Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The New England College poll previewing the 2016 Presidential primary shows Hillary Clinton with a commanding lead.
Gov. Martin O'Malley finished last among a field of 2016 Democratic Presidential hopefuls, according to a poll released by New England College. The poll released Tuesday by the New Hampshire-based college found that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton led the field with 65 percent of those surveyed saying they would vote for her in 2016. O'Malley finished last among the field of six with zero percent saying they would vote for the two-term Democratic Maryland governor. Rounding out the field is Vice President Joseph Biden with 10 percent, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren with 5 percent, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo with 4 percent and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick with 3 percent. The college surveyed 314 New Hampshire Democratic …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A few potential candidates have expressed interest in the 2014 race for Anne Arundel county executive, according to reports.
Friday, May 3, 2013
The effort to place the issue on the ballot will be led by Democratic Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger and Washington County Republican Del. Neil Parrott.
Proponents of the death penalty in Maryland will attempt to overturn at the ballot box a new law repealing capital punishment. The effort to place the issue before voters in 2014 will be spearheaded by Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger and Washington County Del. Neil Parrott. The pair is expected to make the effort to collect the required 55,736 official during a Friday morning announcement near Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Shellenberger said the death penalty is an important tool for prosecutors. "One only has to look at what has taken place in our country in the last 10 years—Virginia Tech; Aurora, CO; Boston," Shellenberger said. "We don't know what is going to happen in the future but we should at least have the …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Five Republicans looking to be appointed as the next Anne Arundel county executive spoke in Odenton Thursday night. The county council will hold a meeting on Feb. 21 to vote on candidates.
Five Republicans seeking to be the next Anne Arundel county executive spoke before a packed house in Odenton Thursday, with the county council just days away from voting to appoint a successor to John Leopold. The candidates included a state delegate, a former first lady, a former Marine and businessman, a former state trooper, and a past head of the county’s Department of Recreation and Parks. They represented more than half of the nine candidates who have publicly stated an interest in the position, though potential candidates can apply until noon Friday. By law, all of the candidates are Republican and live in Anne Arundel County. Those that spoke Thursday included: Kendel Ehrlich—an attorney and former first lady of Maryland Steve …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Online petitions to secede surround the Free State.
An apparent wave of post-election discontent has found its way online in the form of tens of thousands of people protesting the outcome of the presidential election by stoking the specter of secession. Maryland isn't among the states represented but all four of its neighbors are. Disgruntled residents from dozens of states—from California to New Hampshire and Texas to Florida—are using the Internet to try to invoke their First Amendment right to “petition the government for redress of grievances” by asking the White House to allow their state to withdraw from the Union. The White House's “We the People” program says the administration will respond to any petition that receives 25,000 or more signatures within 30 days. Petitions that have…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Here's a look back at how elections went around Maryland and Anne Arundel County.
Friday, November 9, 2012
A look at the vote totals for precincts in Glen Burnie show President Obama narrowly edged challenger Mitt Romney on Election Day.
President Barack Obama earned just 121 more votes than Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Glen Burnie on Tuesday. But an early voting turnout favorable to Obama gave the incumbent 51.31 percent of total local votes to Romney's 45.56 percent, according to unofficial results from the Anne Arundel County Board of Elections. Voters who cast ballots early were able to vote at any of the five early voting locations, so early votes in Glen Burnie were influenced by Anne Arundel County residents who live outside of Glen Burnie. Obama received 77.98 percent of votes at Rippling Woods Elementary School (precinct 002-014), which was the highest percentage for Obama. Romney received 61.78 percent of votes at North County Senior High School (precinct…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
From issues to lines at the polls, see how Election Day went in Glen Burnie.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
In the excitement that comes with Election Day, it can be easy to miss some information. Whether you were standing in long lines at the polls, or engrossed in coverage of the presidential race—some local news may have been lost in the Election Day chaos. Here’s a recap of Election Day in Glen Burnie, including who won, what voters had to say on the issues and how it went out at the polls. To read more information on any issue, click on the link. Results on a local level: Voters Set to Approve All Anne Arundel County Charter Amendments Ruppersberger Retains District 2 House Seat Sarbanes Wins Re-Election in Maryland's 3rd District Edwards Defeats Loudon for Maryland's 4th District Cardin Wins Maryland Senate Race Maryland Voters Approve …
Democratic Rep. John Sarbanes earned 67 percent of the vote.
Incumbent Rep. John Sarbanes soundly defeated his two challengers in the race for Maryland's 3rd District on Tuesday. "I am proud to serve the people of Maryland's 3rd Congressional District, and I thank them for choosing me as their representative in Congress," Sarbanes said. "I will work hard to put the public interest ahead of special interests." The Towson Democrat grabbed 67 percent of the vote while his Republican challenger Eric Knowles earned 29 percent and Libertarian Paul Drgos received 3 percent as of 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday. Knowles, who lives in Annapolis, failed to win his home county of Anne Arundel by more than 12,000 votes. Drgos said he was pleased with his modest showing. "We had a total of three volunteers, spent less …
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges …