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Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 6:28 AM

A Look at Potential Candidates to Replace Justice Kennedy

A Look at Potential Candidates to Replace Justice Kennedy

The search for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's replacement has begun. President Donald Trump said Wednesday he'll choose a replacement from "an excellent list" of 25 candidates. Kennedy on Wednesday... Read »

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018 at 8:53 PM

Maryland's Jealous Ready to Climb Political 'Everest'

Maryland's Jealous Ready to Climb Political 'Everest'

Ben Jealous says he's ready to do what some say is Maryland's political equivalent of climbing Mount Everest: Defeating Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018 at 5:45 PM

Virginia Gov. Grants Paid Parental Leave to State Workers

Virginia Gov. Grants Paid Parental Leave to State Workers

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is granting eight weeks of paid leave for new parents who work in state government. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018 at 8:56 AM
Montgomery County Executive Race Too Close to Call

Montgomery County Executive Race Too Close to Call

Most races from Tuesday's Maryland primary have been called but some are still outstanding. That's because of a computer glitch that affected voter registration information for 80,000 people. Those... Watch »

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018 at 7:57 AM

Ben Jealous Projected Winner in Dem. Gov. Nomination

Former NAACP President Ben Jealous is projected to win the Maryland Democratic nomination for governor, giving him a shot at becoming the state's first black governor and setting up a battle between the... Read »

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018 at 2:03 PM

Mont. Co. Executive Race Remains Too Close to Call

Mont. Co. Executive  Race Remains Too Close to Call

The results for the Montgomery County executive race could be determined by next Friday, according to the Board of Elections. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018 at 11:18 AM

2018 Maryland Primary Results

See the results from Tuesday's primary here.

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018 at 11:49 PM

Alsobrooks Projected to Win Dem Vote Prince George's Co.

Angela Alsobrooks is projected to win the Democratic primary for Prince George's County executive. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, she had won 62 percent of the vote. Read »

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 »

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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.
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