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Jim Mathias Turns Back The Challenge Once More

November 3, 2014

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On the Sunday before the 2014 General Election, I’m not about to predict all the outcomes in Maryland, or even all the outcomes in District 38 on the Lower Eastern Shore. I will, however, venture an opinion regarding the one State Senate contest that’s being watched by political observers all over Maryland because it’s rated […]

For General Assembly: Vote Jim Mathias and Judy Davis

October 28, 2014

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It’s a no-brainer for the Ocean City-Ocean Pines region. We vote for local candidates to represent us in Annapolis. Nobody else knows our unique local tourism business and small-town culture like people who live here. We certainly don’t need outsiders representing us in Annapolis! If you live and vote on the Lower Eastern Shore, you know what we’re […]

Maryland Governor’s Election 2014: On Your Mark, Get Set . . .

May 23, 2013

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EDITOR’S NOTE:  For continuing coverage of the 2014 election season in Maryland, please visit BJohnHayden.com. Thanks! The candidates for Maryland governor in 2014 are preparing to begin a year-long campaign. The most recent comprehensive roundup of news on the governor’s race can be found on one of Maryland’s premier political blogs, Maryland Juice. Click here […]

Maryland Political Picture for 2014 Already Beginning to Sort Out

December 11, 2012

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The 2012 Presidential Election is over and the “fiscal cliff” looms, but the chatter on Maryland political blogs has turned to the 2014 midterm gubernatorial elections. I received an email from Peter Franchot today, announcing that he’s decided to forgo a campaign for governor and run instead for re-election as comptroller. Many politicians play it […]

Ocean City Mayor and Council Election Results

November 7, 2012

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Rick Meehan won a landslide re-election victory as mayor of Ocean City, Maryland, 2,238-629 in Tuesday’s voting. Four council members were elected: Dennis Dare, 1,952 Mary Knight, 1,853 Joe Mitrecic, 1,778 Doug Cymek, 1,680 Two council incumbents, Jim Hall (929) and Joe Hall (806), were defeated, trailing Cymek by a 3-2 margin, and Dare by 2-1. No elected […]

History Made In Maryland: Dream Act, Same-Sex Marriage Both Pass

November 7, 2012

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President Barack Obama wins Maryland easily. Sen. Ben Cardin re-elected easily. Seven Democrats going to House of Representatives; only one Republican. Demographics are trending Democratic in Maryland; more minorities than most places. The state is getting more Democratic all the time. Warning: Great trust and responsibility has been invested in the Democratic Party in Maryland. […]

Maryland Election Referendum: Tuition, Marriage, Gambling

November 4, 2012

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See that line? That’s the first-day of early voting at Berlin in Worcester County, Maryland. You can expect long lines at Maryland polling places for the Presidential Election on Tuesday. The reason: Ballot questions that voters know are important, so they take the time to read all the questions in the voting booth and make their decisions. The solution: Get familiar […]