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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.”

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Trone wins District 6 Democratic Primary

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David Trone won the Democratic Primary nomination for District 6 on Tuesday night.  FILE PHOTODavid Trone won the Democratic Primary nomination for District 6 on Tuesday night. FILE PHOTO  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.

Trone beat State Del. Aruna Miller (D-15) and State Sen. Roger Manno (D-19), who received 30.6 percent and 10.2 percent of votes Democratic votes, respectively.

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Spending for County Executive race climbs

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MoCo LogoFor months a new face has appeared on television airwaves, on banner ads for websites, at Metro stops, and commercials on YouTube.

While admittedly an unknown six months ago when he entered the race for Montgomery County Executive, businessman David Blair has used his own money to fund an advertisement blitz six weeks away from June 26 Democratic Primary.

Blair, who served as chair of Accountable Health Solutions before he decided to run for County Executive, has used online and traditional marketing to help bring his name recognition to voters in the County, including a commercial of him standing outside the White House saying while he is a rich businessman with no experience in elected office, he is the “opposite of the Donald Trump.”

“Montgomery County is still an amazing place to live, but we’re slipping in certain areas,” Blair said.

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Money is the devil in politics

MC DC The Best Money Can BuyProgramming my own music on YouTube is one the last pleasures a diehard rock n’roll fan has left to look forward to in this topsy-turvy world.
Miguel is fine, but I like my guitar solos, back beats and a signature rock lyric.
Yes, I know I’m dating myself, but Led Zeppelin, The Stones, The Who, The Beatles, David Bowie, Lou Reed and a few others really still get my blood flowing.
And let’s face it, us old farts need to keep our blood flowing.
Everyone grows older if they’re lucky, but there are some things from childhood I absolutely refuse to part with until they pull the shroud over my eyes that one last time.
Imagine my consternation then when the Jim Carroll Band’s “Those are people who died” is interrupted by a David Blair ad.

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Things my father taught me

nips wild turkeyMy dad taught me a lot of things growing up. Some I can share, but some would be best left to late night conversations after imbibing some Wild Turkey.
One of the things that sticks in my addled, aging mind is that it is best to “shut the Hell up and let everyone think you’re an idiot, rather than opening your mouth and getting your butt beat because everyone found out you’re an idiot.”
I know, there are plenty of other interpretations of that particular saying from dear old dad - but his sticks with me.
Obviously Kanye West, Donald Trump and several county candidates for council and county executive could’ve used the services of Dear Old Dad.

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Muslim Council Hosts 6th District forum

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The Montgomery County Muslim Council kicked off the 2018 election season by hosting a forum that included candidates from all political parties running in Maryland's 6th Congressional District race. The event was held at the Potomac Community Center on Saturday, Sept. 23

MCMC designed the event with goals to get more members of the Muslim community involved in the political process and learn how candidates plan to combat what MCMC calls growing anti-Muslim sentiment and bigotry. "We wanted to get to meet the candidates and for them to hear about our concerns," MCMC Chair S. Qaisar Shareef said. "We wanted to get our community involved in the electoral process at this early stage. Over the coming months we will be looking very carefully to see how the various candidates show their willingness to represent the concerns being expressed by minority communities in the current environment of rising hate in the country."

Addressing the candidates, MCMC President Shafiq Khan asked the candidates to help protect the Muslim community against racism – a growing problem the group says has gotten worse since the 2016 elections, against individuals, community programs and Muslim institutions.

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Trone speaks at local BBQ on his new bid for Congress

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David TroneDavid Trone speaks at a Smokey Glen Barbecue. PHOTO BY CAROLYN KOMATSOULIS   At a barbecue at Smokey Glen to promote his run for the 6th congressional district, David Trone called to mind his simple farm beginnings and progressive ideas in the hopes of his message resonating with Maryland voters.

“You know I’m in a farm, we learned a couple of things, most important thing is hard work,” said Trone. “What we do on that farm, whether it was shoveling chicken manure, literally 13 tons of manure every day, that would be good practice in Washington.”

“We also did a lot of time feeding hogs. That could be good practice in Washington too,” said Trone.

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Trone files for Delaney's seat

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David Trone mugshot 2 5 16David Trone. FILE PHOTO  David Trone is back for a second time around in his run for Congress.

After running the most expensive campaign in state history, the local businessman and Potomac resident announced his campaign for the Democratic primary for Maryland’s 6th District seat in a video posted on his website Wednesday.

According to the Federal Elections Commission, Trone spent $13.41 million on his congressional campaign in 2016 – a race he lost to Jamie Raskin.

Trone said he plans to continue the work of Congressman John Delaney, who recently announced he is running for President of the United States in 2020.

“John is a good friend and a great representative,” said Trone. “With your help I’ll pick up right where John leaves off.”

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Matthews roasted for charity

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Kathleen Matthews HeadshotKathleen Matthews.                         FILE PHOTO  NORTH BETHESDA – A little more than a year ago, former ABC 7 news anchor and Marriott executive Kathleen Matthews conceded the most expensive House of Representatives election in the County.

One year after winning the Democratic Primary and five months after being sworn into Congress, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D- 8) finally got his chance to rub in his victory over Matthews –albeit for charity.

“The returns came early from Frederick and Carroll counties where our friend David Trone was trouncing us both.” Raskin said. “And we were on the edges of our seats. I could not wait for the votes to come in from Silver Spring and Takoma Park, she could not wait for the votes to come in from Georgetown and Nantucket.”

On May 11, Matthews’ friends, family members and even political rivals roasted her to raise money for the Jubilee Foundation, a non-profit that helps care for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

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