Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Duane Davis, known for leaving toilets as political protest outside the Historic Courthouse in Towson, is running as a Republican in 2014.
A Milford Mill man known for political protests involving putting toilets in front of a county government building in Towson has filed as a candidate for Lt. Governor in 2014. Duane "Shorty" Davis has filed as the running mate with Brian Vaeth, a Perry Hall man. Davis was charged in February 2011 with planting a fake destructive device in the form of a toilet outside the Historic Courthouse in Towson and making false statements about a fake destructive device. He was acquitted of those charges seven months later. Davis, a caterer, said in a February 2013 article that the incident in 2011 was a protest of alleged corruption in Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration. He claims that he had made political statements using toilets previously, …
The results of the Quinnipiac University poll come as proponents of reinstating the death penalty in Maryland say the law is needed because of incidents such as the Boston Marathon bombing.
Americans support the death penalty for terrorists, according to a national poll released by Quinnipiac University. The national survey found that 63 percent favored the death penalty for someone convicted of murder involving an act of terrorism compared to 32 percent who said they opposed capital punishment. The results of the poll come as political leaders including Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger, a Democrat, and Washington County Republican Del. Neil Parrott announced a plan to collect more than 55,000 signatures in order to reinstate the death penalty in Maryland. "One only has to look back to Oklahoma City, Aurora, CO, Newtown, CT, and the recent massacre in Boston to recognize that if these crimes were …
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 …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Lam, a doctor who is involved in local Democratic politics, announces his intention to run in Elkridge's District 12.
Clarence Lam, a Columbia Democrat who has quickly embedded himself into local politics, announced Tuesday he will run for the Maryland House of Delegates in the wide-open District 12. "I am running for state delegate because we need a progressive Democrat to fight for our values in Annapolis," Lam said in his announcement. "I’ll work to ensure affordable, high quality health care, improve our schools, create jobs, preserve our environment, and reinvest in our roads and infrastructure." District 12, which includes West Columbia, Catonsville, Elkridge, Halethorpe, Arbutus, Lansdowne and the Baltimore Highlands, was recently redistricted to include Downtown Columbia. The three incumbent delegates from the District—Liz Bobo, James Malone and …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Pundits have long speculated that Maryland's Gov. Martin O'Malley would compete for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016.
Will Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley compete to become commander-in-chief? Despite several pretty clear indicators that the two-term governor is very interested in becoming president, he told reporters during a trade mission to Israel that he won't make a decision until next year. WAMU.org reported: In Jerusalem, O'Malley said he is currently undecided but intends to dedicate "reflection time" during the latter half of this year on whether he will undertake a run for the White House. O'Malley often is mentioned, along with Vice President Joe Biden; former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton; and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as a potential Democratic nominee in the 2016 contest. Legislative victories for the governor and the state's Democratic …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Current Lt. Governor Anthony Brown may be trying to persuade Howard County Executive Ken Ulman into running with him, according to the Washington Post.
Would Howard County Executive Ken Ulman be interested in becoming Lt. Governor Ken Ulman? On Saturday, the Washington Post reported that Ulman may be in talks with current Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown about being Brown's running mate in the 2014 gubernatorial election. Brown, Ulman and Attorney General Doug Gansler are considered by many as leading Democratic candidates for the Governor's office in 2014. The Post reports that a Brown/ Ulman alliance could eliminate much of Gansler's fundraising advantage. Currently Gansler has about $5.2 million in his campaign coffers compared to Ulman's $2.1 million and Brown's $1.6 million, according to the Post. But would Ulman, who at 32 when first elected in 2006, was the youngest county executive …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The senater and delegates all announced they won't be running for re-election in 2014.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Takoma Park delegate asks to be called a "rumored" candidate during interview with journalist.
Takoma Park Del. Heather Mizeur (D-District 20) took a spin on her own rumor mill yesterday when she took time to remind this journalist that she's considering running for governor in 2014. With nearly 21 months until the election, what else is a maybe-contender for the state's highest seat supposed to do? The exchange took place during an interview at an event at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville this week in support of proposed legislation which would require Maryland employers to provide workers with paid sick leave. "If you care to, put in there 'rumored gubernatorial candidate,'" said Mizeur as the interview concluded, jokingly suggesting how she might like to be referenced in a report noting her advocacy for the mandatory sick-leave…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The next gubernatorial election in 2014 could draw a crowded primary field.
Comptroller Peter Franchot, who was expected to run for governor in 2014, announced Tuesday he would not seek the post. Franchot, whose criticism of Gov. Martin O’Malley lead many to believe he would run, instead announced he would seek to retain his current position. But just because Franchot won’t run, doesn’t mean there won’t be a crowded primary field. Other Democrats who may seek the office include: Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Del. Heather Mizeur, Attorney General Doug Gansler and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman. See related coverage: What Democrat would you like to see make a run for the state’s top office? Tell us in the comments why you would like to see that person campaign for the office.
Friday, November 30, 2012
State attorney general gives the go ahead.
Friday, November 30, 2012
By DANA AMIHERE Capital News Service An opinion released Thursday by the Maryland attorney general’s office said that same-sex couples can obtain marriage licenses as soon as Gov. Martin O’Malley “formally proclaims” the results of the November election, which he is expected to do on or about Dec. 6. The law, and therefore the licenses, will not be effective until Jan. 1. Attorney General Douglas Gansler answered other questions about the implementation of Maryland's same-sex marriage law in a 19-page opinion. Gansler and Chief Counsel Adam Snyder found that postdating the licenses’ effective date doesn’t impose an unconstitutional waiting period on same-sex couples because it’s the ceremony, not the license, that validates the marriage…