Category Archives: Governor 2018

Democrats Top Focus in the Midterms Should be Governor’s Races

Let’s face it, Democrats have had a pretty rough go of it lately. Ever since President Obama’s route in 2008, the party has suffered devastating losses in three of the four elections since. In 2009, Democrats had the White House, a majority in the House with 257 seats under party control, 58 seats in the Senate that later became 60 due… Read more »

Koch Brothers Condemn Trump Immigration Order – But Not Hogan

The uber right wing Koch operation today condemned Donald Trump’s extraordinary order barring refugees and travel from seven countries. Leaders of the influential Koch network on Sunday expressed opposition to President Trump’s controversial ban on refugees and immigrants from Muslim-majority countries, saying the executive order is not in keeping with their aims to build a free and open society. “We believe… Read more »

Governor 2018: Fundraising Round 1 Goes To Hogan

And another round like this one might just end the bout before it even gets started. You know, because you read all my posts (no, “some” is not acceptable), that Larry Hogan raised $3,923,807 in the past year and has $4.6 million cash on hand. How huge is that number? Go back to 2013, take the annual reports of Doug… Read more »

Gubernatorial Fundraising: Hogan Puts Up A Huge Number

Governor Larry Hogan’s campaign finance report is out, and it’s a monster.   Let’s see what the likely Democratic challengers post for their numbers before we draw any final conclusions, but um, that’s a really big . . . number he’s got there. For reference purposes, Hogan spent far less than what he now has on hand in the 2014… Read more »

Delaney’s Tax Plan

Since he’s been in office, Congressman John Delaney has had a tax plan to grant amnesty to American corporations who have stashed their money overseas: bring the money home, pay (greatly reduced) taxes, and we’ll spend the money on infrastructure projects on which many of these companies will get to make more money. Crickets. Not exactly a super duper Democratic… Read more »

Another Woman Ready To Run Statewide

Yesterday it was Maggie McIntosh, powerful chair of the House Appropriations Committee, ruminating about a statewide run. Today, it’s a great friend of this disreputable establishment, Joseline Pena-Melnyk, waving the flag. Del. Maggie L. McIntosh (Baltimore City), chair of the House Appropriations Committee, said she could be a candidate for governor or comptroller, while Del. Joseline A. Peña-Melnyk (Prince George’s)… Read more »

McIntosh To Run Statewide?

The Daily Record reports that Baltimore City Delegate Maggie McIntosh, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, is contemplating a run for statewide office. Del. Maggie McIntosh is thinking a lot about her political future these days. McIntosh, D-Baltimore City and the chair of the Appropriations Committee, said Thursday that she is taking a hard look over the next few months at… Read more »

Hogan ❤️s Montgomery County

Betcha thought “huh, I wonder what that’s about?” Click. Sorry. That was sarcasm. The Corridor Cities Transitway, the county’s main transportation project after the Purple Line, just got zeroed out in Hogan’s new six year transportation budget. Nothing. Bupkis. Nada. Hogan’s proposed six-year transportation budget includes no money for the Corridor Cities Transitway, which has been planned since at least 2000… Read more »

Delaney: “No Plans” To Run For Governor

Congressman John Delaney, locked in a reelection battle with Amie Hoeber that is shaping up to be the closest race in the state this year (which to be fair to Delaney isn’t saying a whole lot), is quoted in Bethesda Magazine today that he has “no plans” to run for governor in 2018. Since the upset victory of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan… Read more »

DOG BITES MAN: Clinton, Van Hollen Lead Big In Maryland

The Sun has unshocking news this morning: Hillary Clinton and Chris Van Hollen have large leads in Maryland over their GOP opponents, Donald Trump and Kathy Szeliga. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is deeply unpopular in Maryland and could be acting as a weight on the GOP candidate for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat, according to a statewide poll to… Read more »