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Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 3:01 PM

New Candidate Announced Run for Md. Governor

New Candidate Announced Run for Md. Governor

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz entered Maryland's crowded Democratic primary for governor on Monday. Read »

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 at 4:22 PM

Clinton Book Tour to Start in DC; Tickets on Offer for $900

Clinton Book Tour to Start in DC; Tickets on Offer for $900

Hillary Clinton will speak about her new campaign memoir "What Happened" in Washington, D.C. on Monday -- and tickets for her sold-out appearance are available online for 12 times their original value. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 at 1:04 PM

Delaney Taps Lierman as Presidential Campaign Co Chair

 Delaney Taps Lierman as Presidential Campaign Co Chair

Maryland Rep. John Delaney, who announced in July he is running for president in 2020, has named a campaign co-chair. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 at 6:51 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Clear Skies for Mayor Bowser?

Sherwood's Notebook: Clear Skies for Mayor Bowser?

At first glance, Karl Racine dropping out of any potential race for mayor suggests an easier road for Mayor Muriel Bowser and a tougher road for Vincent Gray if — or probably when — Gray gets in. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 at 6:50 AM

College Park to Allow Non-Citizens to Vote in Local Election

A city in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., has decided to allow non-citizens to vote in municipal elections. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 at 11:30 PM

College Park Could Allow Non-Citizens to Vote in Elections

A city in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., could soon decide to allow non-citizens to vote in municipal elections. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 at 5:34 PM

Madaleno: Invest in UMd. to Bring Amazon to College Park

Madaleno: Invest in UMd. to Bring Amazon to College Park

A Democratic contender in Maryland's governor race released a plan Monday suggesting the state attract online retailer Amazon by investing $1 billion in the University of Maryland. Read »

Friday, Sep 8, 2017 at 1:49 PM

Virginia Governor Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Irma

Virginia Governor Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Irma

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency in Virginia so officials can better prepare for Hurricane Irma and help other impacted states. Read »

Thursday, Sep 7, 2017 at 5:01 PM

Maryland Gov. Hogan Dedicates ICC to Former Gov. Ehrlich

Maryland Gov. Hogan Dedicates ICC to Former Gov. Ehrlich

Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday dedication of the Intercounty Connector (ICC) to former Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. Read »

Thursday, Sep 7, 2017 at 8:17 AM

Jaffe Report: Will Mayor Bowser Run Unopposed in 2018?

Jaffe Report: Will Mayor Bowser Run Unopposed in 2018?

Rather than challenging D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Attorney General Karl Racine has decided to run for re-election to a second term, according to sources involved in his campaign. Read »

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Julie Carey
Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
Mark Murray
Mark Murray NBC News Deputy Political Director Mark Murray is the NBC News Deputy Political Director, NBC News First Read analyst and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
Tom Sherwood News4 Political Reporter Tom Sherwood is a reporter for News4 specializing in politics and the D.C. government.
Chuck Todd
Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the Moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News' Political Director.
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