Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Check out John Delaney's full speech to his new Congressional District 6 constituents on election night.
John Delaney speaks to his new Congressional District 6 constituents in announcing his win on election night, ending Rep. Roscoe Bartlett’s 10-term reign in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Patch reporters hit the streets and got up close and personal with Maryland voters Tuesday.
Hundreds of thousands of voters turned out in Maryland to help re-elect President Obama and pass a series of controversial voter initiatives. See How Montgomery County Voted on Major Issues Including The Presidential Election, Board of Education, Dream Act, and Same-Sex Marriage. Election 2012: We Found a Romney Voter in Silver Spring In an area known for being overwhelmingly Democratic, we spoke with many Obama supporters and residents who supported gay marriage. But, in a tongue-in-cheek report, we found a woman in Silver Spring who voted for his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney. Faces of Wheaton Voters: Election Day 2012 What brought Wheaton voters to the polls Tuesday night? Obama vs. Romney, same-sex marriage, the Dream Act and …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Republican challenger Ken Timmerman took on incumbent U.S. Rep. Christopher Van Hollen.
Update, 12:43 a.m.: Montgomery County Democrats cheered the victories of Van Hollen and President Barack Obama at a watch party in Rockville Tuesday evening. "My enthusiasm for Barack Obama and for Chris Van Hollen drew me out tonight," said Chevy Chase democrat Mary McMahon. "I'm absolutely ecstatic about our victories." Van Hollen told Patch he was working to get to know his new constituents in the newly re-drawn District 8, meeting with business owners, farmers and students in Carroll and Frederick counties. "I'm looking forward to representing all the people of District 8," Van Hollen said. As election returns rolled in, Democrats clapped and hugged amidst chants of "four more years." "You can see there's a lot of energy here," Van …
See who prevailed in the tight race for the District 2 seat.
Update, 5:30 a.m., Wednesday Rebecca Smondrowski of Gaithersburg appears to have edged out Rockville resident Fred Evans in a close general election race for the District 2 seat on the county's Board of Education. Election night unofficial results from the Montgomery County Board of Elections showed Smondrowski with 117,294 votes (50.59 percent) and Evans, a former Montgomery County Public Schools principal, with 113,642 votes (49.02 percent). When combined with early voting numbers, this gave Smondrowski a total of 149,184 votes compared to Evans' 141,049--a lead of more than 8,000 votes. The unofficial results show board members Phil Kauffman and Christopher Barclay with enough votes to be reelected to their respective at-large and …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The Republican candidate for Maryland's Senate says the Independent made unattributed robocalls disparaging him.
UPDATE: (5:22 p.m.)—The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Maryland is accusing the Independent of violating federal election law by sending out robocalls on Sunday night that didn't include a campaign disclaimer. The call, which was uploaded to Youtube by a staffer for Republican Dan Bongino, states that Rob Sobhani supports making English the country's official language. Bongino said this claim was false. Also, the caller claims Sobhani is the real conservative alternative to incumbent Democract Sen. Ben Cardin, another claim that Bongino disputes. "That's not only unethical, that's a clear criminal offense," Bongino said. "Unfortunately, you have the right to be dishonest in politics, but you don't have the right to be dishonest …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Your guide for November's general election in Maryland.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The third presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney focused on foreign policy. Who dominated? We want to know what Maryland thinks.
Monday, October 22, 2012
After President Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney sparred aggressively last week, the candidates dug into foreign policy at Monday night's third and final presidential debate. News organizations cited instant polls that showed voters believed both candidates did well in a face-off that was less contentious than past debates this season but offered up a few verbal highlights. The two candidates had extensive exchanges on Iran and Syria, and the importance of the U.S.-Israel alliance. Obama responded to a charge by Romney that the Navy had fewer ships than it did in 1916. “We also have fewer horses and bayonets,” said Obama. Whom do you think won the debate? Tell us in comments. -- TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, …
Monday, October 15, 2012
And, where does Montgomery County fit in?
The campaign season brings out the best, the worst, the most passionate and sometimes the most vitriolic political debate. It also brings out candidates making stump speeches. In Maryland, those candidates are seldom running for president. A Republican presidential candidate hasn’t claimed Maryland since George H.W. Bush in 1988. It’s been a decade since Robert L. Ehrlich became the first Republican governor elected in Maryland since Spiro Agnew was elected 35 years earlier. The numbers tell a familiar tale: The roughly two-to-one voter registration advantage that Democrats hold over Republicans. The six-to-two Democrat-to-Republican advantage in congressional seats. And yet, when you read the comments on Patch sites, you hear them: …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Your guide for the general election in Maryland.
With Election Day here, Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you’ll need when you head to the polls. The presidential race headlines this year’s election, but Maryland voters also face the most significant lineup of ballot questions in memory: Same-sex marriage, congressional redistricting, in-state tuition for undocumented students and an expansion of the state’s gambling industry. Here's our guide on the candidates and issues we'll be covering. Bookmark this page for updates. Presidential race: President Barack Obama: Maryland is a reliably Democratic state for presidential candidates. Obama held a fundraiser in Owings Mills on June 12 as well as campaigned in Baltimore with Gov. Martin O'Malley. He visited Towson University …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Former President Bill Clinton headlined a list of speakers.
- Ben Gross
Thursday, September 6, 2012
More prominent Democrats spoke Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention. The hopeful and forward-looking tone of Tuesday’s speakers was replaced with targeted barbs at the Republican candidates and the GOP platform. Former President Bill Clinton formally re-nominated Barack Obama as the Democrat candidate. We want to hear from you: Which speaker during Wednesday’s Democratic Party event left the biggest impression on you?: