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Q&A: Rich Madaleno discusses his tenure in Annapolis, the $15 minimum wage fight and his campaign to be Maryland’s next governor

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Among the eight candidates running for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination this June, only state Sen. Rich Madaleno (D-Montgomery County) and Del. Rushern Baker (D-Prince George’s County, from 1994-2003) have ever served in a state-level elected office. A resident of Kensington, an affluent suburb several miles north of the D.C.-Maryland border, Madaleno is now in his 16th year in Annapolis–a quality that he says makes him the most qualified contestant to beat Gov. Larry Hogan in the November election.

Q&A: Gubernatorial candidate Jim Shea on boosting transportation accessibility, teaming up with Brandon Scott, and more

Photo via Jim Shea for Maryland

At 65 and standing well under six feet tall, Jim Shea says he often tells people that when he started as a managing partner of Venable LLP, “I was 6’8″ and had a full head of hair, and 22 years later, I don’t.”

Former Montgomery Co. councilwoman will be Kevin Kamenetz’s gubernatorial running mate

Valerie Ervin (left) and Kevin Kamenetz. Images via Committee for Kamenetz.

A progressive former county councilwoman from the D.C. suburbs will be joining Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz on the Democratic primary ticket.

Elizabeth Embry making return to politics as Rushern Baker’s running mate for governor

Rushern Baker (right) and Elizabeth Embry.

Two years after falling to would-be Mayor Catherine Pugh in the 2016 mayoral primary, high-ranking Maryland attorney Elizabeth Embry is re-entering the political limelight as Rushern Baker’s running mate in this year’s governor’s race.

Silver Spring craft brewer joins Alec Ross on ticket in governor’s race

Alec Ross (left) and Julie Verratti. Images via Alec Ross for Maryland.

Local tech entrepreneur and gubernatorial candidate Alec Ross has chosen Julie Verratti, the co-founder of Silver Spring’s Denizens Brewing, to join him as his running mate.

Gubernatorial Candidate Releases Her Own Plan to Address Sexual Harassment and Violence in Md.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Krish Vignarajah has a plan in the works to try to root out sexual harassment and violence in business, government and schools across Maryland.

Big Fish: 2018 Gubernatorial Candidate and Tech Entrepreneur Alec Ross

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Alec Ross first came to Maryland 23 years ago when he was assigned to be a sixth-grade teacher at Booker T. Washington Middle School as part of the Teach For America program. He had just graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in history, and he immediately developed a strong affection for Baltimore.

Md. Democrats Don’t Know Who they Want to Challenge Hogan for Governor

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Maryland’s 2018 governor’s race remains a free-for-all among Democrats, according to a new poll from Goucher College.

Md. Gubernatorial Candidate Ben Jealous Arrested Outside White House

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

Krish Vignarajah, Michelle Obama’s Former Policy Director, Joins Md. Governor’s Race

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Another Democrat has joined the contest to unseat Gov. Larry Hogan in next year’s gubernatorial election. This one brings White House policy experience and her background as a high-achieving first-generation American to the table.