Monthly Archives: February 2016

“Canvassgate” Is Spreading

It turns out that David Trone’s campaign wasn’t just spying on Kathleen Matthews. He also tried a similar tactic with Jamie Raskin’s campaign. Bethesda Magazine, in an update, has a statement from Trone: Today, I learned that young people working for my campaign surreptitiously volunteered for the campaigns of other candidates in the race. After investigating the incident, I terminated those… Read more »

The Iowa Polls Were Wrong

Politico has an excellent article explaining just why that is, especially on the GOP side. Three main reasons. First, there were a very high number of late deciders, more than a third.  The polls missed late deciders. Iowans considered their decisions up until the last minute. According to the entrance poll, more than a third, 35 percent, of GOP caucus-goers said… Read more »

Trone Making Waves Again

Newbie candidate Davis Trone is making waves again, this time apparently with a little ham-handed political espionage. Kathleen Matthews’ campaign for Congress on Tuesday accused newcomer opponent David Trone of trying to plant a volunteer in her office — a remarkable allegation in one of the state’s most closely watched primary contests. In a letter to the Trone campaign, Matthews campaign… Read more »

Dereck Davis To End CD4 Campaign

Multiple sources confirm to Maryland Scramble that Delegate Dereck Davis will be getting out of the CD4 race shortly, leaving three top-tier candidates: Anthony Brown, Glenn Ivey, and Joseline Pena-Melnyk. As Davis and Brown share the same home turf of Legislative District 25, Davis’ departure is likely to be a boost for the Brown campaign.

“Whoever Our Nominee Is, We Must All Hold Strong, Together”

If we’re judging the Democratic campaigns on the quality of the candidates’ presentation, debate performances, work ethic, and consistent message on issues and policy, Martin O’Malley should have been making a prime time speech last night. The fact that he wasn’t was largely set in stone when O’Malley and Bernie Sanders entered the race at the same time, and Sanders… Read more »

Van Hollen Raises $1.14 Million, Has $4 Million COH

Another good quarter from Chris Van Hollen. From the Post tonight: Chris Van Hollen’s (D-Md.) topped $1 million in the hotly-contested primary race against his House colleague Rep. Donna F. Edwards (D-Md.) to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) in the U.S. Senate. Van Hollen is poised to widen the cash gap with Edwards, who has struggled to raise… Read more »