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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 Legislative Redistricting Maps (Proposed)

December 18, 2011

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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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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

October 26, 2010

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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 […]