Browsing All posts tagged under »Andy Harris«

Jim Mathias Widens Lead over Michael James in District 38 Absentee Ballot Count

November 5, 2010


Del. Jim Mathias, the hard-working former mayor of Ocean City, appears to be one of the few Eastern Shore Democrats whose boat was not swamped by the Republican high tide that flooded across the U.S. on Election Day. Mathias led Republican Michael James by a paper-thin margin at the close of voting on Tuesday. In […]

Martin O'Malley, Leading By 14 Points, Tours Maryland Eastern Shore, But Quietly

October 26, 2010


The Washington Post has released a poll showing Gov. Martin O’Malley leading challenger Bob Ehrlich by 14 points in Maryland. O’Malley is the popular Democratic incumbent in a blue state. The Post’s reported margin is exactly the same as the spread reported in a separate poll by The Baltimore Sun on Sunday. Meanwhile, Rep. Frank […]

Frank Kratovil-Andy Harris Race in Maryland Reported Dead Even

October 25, 2010


The Baltimore Sun reports that the bellwether race in Maryland’s First Congressional District is dead even, 40 percent for one-term incumbent Rep. Frank Kratovil, and 40 percent for Andy Harris, who lost in a close election with Kratovil two years ago. The undecided vote is put at 14 percent, one week before Election Day. Kratovil […]

Gov. Martin O'Malley Leading Bob Ehrlich in Maryland

October 24, 2010


Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley has opened a 52-38 percent lead over former Gov. Bob Ehrlich, the Republican challenger, in the Maryland governor’s race, The Baltimore Sun reported today. On the Lower Eastern Shore, early voting on Friday and Saturday was heavier than expected, according to reliable election observers in Berlin and Salisbury.  It looks as […]

Maryland Election 2010: Pipkin vs. Harris (Winner To Face Kratovil)

November 29, 2009


The Baltimore Sun’s Maryland Politics blog reports that State Sen. E.J. Pipkin is likely to challenge State Sen. Andy Harris in the Republican primary for the District 1 congressional seat presently held by Congressman Frank Kratovil, a Democrat. Harris, who lost to Kratovil in 2008, expected a clear shot at a rematch in 2010.  Republicans […]

Maryland Election 2010: Frank Kratovil vs. Andy Harris

November 4, 2009


Yesterday’s election results in Virginia and New Jersey have focused my mind on the 2010 Maryland District 1 congressional race on the Eastern Shore (and parts of Harford, Baltimore, and Anne Arundel counties on the Wester Shore). Freshman Rep. Frank Kratovil, a Democrat, will have a rematch with the Republican he defeated two years ago, State Sen. […]

Best Eastern Shore Political Analysis

December 8, 2008


My hat’s off to Tom Wilson for his analysis of the November election results from the nine Eastern Shore counties. Tom presents the 2008 voting results by county for the Frank Kratovil-Andy Harris District 1 congressional race, and the presidential election  results for both 2008 and 2004.  Anyone with an interest in Maryland politics can find Tom’s […]

Frank Kratovil Leading in Maryland Absentee Ballot Count

November 10, 2008


Absentee ballots appear to have confirmed Democrat Frank Kratovil the winner of the congressional election cliffhanger in Maryland District 1. Kratovil’s margin over Republican Andy Harris doubled from fewer than 1,000 votes on the day after the election, to more than 2,000 votes on Monday, Nov. 10. With most or all of the absentee ballots […]

Frank Kratovil And Andy Harris — Tie Election In Maryland

November 5, 2008


Democracy doesn’t get any better than this. The battle for Maryland’s District 1 congressional seat (Frank Kratovil vs. Andy Harris) will be decided by the absentee ballots, provisional ballots and military ballots. Counting of absentee ballots begins Thursday, Nov. 6, and the winner probably will not be clear until at least Nov. 14. The morning […]

Frank Kratovil And Andy Harris On TV

November 2, 2008


Maryland’s District 1 candidates for the House of Representatives have been exchanging negative advertising on the Eastern Shore for weeks. Despite the hot race to replace Rep. Wayne Gilchrest, I think both Frank Kratovil, the Democratic candidate, and Andy Harris, the Republican, have stayed on the high road, focusing their negative advertising on the issues, […]