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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 […]

Ocean City Town Elections And A New Strategic Plan

October 22, 2012

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Ocean City is in the middle of a watershed town election campaign. More candidate signs all over town than I ever remember seeing before. The mayor and four council members will be elected on Tuesday, Nov. 6. This is the first time Ocean City’s nonpartisan town election will be held on the same day as […]