Fraser-Hidalgo Looking Good in D15

 Montgomery County District 15 The Central Committee appointed then Del. Brian Feldman to the Senate when Sen. Rob Garagiola resigned the seat. There was some controversy over the appointment but it seemed inevitable to many as Brian is a well-regarded legislator who had the strong backing of his colleagues in the district. Sen. Feldman is … Continue reading Fraser-Hidalgo Looking Good in D15

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The Return of Saqib Ali

By Adam Pagnucco. This is a good day for Seventh State, MoCo political junkies, and anyone who loves a great fight. That’s because one of the all-time cage-shakers of MoCo politics from a decade ago has returned to run for office again. Yes, it’s true. Saqib Ali is running for Delegate in District 15. Saqib … Continue reading The Return of Saqib Ali

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Who Signed the Anti-Austin Letter – and Who Did Not

By Adam Pagnucco. It’s common for elected officials to endorse candidates in school board races. What’s decidedly uncommon is for elected officials to issue anti-endorsements – in essence, telling voters NOT to vote for a candidate. But that’s what just happened minutes ago, as a collection of MoCo county officials and state lawmakers sent an … Continue reading Who Signed the Anti-Austin Letter – and Who Did Not

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House of Delegates Primary Roundup Districts 1-23

The Top Line (1) Incumbents Maricé Morales and Joe Vallario will not be returning to the House of Delegates. (2) Will Kathleen Dumais replace Vallario as Judiciary Committee Chair? By the District Republican Dels. Kathy Szeliga and Rick Impallaria traded barbs during the delegate race in D7 (Baltimore & Harford). Szeliga won the first spot … Continue reading House of Delegates Primary Roundup Districts 1-23

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MoCo State Leg Update: Delegates Morales and Robinson Trailing Narrowly in Tight Races

State Senate In District 18, Del. Jeff Waldstreicher looks set to win the Democratic nomination with 50% to 38% for Dana Beyer and 12% for Michelle Carhart. House of Delegates Incumbents Kathleen Dumais and David Fraser-Hidalgo look set to be joined by Lily Qi in D15. In D16, incumbents Marc Korman and Ariana Kelly look … Continue reading MoCo State Leg Update: Delegates Morales and Robinson Trailing Narrowly in Tight Races

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Sierra Club Issues Second Round of Endorsements

By Adam Pagnucco. The Maryland Sierra Club has issued a second round of state-level endorsements.  We have previously listed their first round of endorsements and their county-level endorsements in MoCo.  The new MoCo candidates who have been endorsed are: District 14: Senator Craig Zucker, Delegate Pam Queen.  Delegates Anne Kaiser and Eric Luedtke were endorsed … Continue reading Sierra Club Issues Second Round of Endorsements

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Campaign Finance Reports: Districts 14 and 15, January 2018

By Adam Pagnucco. Today kicks off a series of reports on fundraising in MoCo’s state legislative districts.  Incumbents are marked in red. District 14 This is by far the easiest MoCo state legislative race to figure out.  All four incumbents – Senator Craig Zucker and Delegates Anne Kaiser, Eric Luedtke and Pam Queen – are … Continue reading Campaign Finance Reports: Districts 14 and 15, January 2018

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MSEA Makes Early Endorsements

By Adam Pagnucco. The Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) has made early endorsements in state legislative races.  The endorsement of MSEA and its local affiliate, the Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA), deploys the mighty Apple Ballot, one of the most powerful tools in MoCo politics.  The endorsements below are just the first batch and more … Continue reading MSEA Makes Early Endorsements

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MoCo Dems Who Don’t Vote, Part Four

Today, I am pleased to present a guest post by Adam Pagnucco: If Montgomery County Democrats want to substantially increase their turnout in the 2018 election, they are going to have to reach out to Democratic non-voters who are disproportionately young, Latino, African American, low income and who live far from the party’s traditional Downcounty … Continue reading MoCo Dems Who Don’t Vote, Part Four

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