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Candidates make their case against Hogan

  • Published in State

NORTH BETHESDA – The eight Democratic candidates vying to replace Gov. Larry Hogan (R) got a chance on Thursday to “schmooze” with local politicians and in a limited rapid-fire format, make the case to voters that each of them should be the choice to replace a Republican governor in an election that pundits will surely see as a referendum on President Donald Trump.

The already-crowded Democratic field includes Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, former president and CEO of the NAACP Ben Jealous, State Senator Richard Madaleno, former State Department advisor and entrepreneur Alec Ross, former Michelle Obama policy director Krishanti Vignarajah, consultant Maya Rockeymoore Cummings and attorney James Shea, took to the stage in a gubernatorial forum hosted by Maryland Matters. The forum served as an opportunity for candidates to take turns teeing off on the current governor, as each tried to demonstrate why County resident should opt for someone else in 2018. 

Moderator Josh Kurtz from Maryland Matters said Hogan was invited, but decline the invitation to join.

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Matthews roasted for charity

  • Published in Local

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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Former President Clinton on the stump in Leisure World for Hillary

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bill-clintonSILVER SPRING -- Former President Bill Clinton told Leisure World residents Wednesday they should vote for his wife Hillary Clinton in the April 26 Democratic presidential primary because "she is the best change-maker" he has ever known.

Clinton also answered a question after his speech about how a would-be Hillary Clinton administration would handle the problems with the capital Metro system.

"Well, her infrastructure program sets aside a significant amount for mass transit," he said, adding that Metro workers are "often over-worked."

During his speech in the senior living development, Clinton focused on health care and education.

He made the case that Hillary Clinton's proposals would be both progressive and have a chance of passing Congress.

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Barve picks up endorsement from union

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Kumar-BarveState Del. Kumar Barve (D-17)

ROCKVILLE – UNITE HERE International Union released its endorsement of state Del. Kumar Barve (D-17) in the Democratic primary for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District Monday.

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