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Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 6:14 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Va. May Decide Next President

PM Read: Va. May Decide Next President

At a rally in Portsmouth Thursday, Mitt Romney emphasized just how important Virginia will be for him to win the presidency. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012 at 10:34 PM
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By Brian Witte, David Dishneau

Maryland Democrats Coalesce Behind John Delaney

Maryland Democrats Coalesce Behind John Delaney

Democrats got behind their nominee to take on Republican Rep. Roscoe Bartlett Wednesday, after strong backing by the state's Democratic establishment for state Sen. Rob Garagiola wasn't enough to stop John... Read »

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012 at 8:34 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: In Md. Primaries, An Expected Upset

AM Read: In Md. Primaries, An Expected Upset

Financier John Delaney won the Democrat nomination for Maryland's Sixth Congressional District, one of the most highly-anticipated congressional races of the year. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 3, 2012 at 6:16 AM
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By Perry Stein

Final Moves Before Primaries

Final Moves Before Primaries

The national spotlight is on Maryland's 6th Congressional District primary race as the Democrats pick a nominee to try and unseat 10-term Republican incumbent Roscoe Bartlett in an unexpectedly tight race. Read »

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 6:02 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Poll Shows Delaney Leading Garagiola

PM Read: Poll Shows Delaney Leading Garagiola

An internal poll released by Democratic congressional candidate John Delaney shows Delaney with a wide lead over his main competitor, state Senate Majority Leader Rob Garagiola. Read »

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 8:56 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: O'Malley to Endorse Garagiola

AM Read: O'Malley to Endorse Garagiola

The governor is expected to endorse Maryland state Sen. Rob Garagiola for a U.S. congressional seat just days before Tuesday's primary. Read »

Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 7:06 PM
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By Perry Stein

Afternoon Read: O'Malley And Springsteen

Afternoon Read: O'Malley And Springsteen

Gov. Martin O'Malley's recommended reading for Maryland leaders this morning was a politically-heavy Rolling Stone interview with Bruce Springsteen. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 7, 2012 at 5:40 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Gray Denies Campaign Wrongdoing

PM Read: Gray Denies Campaign Wrongdoing

At a press conference today, Mayor Gray addressed the federal investigation into his 2010 campaign, firmly saying that he was not involved in any criminal wrongdoing. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2012 at 1:49 PM
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By Jim Iovino

Trachtenberg Drops Out for Health Concerns

Trachtenberg Drops Out for Health Concerns

Democrat Duchy Trachtenberg has dropped out of the race for Maryland's 6th District Congressional seat due to a recurrence of breast cancer. Read »

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Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
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