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Category Archives: Campaign finance and funding

Metro Police Beat: Darius Jennings in custody for armed carjacking at New Carrollton metro station

Metro Transit Police today announced the arrest of Darius Andre JENNINGS, 20, in connection with a December 7 carjacking at New Carrollton Metrorail Station.

At approximately 5:30 a.m. Sunday, December 7, an adult male suspect approached a vehicle on the first level of the New Carrollton parking garage as the adult female victim was unloading her child from the back seat. The suspect displayed a handgun, directed the victim to leave her purse and exit with her child. He then stole the vehicle, a tan Toyota Rav 4 bearing Maryland tag 25907M1

Who funds the campaigns of Maryland’s Representatives and Senators in Congress?

For Maryland Lawmakers, Campaign Funding Loosely Tied to Committee Membership

Many of Maryland’s representatives in the U.S. House and Senate get a significant portion of their campaign funding from industries affected by the committees on which they sit. For example, nearly a quarter of Sen. Ben Cardin’s contributions came from the financial sector, which is affected by legislation overseen by the Finance Committee on which Cardin sits.

Only the donations in 2013 and 2014 from the top five sectors for each U.S. House member are shown. Donations from 2009 to 2014 are shown for both senators. The percentages were calculated from all donations where the donor’s industry is known — about 90 percent of contributions for each lawmaker. The “other” category includes retirees, educators and government employees. Source: Open Secrets.