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Maryland Politics: September, 2012

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 09/28/2012

Pepco, union still negotiating, declare media blackout

At a meeting today in Pepco’s headquarters in the District, both sides also declared a media blackout.

By Victor Zapana  |  05:08 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 09/28/2012

Penn National spending to oppose gambling plan rises to $18 million

Total outlays for Question 7 on the ballot are close to $32 million.

By John Wagner  |  02:59 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Pepco, union go back to the negotiating table

Pepco and union officials have agreed to meet Friday.

By Victor Zapana  |  04:35 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Del. Justin Ross leaving Maryland legislature

Prince George’s lawmaker says he wants to spend more time with his children and concentrate on his business career.

By John Wagner  |  02:29 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Latest Md. gambling campaign contribution: $3 million from MGM

With its latest contribution, MGM has now spent $11.4 million on the referendum effort.

By John Wagner  |  11:38 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Maryland officials warn of private-sector impact if U.S. steps over fiscal cliff

State would take a relatively modest direct hit, but the impact could be more dire for private-sector jobs, memo says.

By John Wagner  |  12:41 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/26/2012

Maryland Senate poll: Second place too close to call

Republican Dan Bongino and independent Rob Sobhani are in a dead heat behind Democrat Benjamin Cardin.

By John Wagner  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 09/26/2012

Poll: Md. divided on gambling, favors gay marriage and ‘Dream Act’

The poll comes just weeks before Marylanders face several far-reaching decisions on Election Day.

By John Wagner  |  12:01 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Penn National Gaming could buy stake in Maryland Live! casino at Arundel Mills

The arrangement has the potential to shake up the ownership structure of Maryland’s fledgling casino industry.

By John Wagner  |  03:42 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Lanny Davis calls for Montgomery investigation, debate on police referendum issue

The county’s police union hired the former special counsel to President Bill Clinton as a consultant.

By Victor Zapana  |  02:49 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 09/25/2012

Penn’s National Gaming’s spending to fight Maryland gambling measure rises to $13 million

Penn National Gaming is the biggest spender in the campaign over expanded gambling.

By John Wagner  |  09:09 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori to headline event for opponents of gay marriage

William E. Lori to appear at gathering by a coalition trying to keep Maryland from becoming the first state to approve gay nuptials at ballot box.

By John Wagner  |  04:12 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:16 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Rev. Sharpton, black clergy urge support of Md. same-sex marriage referendum

By Aaron C. Davis  |  07:16 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Spending on Md. gambling campaign by Caesars group rises by $1.2 million

An investors group led by Caesars has chipped in the latest contribution to Maryland’s gambling campaign.

By John Wagner  |  04:16 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Republican governors knock Maryland’s Martin O’Malley with video during North Carolina visit

The Maryland governor was greeted Thursday with a video highlighting his support for state tax increases.

By John Wagner  |  02:39 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:48 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Ulman adds voice to casino campaign

The Howard County executive becomes the latest of Maryland’s potential 2014 gubernatorial candidates to take a stand on the divisive issue.

By John Wagner  |  07:48 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Bartlett aide, state GOP head Alex Mooney drops candidacy to comply with ethics rules

The Republican lawmaker’s office said ‘clerical error’ has been fixed.

By Ben Pershing  |  05:52 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 09/20/2012

O’Malley to speak in Florida, campaign for Democratic candidate in N.C.

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s political travels will take him to Florida and North Carolina on Thursday, according to aides.

By John Wagner  |  09:21 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 09/19/2012

No deal yet for Pr. George’s Del. Tiffany Alston (D)

Alston, who is charged with misusing campaign money, has been negotiating with prosecutors

By Ann E. Marimow  |  05:47 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 09/19/2012

Rocker Adam Lambert to headline Maryland same-sex marriage benefit

Lambert, who rose to prominence on television’s “American Idol,” is the latest celebrity to be enlisted by the campaign to uphold Maryland’s law.

By John Wagner  |  08:45 AM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Lanny Davis, Michael Steele hired by Montgomery police union for referendum campaign

The Montgomery County police union has hired two prominent lobbyists.

By Victor Zapana  |  06:12 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Franchot decries ‘subversion’ of special session on gambling

The Maryland comptroller also called for moving to a “real-time” system of disclosing campaign contributions.

By John Wagner  |  05:38 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Montgomery County Council approves labor, economic development bills

By Victor Zapana  |  02:54 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 09/18/2012

MGM pro-gambling campaign spending rises to $8.4 million

MGM Resorts, the company angling to operate a casino at National Harbor, has kicked in another $3 million to a campaign to expand gambling in Maryland.

By John Wagner  |  10:29 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Head of Pr. George’s NAACP backs same-sex marriage campaign

Supporters in Maryland are touting the endorsement in a key county.

By John Wagner  |  09:45 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 09/13/2012

O’Malley hires adviser for new PAC

As he ponders a political future beyond Maryland, Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) is bringing on board a seasoned Democratic strategist to help guide his new federal political action committee.

By John Wagner  |  01:00 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Cordish celebrates new slots, avoids referendum talk

Representatives of Cordish Cos. celebrated the opening of the rest of their casino’s massive gaming floor.

By John Wagner  |  02:52 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 09/12/2012

Penn National antes up another $4 million for gambling campaign

Money continues to pour into Maryland’s gambling campaign.

By John Wagner  |  09:45 AM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 09/12/2012

Baltimore Ravens linebacker says he hasn’t been silenced on same-sex marriage

Baltimore Ravens football player Brendon Ayanbadejo is seeking to convert a recent attempt to silence him on same-sex marriage into more support for the cause.

By John Wagner  |  08:30 AM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 09/11/2012

Peterson Cos. puts $400,000 into pro-casino campaign

The developer of National Harbor, the most likely location for a new Maryland casino, has chipped in $400,000 to the effort to pass a ballot measure in November allowing the state’s gambling program to expand.

By John Wagner  |  03:47 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 09/11/2012

Nancy Floreen to talk economic development at White House

Montgomery County Council member will attend special forum next week.

By Victor Zapana  |  03:16 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Md. Democrats will run write-in candidate to replace Wendy Rosen

Rosen, accused of vote fraud, will not be able to come off the ballot.

By Ben Pershing  |  11:52 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 09/10/2012

O’Malley plans another trip to Israel

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s (D) robust, second-term travel schedule will continue with a third overseas trade mission, this one to Israel in November.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  05:55 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Silver Spring Transit Center won’t open for a while, county official says

The transportation project in Montgomery County will not be opened for at least a couple more months, a county official said Monday.

By Victor Zapana  |  05:07 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Maryland Democrat quits congressional race amid vote fraud allegations

Wendy Rosen’s party told state officials she voted in both Maryland and Florida in 2006 and 2008.

By Ben Pershing  |  02:49 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 09/10/2012

MGM ponies up another $3 million in casino fight

MGM Resorts is angling to build a casino at National Harbor, a move that requires voter approval in November.

By John Wagner  |  02:39 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 09/08/2012

Vikings punter pens scathing letter to Md. delegate on same-sex marriage

The punter for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings has written a scathing letter to a Maryland delegate who strongly opposes the measure.

By John Wagner  |  11:32 AM ET, 09/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Delaney goes on the air to rebut Bartlett ad

The Democrat is firing back with his first general election spots.

By Ben Pershing  |  03:39 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 09/07/2012

O’Malley knocks Ryan for sluggish jobs report

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley said Friday that the weaker-than-expected August jobs report could have been stronger if not for Paul Ryan and other GOP “obstructionists” in Congress.

By John Wagner  |  02:58 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Ocean Downs casino files late disclosure reports

The owner of the Casino at Ocean Downs this week filed late disclosure reports listing $10,500 in political contributions since 2010.

By John Wagner  |  10:24 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Edwards shares her story in convention speech

Rep. Donna F. Edwards (D-Md.) cast her support of President Obama in very personal terms Thursday during a turn at the podium at the Democratic National Convention.

By John Wagner  |  06:10 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Roscoe Bartlett apologizes for Holocaust remark made as he blasted federal student loans

The Maryland state delegate had called the federal education aid unconstitutional on Wednesday and warned of a “slippery slope.”

By Ben Pershing  |  01:57 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 09/06/2012

O’Malley says he’ll ponder political future after November

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley said Thursday that he and his wife will start to focus on his political future after the November election.

By John Wagner  |  12:09 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 09/05/2012

O’Malley plugs Maryland in visit with Iowa Democrats

Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) touted several accomplishments in Maryland and shared some of his Iowa connections during a visit Wednesday to the convention delegation from the nation’s first presidential caucus state.

By John Wagner  |  11:48 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Maryland Democrats pay tribute to Sargent Shriver

At a convention where no word has been spoken more than “forward,” the Maryland Democratic Party managed to spend a couple of hours Tuesday gazing back.

By John Wagner  |  11:35 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Roscoe Bartlett on the air with ad attacking John Delaney’s business record

The Republican’s spot focuses on companies that got loans from Delaney’s firm.

By Ben Pershing  |  03:29 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Penn National ponies up $5.5 million to defeat Maryland gambling plan

Penn National Gaming has contributed nearly $5.5 million to an effort to defeat Maryland’s expanded gambling plan at the ballot box, signaling an expensive battle heading into November.

By John Wagner  |  10:46 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:11 AM ET, 09/04/2012

O’Malley, Hoyer, Kaine among opening-night convention speakers

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) is scheduled as the first speaker in the 10 o’clock hour on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention.

By John Wagner  |  05:11 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 09/03/2012

O’Malley’s band performance rained out

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s plans to join one of the bands on stage at a pre-convention street festival in Charlotte were foiled Monday by a torrential downpour.

By John Wagner  |  05:22 PM ET, 09/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 09/03/2012

O’Malley hits four DNC convention breakfasts

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) made a rapid-fire series of appearances at four gatherings of state delegations.

By John Wagner  |  11:25 AM ET, 09/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dnclive

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 09/03/2012

Van Hollen in demand with Ryan’s ascendancy

The addition of Paul Ryan to the Republican presidential ticket has worked out pretty well for one Maryland Democrat.

By John Wagner  |  09:24 AM ET, 09/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DNClive, EP

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 09/02/2012

O'Malley takes jabs at three Republican presidents

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) praised former President Clinton but managed to knock both president Bushes as well as President Reagan during a talk show appearance Sunday.

By John Wagner  |  11:37 AM ET, 09/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Another Sunday, another talk show for O’Malley

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is booked to appear Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” in advance of what is shaping up as a very busy week for him.

By John Wagner  |  02:57 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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