Tag Archives: Rushern Baker

Lining Up To Run

The early 2018 lineup of Democratic candidates for governor is emerging, and although there’s nothing in the Ovetta Wiggins/Josh Hicks article that us supremely wired in folks don’t already know, it’s still a good primer on the state of the conventional wisdom as the race begins. This week, three Democrats widely considered to be the most likely candidates to challenge Gov…. Read more »

2018 Questions: Governor

I’m a firm believer that it’s never too early to start gossiping about future election campaigns (I’ve already started plotting the 2024 presidential primary process, but even I acknowledge that’s a bit, um, premature). But 2018 - that’s like, what, five minutes away? Let’s have some fun. Here’s some questions you should be thinking about around the state. If I’ve… Read more »

Baker Endorses Ivey

The Sun has the scoop. Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III endorsed Glenn Ivey’s bid for the 4th Congressional District on Friday, backing a longtime family friend over a former lieutenant governor and a half dozen other Democratic candidates. Baker’s endorsement, while not unexpected, will serve only to strengthen Ivey’s campaign in Prince George’s County, where he was twice… Read more »

“Budget War” In Prince George’s

The budget dispute between Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker and the County Council has accelerated rapidly in the past couple of days. From the viewpoint of an interested outsider, it appears to have spiraled out of control for Mr. Baker. On Monday, Baker announced that he would veto certain items in the budget approved by the Council. Prince George’s… Read more »

Rushern Baker

Josh Kurtz has an article at Center Maryland about Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker.  It’s a good read about one of Maryland’s most interesting political figures. Kurtz discusses Baker’s recent - albeit unsuccessful - efforts to bust Prince George’s almost 40 year tax cap and provide more funding for schools. Then he gets down to some analysis. But in the… Read more »

Thoughts on the Senate Race - Part the First

For several weeks now, the dominant inside narrative on the Senate race was this: (1) Elijah Cummings had such strong poll numbers that he was definitely going to enter the race, (2) this would severely damage Donna Edwards’ position as the only African-American candidate in the race, and (3) Chris Van Hollen would be intimidated by the prospect of a… Read more »