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Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018 at 8:11 AM

US House, Senate Results: Cardin, Campbell Projected to Win

US House, Senate Results: Cardin, Campbell Projected to Win

Tony Campbell is the projected winner of Maryland's Republican nomination in the state's crowded primary for a U.S. Senate seat. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018 at 7:38 PM

'Overwhelming Evidence' Shows Virginia Sorted Voters by Race

'Overwhelming Evidence' Shows Virginia Sorted Voters by Race

A federal court on Tuesday ordered Virginia lawmakers to redraw the state's electoral map after finding that 11 legislative districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered. Read »

Monday, Jun 25, 2018 at 7:53 PM
Gov. Hogan Talks Legalizing Cannabis, His Health and More

Gov. Hogan Talks Legalizing Cannabis, His Health and More

Voters will decide which Democrat will take on Republican Gov. Larry Hogan this fall Tuesday. On Monday the popular governor sat down with News4's Chris Gordon to talk about legalizing cannabis, education... Watch »

Monday, Jun 25, 2018 at 11:29 PM

Officials: 80K Maryland Voters Not Properly Registered

About 80,000 Maryland voters were not properly registered to vote in Tuesday's primary election, officials announced on the eve of Election Day. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018 at 8:12 AM

Tuesday's Primary: 3 Maryland Polls Close Late After Delay

Polls have closed statewide in Maryland after a confusing primary day. Read »

Monday, Jun 25, 2018 at 6:18 AM

Maryland Panel to Hold Hearing on Voter Registration Error

Maryland Panel to Hold Hearing on Voter Registration Error

A Maryland Senate panel will hold a hearing next month into a Motor Vehicle Administration computer error that has resulted in about 18,761 people not being properly registered to vote in this week's primary, a... Read »

Friday, Jun 22, 2018 at 7:15 PM
PGCPS Administrator Raises Could Factor in Md. Governor's Race

PGCPS Administrator Raises Could Factor in Md. Governor's Race

Some school administrators in Prince George's County received a 35 percent pay bump in just two years, sparking outrage in some. Chris Gordon reports that debate has leaked into the Maryland governor's race. Watch »

Friday, Jun 22, 2018 at 5:49 PM
Introducing the Candidates for Montgomery County Executive

Introducing the Candidates for Montgomery County Executive

Six candidates are running for Montgomery County executive. Chris Gordon introduces three of them. Watch »

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 6:34 PM
See Who's Running for Montgomery County Executive

See Who's Running for Montgomery County Executive

Voting for a Democrat for Montgomery County executive? Here's a quick look at each of the six candidates. News4's Chris Gordon reports. Watch »

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 6:43 PM
DC Council Could Reject Will of People on Minimum Wage

DC Council Could Reject Will of People on Minimum Wage

D.C. residents voted on Tuesday in favor of an increased minimum wage for tipped workers. But the D.C. Council could overrule the will of the people. News4's Mark Segraves tells what happened Wednesday and what... Watch »

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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.
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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