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Category Archives: Election 2014

Delaware State Police closed major highway and bridge for two hours after jumper leaped

Troopers responded to the bridge and located the victim near the rocks on the south side of the canal west of the Saint Georges Bridge.

After the incident, lanes of Route 1 were closed for approximately two hours as police continued the investigation.

Hogan sends his list of appointments to fill key executive and advisory boards in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today submitted 331 appointment nominations, known as “Green Bag” appointments, to the Maryland State Senate.

The governor’s appointments secretary, James Fielder, presented Senate President Mike Miller with the names of nominees, which include representatives from all 23 counties and Baltimore City. The 331 names submitted represent one of the highest totals in recent history for these types of appointees and demonstrates the outpouring of bipartisan support the governor and the administration have received from the citizens of Maryland.

“The names submitted today represent our administration’s commitment to the people of Maryland to provide the responsive, competent, and well-qualified state government they deserve and expect,” said Governor Hogan

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.

Absentee ballots push up vote totals for GOP in St. Mary’s romp over defeated Democrats — all dead ducks nailed to the wall

Unofficial 2014 Gubernatorial General Election results for St. Mary’s County Last Updated 11/11/2014 09:58:49 PM County Commissioner President (Vote for One) This table may scroll left to right depending on…

New Anne Arundel Exec dumps Police Chief Kevin Davis in series of shakeups of top officials

After taking over the Anne Arundel County Police Department which had been tainted by the political shenanigans of the previous County Executive who ordered cops to post campaign signs for…

Canned fire chief in Anne Arundel lists accomplishments

I was notified this morning by the County Executive Elect Steve Schuh that I would not be retained into the next administration. I took the reins 18 months ago during a turbulent time for our Department with poor labor relations, lack of fiscal prudence, poor response times, areas with unacceptable ISO ratings, and a lack of diversity in the hiring process. During my tenure we have accomplished many things to include”:

O’Malley’s bid to spead his presidential wings shot down by flock of election day losers

In total, 18 of the 29 candidates O’Malley contributed money to lost their races. Most of his success came with candidates for state positions, which will do less to raise his national profile