Maryland gubernatorial primaries test both parties’ attitudes toward their establishments

Maryland gubernatorial primaries test both parties’ attitudes toward their establishments

This post was originally published on this siteMaryland’s primary Tuesday is set to test Democratic voters’ views of the party’s establishment and Republicans’ willingness to stick with what’s been a winning formula for the GOP in the deep-blue state.

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Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen says he had a ‘minor stroke’

Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen says he had a ‘minor stroke’

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said Sunday night he suffered “a minor stroke” earlier in the day “in the form of a small venous tear at the back of my head.” After experiencing “lightheadedness and acute neck pain” during a speech, he went to George Washington University Hospital to get it checked out, Van Hollen said. “Fortunately, I have been informed that there are no long-term effects or damage as a result of this incident, but my doctors have advised that out of an abundance of caution I remain under observation for a few days.”
Hours earlier, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D), competing in Tuesday’s Democratic primary to replace retiring Sen. Pat Toomey (R), announced that he was recovering from a stroke he suffered on Friday. Van Hollen, 63, is up for re-election this fall but faces no prominent competition for what is believed to be a safe Democratic seat.

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Maryland and Virginia governors urge DOJ to tighten security outside justices’ homes

Maryland and Virginia governors urge DOJ to tighten security outside justices’ homes

This post was originally published on this site The Republican governors are asking for federal law enforcement to take the lead in protecting the justices in the weeks and months ahead as protests continue. (Image credit: Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images)

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‘Like a military operation’: ‘Ghost’ Maryland Proud Boy leads a trucker convoy support group

‘Like a military operation’: ‘Ghost’ Maryland Proud Boy leads a trucker convoy support group

This post was originally published on this site The state lead for a Telegram group organizing support for the upcoming trucker convoy to Washington DC is a member of the Maryland DC Proud Boys chapter, Raw Story has confirmed. “We’ve been tasked with collecting supplies, having people ready for the...

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Biden turns his focus to governors ahead of midterm elections

Biden turns his focus to governors ahead of midterm elections

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Joe Biden on Wednesday is turning his focus to making new commitments to elect more Democratic governors, a Biden adviser told CNN, following on his pledge to be deeply involved in this year’s midterm elections.

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan won’t run for Senate despite recruitment effort by GOP leaders

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan won’t run for Senate despite recruitment effort by GOP leaders

This post was originally published on this siteMaryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday that he will not be a candidate for US Senate, following a quiet campaign by Republican leaders to convince the term-limited governor to run.

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DC, Maryland, Virginia report record number of COVID-19 cases Christmas weekend

DC, Maryland, Virginia report record number of COVID-19 cases Christmas weekend

This post was originally published on this siteD.C., Maryland and Virgina all reported record-breaking numbers of coronavirus cases over Christmas weekend.On Monday, each state reported the highest seven-day new case averages of any point throughout the pandemic so far, according to The…

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan entertaining GOP efforts to recruit him for 2022 Senate race

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan entertaining GOP efforts to recruit him for 2022 Senate race

This post was originally published on this siteMaryland Gov. Larry Hogan is engaging with stepped-up Republican efforts to recruit him into next year’s Senate race, CNN has learned.

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Dems weigh a GOP shutout in Maryland redistricting

Dems weigh a GOP shutout in Maryland redistricting

This post was originally published on this siteMaryland Democrats are on the brink of deciding whether to wield their redistricting axe on the state’s only Republican member of Congress. Legislators in Annapolis are expected to unveil drafts of a new congressional map this week, offering potential blueprints for the state’s...

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