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Maryland Politics: March, 2012

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 03/30/2012

Plenty of talk about Prince George’s casino bill

Whatever the fate of a bill that would allow a casino in Prince George’s County, there will be plenty discussion of about it in the home stretch of the Maryland General Assembly’s annual session.

By John Wagner  |  08:24 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 PM ET, 03/29/2012

O’Malley commutes sentences of two convicted for murder

Commutations are risky decisions for governors, and they have gained heightened scrutiny since 2009, when an ex-convict killed four police officers nine years after Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) commuted his sentence.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  10:47 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:39 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Poison pill fails to kill arsenic bill

Proponents of a bill to ban arsenic in Maryland’s poultry industry try to undo a last-minute amendment they say would nullify its effects.

By Greg Masters  |  07:39 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Md. same-sex marriage supporters highlight other side’s strategy

The coalition supporting Maryland’s same-sex marriage law sought Thursday to turn to their advantage the tactics of a leading national group opposed to gay nuptials.

By John Wagner  |  05:47 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Organic farm in Potomac may be replaced with something other than soccer fields

The county wants to replace the farm with soccer fields, but county documents question whether that will happen.

By Victor Zapana  |  04:54 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 03/29/2012

O’Malley endorses Garagiola in primary, as internal poll gives Delaney wide lead

Md. Gov. Martin O’Malley’s endorsement of Sen. Robert Garagiola came as opponent John Delaney released an internal poll showing the financier with a wide lead.

By Ben Pershing  |  12:20 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Delaney, Maryland, Maryland politics

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 03/28/2012

O’Malley unsure how Supreme Court health-care ruling could affect state exchange

As proponents of the federal health-care law contemplate the fallout of an impending Supreme Court decision, Maryland’s governor is unsure how the state’s exchange could be affected.

By Greg Masters  |  04:03 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 03/28/2012

Maryland split on same-sex marriage referendum, poll finds

Another poll provides more evidence of how closely divided Marylanders are on same-sex marriage.

By John Wagner  |  10:58 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Baker appointees win nod from Prince George’s Council

The Council on Tuesday approved three top appointees in the administration of County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D).

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  04:12 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Newt Gingrich tours Annapolis ahead of Md. Republican primary

Newt Gingrich campaigned today in Annapolis, where he spoke to the Maryland Senate and blasted Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposed gas tax hike.

By Greg Masters  |  02:25 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Newt Gingrich, presidential election, Republican primary, Maryland, Maryland politics

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 03/27/2012

How the Maryland Senate voted on gaming

Here’s a look at how the Md. Senate voted on a bill to allow a new casino in Prince George’s County and Las Vegas-style table games at the state’s other five previously authorized casinos.

By John Wagner  |  01:49 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Prince George's County, Gambling

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Montgomery official sues drunk driver who hit his car

Kendall Smith drove a Ford that ran a red light and hit the government-issued car of County Executive Isiah Leggett (D).

By Victor Zapana  |  05:53 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 03/26/2012

O’Malley shares Springsteen interview with staff

Required reading this week at the Maryland State House includes something a little different: a Rolling Stone interview with the Boss.

By John Wagner  |  01:04 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 03/24/2012

O’Malley raises money in Conn. for Md. marriage vote

During a political trip to Connecticut Friday, Gov. Martin O’Malley worked in a fundraiser for an expected referendum on the same-sex marriage bill.

By John Wagner  |  05:07 PM ET, 03/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Roscoe Bartlett, John Delaney lead money chase

The primary is still 11 days away, but the winners of the race for cash in Maryland’s lone competitive congressional contest are already clear.

By Ben Pershing  |  05:01 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 03/23/2012

O’Malley tackles gas tax, other topics during ‘Morning Joe’ appearance

Md. Gov. Martin O’Malley bantered on ”Morning Joe” about his band’s appearance at the White House — and his languishing plan to raise taxes on gasoline.

By John Wagner  |  09:10 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 03/23/2012

Amendments to Maryland gambling bill seek to help Prince George’s

Before voting on a gambling bill, a Md. Senate panel is expected to consider a couple of measures today that would attract Prince George’s lawmakers.

By John Wagner  |  08:36 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland slots, gambling

Posted at 10:04 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Maryland House advances tax package targeting six-figure earners

Democrats who control Maryland’s House of Delegates gave initial approval Thursday night to a spending plan to help close a $1 billion budget shortfall.

By Aaron C. Davis and Greg Masters  |  10:04 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:37 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Prince George’s Council outlines conditions for county casino

The nine-member council drafted a letter, outlining the conditions it would insist on if a statewide referendum leads to gambling in the county.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  08:37 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:24 PM ET, 03/22/2012

O’Malley booked Friday on ‘Morning Joe’

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is to appear Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

By John Wagner  |  08:24 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Maryland to consider shifting ownership of slot machines

The Maryland Senate is expected to weigh a change Friday in the state’s practice of acquiring slot machines for privately owned casinos.

By John Wagner  |  03:08 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gambling, Casinos, Maryland

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Online disclosure expanded to Md. county officials

The Maryland Senate on Thursday expanded a bill that would require online posting of the financial disclosure forms of state officials to apply to county officials as well.

By John Wagner  |  02:03 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Md. Republicans seek to withhold funding from deficient agencies

Maryland Republicans are using this year’s budget process to charge that Gov. Martin O’Malley has failed to take stock of whether Maryland government is wasting money.

By Greg Masters and Aaron C. Davis  |  01:29 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Rep. Donna Edwards, council member Valerie Ervin back Delaney congressional bid

U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards, Montgomery County Council member Valerie Ervin back John Delaney as Democratic nominee for

By Ben Pershing  |  08:35 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:44 PM ET, 03/21/2012

O’Malley to appear in Connecticut on Friday

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) is booked Friday night as the keynote speaker at a Democratic party dinner in Connecticut.

By John Wagner  |  08:44 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Md. senator withdraws from racing subsidy bill

Maryland Sen. James N. Mathias Jr. said Wednesday that he would withdraw as co-sponsor of a bill that would provide funds to a horse track where his employer helped build a casino.

By John Wagner  |  02:56 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Will Romney address gay marriage, immigrant tuition in Maryland campaign stop?

By Aaron C. Davis  |  12:55 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Boulevard at The Capital Centre pitched as alternative casino site

Lost in the debate over a casino at National Harbor or Rosecroft Raceway is a long shot in Largo: The Boulevard at Capital Centre.

By John Wagner  |  10:01 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:43 PM ET, 03/20/2012

O’Malley’s March plays set at White House

There’s been increasing talk lately about Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s road to the White House — though few expected he would arrive there with bandmates.

By John Wagner  |  07:43 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Md. House panel approves doubling “flush tax” as environmental bills move through legislature

A handful of high-profile environmental bills are reaching critical junctures in their journey through the Maryland legislature.

By Greg Masters  |  06:34 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 03/20/2012

GOP Senate candidates Bongino, Douglas hit the airwaves

The two best-known Republican Senate candidates are going on the radio before voters head to the polls April 3.

By Ben Pershing  |  05:34 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 03/18/2012

O’Malley’s brother lands government relations job

Leaders of Venable LLP say Peter O’Malley’s new role will not involve lobbying the administration of his brother, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D).

By John Wagner  |  05:44 PM ET, 03/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Fantasy football joins Md. legislature’s late-session frenzy

A Maryland House panel offers a bit of levity, as a lawmaker drew his colleagues’ attention to the legality of fantasy football prizes.

By Greg Masters  |  07:00 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:54 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Cardin, Muse mobilize pastors in primary race

After a speech Thursday by Obama, incumbent Ben Cardin (D) invited several pastors to pose for pictures wth the president

By Hamil R. Harris  |  06:54 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Ex-Montgomery watchdog violated ethics laws in pushing to get deputy a raise, panel says

Thomas Dagley pushed county officials to give his deputy a pay raise but says the ruling is retaliatory and attempts to discredit his work.

By Victor Zapana  |  04:15 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 03/16/2012

O’Malley to address Catholics who support gay rights

Two weeks after signing Maryland’s same-sex marriage bill into law, Gov. Martin O’Malley is secheduled to speak at the National Symposium on Catholicism & Homosexuality.

By John Wagner  |  11:59 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martin O'Malley, Maryland, gay marriage, same-sex marriage

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 03/16/2012

Caesars says it supports Md. gambling expansion

A representative of Caesars, the lead investor in a proposed Baltimore casino, said that the company supports legislation that would authorize a sixth gaming site in Prince George’s.

By John Wagner  |  11:04 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/16/2012

Mikulski to become longest-serving woman in Congress

On Saturday, Sen. Barbara Mikulski will mark the latest milestone in her historic career.

By Ben Pershing  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Police release records on Leopold’s political rivals

Records suggest that Anne Arundel police accessed a statewide criminal database to create dossiers on the political rivals of County Executive John R. Leopold.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  04:23 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Obama, Cardin stop for barbecue in Prince George’s County

Following his speech at Prince George’s Community College, the president made an “unscheduled” lunch stop to get takeout at Texas Ribs & BBQ restaurant in Clinton.

By Ben Pershing  |  01:38 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland, Prince George's County

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Maryland Senate approves ‘half millionaire’s’ tax

Under the $35.9 billion budget the Senate approved today, Marylanders making more than a half-million dollars this year would pay more in taxes.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  12:19 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland Senate, Maryland taxes, taxes

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 03/14/2012

New Md. casino developer touts its own, warns against another

The developer of an Anne Arundel casino showed off construction progress and argued against allowing another casino in Prince George’s.

By John Wagner  |  03:27 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Same-sex marriage opponents in Md. start collecting signatures

Opponents of same-sex marriage on Wednesday announced the launch of a widely expected petition drive, vowing to derail Maryland’s new gay nuptials law at the ballot box in November.

By John Wagner  |  01:43 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Ban on smoking in cars with young children clears Md. Senate

The Maryland Senate approved a bill to ban smoking in cars if a child under 8 is a passenger, despite warnings from detractors that the measure would lead to other bans.

By Greg Masters  |  01:30 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 03/14/2012

Roscoe Bartlett launches TV ad, Brinkley goes on radio in Republican congressional primary

Rep. Roscoe Bartlett’s reelection campaign is up with a new television ad, three weeks before he faces a challenge in the Republican primary.

By Ben Pershing  |  10:54 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Md. lawmakers approve controversial pay raise for judges

Amid much bickering, the Maryland House and Senate have approved a resolution raising judges’ salaries by about $14,000 over three years.

By Greg Masters  |  04:24 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Prince George’s casino bill to be back in spotlight

Legislation that would authorize a casino in Prince George’s County faces long odds in the General Assembly, but the measure will get a fresh round of scrutiny in the coming week.

By John Wagner  |  03:24 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Ben Cardin launching ads for reelection campaign

The Maryland Democrat will air two spots highlighting his record on health care and the environment.

By Ben Pershing  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Garagiola ‘doesn’t recall’ lobbying for Republican client

Another day, another volley of negative fire in Maryland’s most competitive congressional primary.

By Ben Pershing  |  06:17 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Montgomery Co. changes stance on teacher pension shift

County executive and county president say the state should require the county and the school board share the costs.

By Victor Zapana  |  03:59 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 03/11/2012

Martin O’Malley touts Bob McDonnell for vice president, kind of

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) offered a backhanded compliment Sunday when asked on national television about the vice presidential prospects of Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnnell (R).

By John Wagner  |  11:58 AM ET, 03/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Md. same-sex marriage supporters launch counter-petition drive

As opponents of Maryland’s new same-sex marriage law gear up for a petition drive, supporters of the measure are getting into the act, too.

By John Wagner  |  04:37 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Delaney ads highlight Bill Clinton endorsement

With three weeks remaining until primary day, financier John Delaney is seeking to boost his congressional campaign with a fresh set of ads about a high-profile endorser — Bill Clinton.

By Ben Pershing  |  12:49 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:24 PM ET, 03/08/2012

O’Malley touts same-sex marriage law on national TV

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) on Thursday night predicted that an expected referendum on same-sex marriage would pass in November but said that a loss would not set back the larger cause of gay rights.

By John Wagner  |  10:24 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Leslie Johnson expected to report to prison by Friday

Former Prince George’s County Council member Leslie E. Johnson (D) was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for her role in a corruption scheme.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  05:33 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:39 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Md. lawmakers urged to repeal death penalty

Advocates of ending capital punishment made their case to Maryland lawmakers on Wednesday, but legislators say a repeal bill shows no sign of movement.

By Greg Masters  |  10:39 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Michael Busch honored by Maryland Senate

Michael E. Busch is presented with a First Citizen Award by the other chamber’s president.

By John Wagner  |  02:07 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Legislative committee chairs weigh in on Md. handgun permit ruling

A ruling by a federal judge loosening handgun restrictions in Maryland has drawn very different reactions from the chairmen of the two committees that take up gun-related bills.

By Greg Masters  |  04:57 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Budget ‘doomsday’ discussed as standoff develops between Maryland Democrats

A game of chicken is developing between Democrats in the Maryland Senate and House over competing proposals to raise taxes.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  11:09 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:54 PM ET, 03/05/2012

O’Malley defends income tax plan in TV appearance

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) pushed back Monday night against a move in the state Senate to scrap his income-tax proposal for another plan, saying he still considers his idea “pretty sound.”

By John Wagner  |  08:54 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 03/05/2012

O’Malley’s band booked for ‘wild nite’ in Baltimore

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and his Celtic rock band have quite a billing to try to live up to on St. Patrick’s Day.

By John Wagner  |  02:42 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Bill Clinton backs John Delaney in Maryland congressional primary

Former President Bill Clinton weighed into a contentious Democratic congressional primary Monday, announcing his endorsement of financier John Delaney.

By Ben Pershing  |  09:53 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roscoe Bartlett, Maryland, Maryland politics

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Former anti-slots lobbyist aiding National Harbor in casino quest

W. Minor Carter has been enlisted by the Peterson Cos. to help bring an upscale casino to National Harbor in Prince George’s County.

By John Wagner  |  09:42 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland, Maryland gambliong, National Harbor

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 03/05/2012

O’Malley turns attention to fundraising for marriage referendum

After signing Maryland’s same-sex marriage bill into law last week, Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) wasted little time before starting to raise money for an expected referendum on the issue.

By John Wagner  |  08:55 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:48 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Ethics reforms to take center stage in Md.

Maryland lawmakers are nearing decisions on ethics reforms they hope will prevent another scandal like the one that enveloped Sen. Ulysses S. Currie.

By Greg Masters  |  07:48 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 03/01/2012

First month of bag tax made Montgomery $154,000

The 5-cent tax on paper and plastic carryout bags debuted Jan. 1. County officials say they are making as much as expected.

By Victor Zapana  |  03:33 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Proposals to keep petty criminals out of jail advance in Maryland legislature

Emergency measures that could keep people who commit minor offenses out of jail advanced today in the Maryland House and Senate.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  01:55 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland, Maryland General Assembly, Maryland politics, Maryland courts, Maryland prisons, criminal justice

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Md. becomes eighth state to legalize gay marriage

With Gov. Martin O’Malley’s signature, it joins seven other states and the District of Columbia.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  12:53 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Leggett explains his position on Wheaton redevelopment, Bethesda Metrorail funding

In an unusual memo this week, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) explained why he was funding one high-profile capital projects instead of another.

By Victor Zapana and Katherine Shaver  |  04:25 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Montgomery County, Wheaton, Bethesda, Roger Berliner

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Roscoe Bartlett supports mustaches, but not ‘The ‘Stache Act’

Does Rep. Roscoe Bartlett really believe mustachioed men like himself should get a tax break?

By Ben Pershing  |  12:57 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 02/29/2012

The third man in the 6th congressional district race

Even as state Sen. Rob Garagiola and financier John Delaney have sucked up much of the political oxygen, a third candidate has quietly collected some grass-roots support.

By Ben Pershing  |  10:57 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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