Category Archives: Maryland Senate

BREAKING: Cummings Files For Reelection In CD7

I was going to write about this story, the umpteenth “will he or won’t he?” story about Elijah Cummings, and use it as one last opportunity to use the Lucy/Charlie Brown football picture, but by the time I got to writing it today I also saw this update from the State Board of Elections, showing that Cummings has filed for reelection in… Read more »

FEC Reports

There sure are a lot of candidates holding out until the last possible moment to file their FEC report for Q4. None of the CD8 candidates have filed (Kathleen Matthews has reported $504K, Joel Rubin $160K, Kumar Barve $112K,  and David Anderson $43K). Raskin, Jawando and Sol-Gutierrez still to go. In CD4, Joseline Pena-Melnyk has filed ($146K), as have Ingrid… Read more »

UAW For Van Hollen

Another labor endorsement for Chris Van Hollen. The Hill has the story: The Maryland State United Auto Workers Community Action Program is endorsing Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) in the contested Maryland Senate Democratic primary. The union is backing Van Hollen over Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) in the race to replace Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), who is retiring at the… Read more »

BREAKING: New Poll: Van Hollen 38, Edwards 36 [UPDATED]

[UPDATE @8:57 am]: Statement from Van Hollen campaign spokeswoman Bridgett Frey: We’re pleased that Chris Van Hollen has maintained his lead, despite the million dollar blitz of Super PAC advertising. We’re confident that voters are looking for his effective, progressive leadership that gets things done for Maryland families. Original post follows: Early this morning, a new Senate race poll from Patrick Gonzales… Read more »

Glassman: No To Senate Run

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman, who had been considering a run for the GOP nomination for US Senate, has decided not to run. Harford County Executive Barry Glassman, a former state lawmaker who briefly flirted with a run for the Republican nomination for Senate, has announced he will forgo a campaign in favor of remaining in his current job. “I… Read more »

BREAKING: Sierra Club Endorses Van Hollen [UPDATED]

Third breaking story of the day and it’s only 3:00. John Fritze has the story: Rep. Chris Van Hollen’s campaign for Senate picked up the endorsement Monday of the Sierra Club, the latest nod to the role climate change and the Chesapeake Bay could play in the Democratic primary to replace Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski. “We have seen his record for… Read more »

Cummings Not Going Quietly 

I’d pretty much put the thought out of my mind for good, but like Lucy with the football, Elijah Cummings really, really wants to tempt me back into the conversation. So here you go, but as for me, I’ll believe it when I see it. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) insisted Wednesday that he could still run for the U.S. Senate, with… Read more »

Van Hollen On The Floor: “Denying Women Access to Affordable Care is GOP’s Top Priority in 2016”

Here are Chris Van Hollen’s opening remarks on the House floor on the GOP budget reconciliation bill that seeks to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Dude has been incredibly busy today cranking out important statements on policy issues. It may be a new year, Mr. Speaker, but here we go again. We’re in this Congress on the floor of this… Read more »

Van Hollen Statement On DHS Deportation Raids 

Boy, the Van Hollen press shop is busy churning ’em out today. The Department of Homeland Security’s renewed effort to deport families and children is the wrong approach that’s causing unthinkable heartache for hardworking immigrant families who fear being separated. When families come to America fleeing for their lives, they should be treated in a manner consistent with our nation’s… Read more »

Van Hollen On GOP Efforts To Defund Planned Parenthood

Chris Van Hollen has an article on Huffington Post this morning decrying GOP efforts to include a provision defunding Planned Parenthood in the current budget reconciliation bill. Here it is in its entirety. Today, Republicans in Congress plan to make history. Not for growing the economy or helping the middle class — but for sending a bill to President Obama that will… Read more »