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Farming on the Eastern Shore, Past, Present, Future

November 18, 2010

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The 2010 election season stirred much talk and animosity about farming on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, particularly the future of the poultry industry in light of environmental regulation. Here on the Lower Shore, there is much tension between farming and environmentalism. However, many argue that the two need not be competitive, but should be compatible. Agriculture and […]

Jim Mathias Wins District 38 Election for State Senate

November 10, 2010

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Updated Nov. 29, 2010 The 2010 election is finally over on the Lower Eastern Shore. The results remain “unofficial,” but the votes have been counted. Del. Jim Mathias is now senator-elect in District 38, with a narrow victory over Michael James. Mathias has 23,559 votes to 22,919 for James, according to the Maryland State Election […]

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

November 5, 2010

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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 […]

Gee Williams in Maryland District 38B

October 31, 2010

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In this troubled economy of 2010, many voters are casting about, almost desperately, for a qualified new candidate who is both competent and trustworthy. Is that too much to ask? Of the three new candidates running in District 38B for the Maryland House of Delegates, Gee Williams, mayor of Berlin, stands out as the one who’s […]

Difference Between Democrats and Republicans on Maryland's Eastern Shore

October 31, 2010

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I just figured it out. Democrats are more likely to be endorsed by firefighters. Check it out: Here in District 38B, all three Democrats — Jim Mathias for State Senate, Norm Conway and Gee Williams for House of Delegates — have won the International Association of Fire Fighters endorsements. And the Republicans haven’t.

Jim Mathias Leading Michael James in Maryland District 38

October 30, 2010

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Many on the Lower Eastern Shore thought Michael James was the favorite in the race with Del. James Mathias for the District 38 State Senate seat in Maryland. Mr. James certainly posted a lot of yard signs in the early going. As recently as a few weeks ago, the James-Mathias contest was widely thought to […]

Election Fatigue

October 27, 2010

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I’ve been talking to voters in Worcester County, Maryland, nearly every day since mid-August, and here’s how the mood has changed. Before the September primary, voters were relaxed and friendly. If they were angry about politics in general, they were civil and friendly when talking face-to-face. After the primary, I found many voters were increasingly […]