Ficker wins GOP nom for County Executive, Amatetti faces Rice in council race, other GOP members to run in at-large race

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Attorney Robin Ficker won the Republican nomination for Montgomery County Executive Tuesday night and will take on either Council member Marc Elrich or businessman David Blair in November’s general election.

Ficker has spent years in Montgomery County as a political activist successfully campaigning for voter referendums on term limits and a requirement of unanimous approval for a property tax increase.


Trone successful in bid to secure 6th District nomination

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David Trone mugshot 2 5 16David Trone won the Democratic Primary nomination for District 6 on Tuesday night. FILE PHOTOGAITHERSBURG — Businessman and Congressional candidate David Trone won the District 6 primary for the Democratic Party with 22,855 votes with 237 of 237 Election Day precincts reporting, or 40.4 percent of votes counted.

“It’s fantastic,” said Trone outside Shady Grove Metro Station Wednesday, about the win. “It’s fantastic that the voters trusted us. But most important is that the voters trusted our values.”


Hoeber announces bid for 6th Congressional District

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Hoeber campaign kick offAmie Hoeber speaks at her campaign kick off in Potomac.   PHOTO BY GLYNIS KAZANJIAN Republican Amie Hoeber kicked off her 2018 campaign for Maryland's 6th Congressional District on Tuesday surrounded by enthusiastic supporters at the Normandie Farm Restaurant in Potomac.

Hoeber pledged to use her victory to work across the aisle to make Congress more productive and to help Republican Gov. Larry Hogan bring federal funding to the 6th District to tackle her priorities – transportation projects, creating and protecting jobs, stopping MS-13 gang crime from spreading and opioid addiction.

"Many people think the district is so diverse that it can't be brought together," Hoeber said. "Well I have spent the last two-and-a-half years working to learn the district and what does bring us together. These problems can only be solved by working together. I am willing and able to work across all lines to get things done."


Delaney defeats GOP’s Hoeber for third term in sixth district

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GAITHERSBURG – Representative John Delaney (D-6) won a third term to the House of Representatives Tuesday defeating Republican nominee Amie Hoeber.

“I’m so blessed to have such amazing supporters, friends, and volunteers,” Delaney said. “We’re going to have to, as a country move on from this, [people] don’t like the dark money, the partisan political gains.”

“I’m humbled, the thing about the House [of Representatives] is that the constituents have to decide if they like the job you’re doing,” Delaney added.


Letters to the Editor, Sept. 22, 2016

My opinions versus your facts

To the editor;

When politicians accuse other politicians of corruption, fraud or misrepresentation without factual evidence to support “opinion deception;” those self-serving screwballs create hoaxes to fool gullible people to believe propaganda from politicians dealing marked cards for the blame game are not from the Jokers.

There is no evidence to prove P.T. Barnum said, “Thers a sucker born every minute.”


Congressional candidate Hoeber pitches transportation solutions

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AmieHoeber2Congressional candidate Amie Hoeber (R), left, greets a rider at Shady Grove Station Tuesday. PHOTO BY KATHLEEN STUBBS  

ROCKVILLE – Congressional candidate Amie Hoeber (R) said she is redirecting her campaign to focus on transportation, although she said she is not an expert on the subject.

Running for the sixth congressional district, the former Reagan-era defense official said Gov. Larry Hogan (R), who endorsed her last week, also said voters value transportation.

Hogan said he believes Hoeber has a chance of winning the election as a Republican despite the Democratic tilt of the district that led to former Rep. Roscoe Bartlett’s (R) defeat in 2012 by newcomer John Delaney (D), who won re-election in 2014.

“A lot of people wrote me off when I was running and said that we didn’t have a chance and I proved them wrong,” Hogan said in a statement distributed by Hoeber’s campaign. “And I think she has the ability to do the exact same thing.”

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