Browsing All posts tagged under »Elections«

Ocean City Town Elections And A New Strategic Plan

October 22, 2012


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 […]

Maryland Legislative Redistricting Maps (Proposed)

December 18, 2011


BREAKING NEWS Gov. Martin O’Malley’s Redistricting Advisory Committee released late Friday a proposal for redrawing legislative districts for the State Senate and House of Delegates, as required under the 2010 Census. This being the last shopping weekend before Christmas, most news outlets in the state have yet to cover the story. Full data and maps are […]

Election Fatigue

October 27, 2010


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 […]

Frank Kratovil Spending Taxpayer Money

April 12, 2010


Did you receive the interesting mailing from Rep. Frank Kratovil? It came in the mail on Saturday. Rep. Kratovil represents those of us who live in Maryland’s First Congressional District.  He mailed us two classy fliers in late 2009, and one earlier this year. This fourth flier is the nicest one yet, in my opinion. […]

Republican Ticket in Maryland Is Bob Ehrlich and Who?

April 8, 2010


Bob Ehrlich announced yesterday, in Rockville and Arbutus, that he’s running for governor of Maryland. Finally. This is what passes for political news in Maryland. In other news, Mr. Ehrlich, a Republican, announced that retired TV newscaster Andy Barth, a Democrat, will be Ehrlich’s press secretary. You could put that on the back page. In […]

Ehrlich vs. O’Malley? Read All About It

December 18, 2009


Bob Ehrlich and Martin O'Malley, 2010 election for Maryland governor, analysis in Maryland Politics Watch

Questions For Gov. Martin O’Malley (And For All Marylanders)

December 6, 2009


Gov. Martin O’Malley will effectively kick off his 2010 re-election campaign with an online townhall meeting at 8 p.m. Wednesday, and he has asked all Marylanders to submit questions. Let’s skip the softball questions. Let’s play hardball (apologies to Chris Matthews). Many Americans hold government and politics in “minimum high regard.” People perceive America’s politics […]

Maryland Election 2010: Martin O’Malley or WHO?

October 5, 2009


The calendar says October 2009, but the 2010 election is taking shape quickly in Maryland. The general election in November is 13 months away; the primaries in September, 11 months away. The two big, unanswered questions in Maryland politics are: 1) Does Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat, win a second term in 2010?  2) Does Rep. […]

Democratic Primary? Martin O’Malley Wins Big

May 8, 2009


The Baltimore Sun is reporting rumors that Gov. Martin O’Malley might face a challenge in the Democratic primary election in 2010. Well, it’s a free country, and there’s always the possibility that one or more ego-trippers will run for anything. But the all-star ticket of Gov. Martin O’Malley, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, and Sen. Barbara […]

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 […]