and early this 100th morning before the primary, Roll Call has an assessment of the CD8 race. If you didn’t know better, you’d think there were only two candidates running. Even if you believe that Jamie Raskin or Kathleen Matthews is likely to win (which you should believe at this point), I suspect you’d also want to know what impact the… Read more »
Overheard at Busboys and Poets in Takoma (aka “the beating heart of the radical Takoma Park syndicate”) this morning . . . confirming the two recent statements by Takoma Park’s own Vladimir I. Lenin, construction on the wall creating Maryland’s new Ninth Congressional District will begin in the next several weeks. “CD9” is the week’s trending hip phrase now. Why? Because I said so,… Read more »
The Congressional Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus in the House at 72 members, announced today that it is endorsing Jamie Raskin in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District. Here’s the press release: Progressive Action PAC Endorses Jamie Raskin for Congress in Maryland’s 8th, Citing His “Effective Progressive” Leadership in Annapolis SILVER SPRING, MD – Progressive Action PAC, the political arm of the… Read more »
We have some new Twitter action in CD8. Totally fake, but also very funny so far. FYI: the “ACK” in “ACKkathleen” is the airport code for Nantucket. I had to look it up. Even cooler than two fake Twitter accounts, I got my very own fake tweet from fake Kathleen Matthews. I’ve made the fake big time!
We now have our first poll numbers from the CD8 race, courtesy of the Raskin campaign. Raskin 30 Matthews 21 Sol Gutierrez 11 Barve 5 Anderson 3 Jawando 2 Rubin <1 28% of voters are undecided. Not all that surprised by the Raskin/Matthews numbers. Very surprised by the Sol Gutierrez/Barve/Jawando numbers. Hers are better than expected, while Barve and Jawando… Read more »
Can be watched here. I usually try to embed these but it didn’t work quite right this time. So I’ll give you a photo instead. There are around 200 people packing the room tonight. Impressive turnout.
I’m at the gun violence forum at the Silver Spring Civic Center hosted by CD8 candidate Jamie Raskin. They’re showing a movie right now - when the discussion begins around 7:30 I’ll have it live on Periscope and will also post it on YouTube later.