Tag: election

Baltimore Activists Confronted Russia-Linked ‘Blacktivist’ Facebook Account Last Year

Photo by Colin, via Wikimedia Commons

Some Baltimore activists saw right through one of the many Russian social media accounts said to have meddled with Americans online before last fall’s presidential election.

State’s Attorney Candidate Hasn’t Lived in Baltimore Long Enough to Run, Opponent Argues

Chad Curlett (left) and Ivan Bates. Photos via Levin & Curlett, LLC and WBAL-TV.

One of three Democrats running for Baltimore City state’s attorney in 2018 has sued to disqualify his opponent, arguing he doesn’t meet the state’s residency requirement to run for the office.

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz is Running for Governor

Photo from April, via Kevin Kamenetz/Twitter

Baltimore County’s top elected officeholder ended months of speculation today, officially announcing a run for the governor’s office.

Md. Gubernatorial Candidate Ben Jealous Arrested Outside White House

Photo by Gage Skidmore, via Wikimedia Commons

Ben Jealous knows how to appeal to his progressive base, even if it means getting handcuffed and booked.

Maryland Rep. John Delaney is Running for President

Official congressional portrait of U.S. Rep. John Delaney

In John Delaney’s words: “The American people are far greater than the sum of our political parties. It is time for us to rise above our broken politics and renew the spirit that enabled us to achieve the seemingly impossible. This is why I am running for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States.”

Marilyn Mosby Has Her First Challenger for Re-Election in 2018

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A Baltimore-based lawyer who previously served a prosecutor in New York said he plans to challenge Marilyn Mosby for her spot as state’s attorney for Baltimore City in the Democratic primary next year.

State Senator Brings the Politically Motivated Gun Raffle Back to Maryland


State Sen. Michael Hough is hoping to get some early support from gun enthusiasts for his 2018 re-election bid by raffling off a semi-automatic rifle.

2016: The Best in Baltimore and Maryland Political News


Given that 2016 was an election year, we knew we had a storm of political news coming toward Baltimore City and across Maryland. But even with our eyes on big potential changes in City Hall, the U.S. Capitol and the White House, many of us were still taken aback by the political zoo that was let loose in 2016. With that in mind, here are our picks for the top political stories of this past year.

Board of Elections Livestreams Electoral College Members Casting Votes for Clinton

Photo by Kevin Galens – Flickr

In a first, the state elections board today gave the public a glimpse of the most important, but least understood part of the presidential electoral process.

Martin O’Malley Decides Not to Seek DNC Chair After All


O'Malley Texting

Ex-Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor Martin O’Malley has reversed course within a week, deciding today to withdraw himself from consideration to lead the Democratic Party.