April 17, 2014
Report: Larry Hogan is largest single contributor to Hogan campaign

Report: Larry Hogan is largest single contributor to Hogan campaign

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Bryan Sears of The Daily Record notes that:

Larry Hogan, a Republican, donated $25,000 through seven companies associated with his Annapolis-based Hogan Companies and another $20,473.64 in in-kind donations including food, fuel and office supplies.

Additionally, Hogan personally loaned his campaign $100,000, according to a campaign finance report filed with the Maryland State Board of Elections…

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April 17, 2014
More on Steve Schuh and Scott Shaffer

More on Steve Schuh and Scott Shaffer

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Rema Rahman’s story in The Annapolis Capital today  (her headline: Del. Schuh, County Executive Neuman staffer argue over Facebook post) provides more details on the story I broke earlier this week – Report: Steve Schuh’s temper leads to fireworks at GOP dinner. I already sent Rahman an email complimenting her on the story and pointing out it would have been nicer had she given credit to me for…

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April 17, 2014
Charles Lollar and Ben Carson… again

Charles Lollar and Ben Carson… again

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I was one of the first bloggers to notice last year that there was something weird going on with the purported endorsement of Charles Lollar by Dr. Ben Carson in April of 2013.

As I noted last month, that endorsement allegedly took place at an event at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in DC on April 14, 2013. Lollar campaign manager Karen Winterling sent an email out on April 23, 2013 touting…

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April 17, 2014
MD GOP candidate behind FindLocalPot.com

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I wrote before on questions about Don Quinn’s residencythat were raised since he was still registered to vote in Washington state in January when he first registered in Maryland (the same day he filed to run for office.) Additionally, he was still driving a vehicle with Washington tags in late January. Quinn is running against Eric Knowles in the Republican Primary for the Maryland State Senate…

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April 16, 2014
Read Larry Hogan’s full campaign finance report

The first campaign finance report for the Hogan-Rutherford Committee to Change Maryland is below. I will be doing a full analysis of the document in the coming days.

Read Larry Hogan’s full campaign finance report

The first campaign finance report for the Hogan-Rutherford Committee to Change Maryland is below. I will be doing a full analysis of the document in the coming days.

April 16, 2014
David Vogt and Barrie Ciliberti report anemic fundraising totals

David Vogt and Barrie Ciliberti report anemic fundraising totals

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David Vogt only raised $2300 between February 13 and April 8 according to a report he filed earlier this week. Barrie Ciliberti, who is on a slate including Vogt, Kathy Afzali, and Mike Hough, only raised $3750 between February 24 and April 8.

Looking at Vogt’s fundraising, he reported raising $2300 and spending $0 yet somehow managed to have a $1657.50 bank account balance at the end of the…

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April 16, 2014
Study: significant brain differences found even among casual marijuana users

Study: significant brain differences found even among casual marijuana users

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Society for Neuroscience News:

The size and shape of two brain regions involved in emotion and motivation may differ in young adults who smoke marijuana at least once a week, according to a study published April 16 in The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings suggest that recreational marijuana use may lead to previously unidentified brain changes, and highlight the importance of research aimed…

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April 16, 2014
Report: Steve Schuh’s temper leads to fireworks at GOP dinner

Report: Steve Schuh’s temper leads to fireworks at GOP dinner

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The Anne Arundel County GOP held their Lincoln-Reagan Dinner last night at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie (I’ll have more on the dinner itself later.) For a second year in a row, there were fireworks.

This year the fireworks appear to have involved Delegate Steve Schuh (owner of the Ferrari pictured above) and Scott Shaffer. Shaffer is a member of the Anne Arundel County Republican…

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April 16, 2014
Catholic candidate for MD Governor supports physician-assisted suicide

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Long-shot Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather Mizeur has come out in favor of physician-assisted suicide.

The Baltimore Sun reports:

“If terminally ill, mentally competent adults choose to end their life, they should be able to seek a life-ending dose of medicine from their physician,” Mizeur said in a policy proposal released late Tuesday.

Three states — Oregon, Washington, and Vermont —…

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April 15, 2014
Poll: Gansler Gaining on Brown

Poll: Gansler Gaining on Brown

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The above graphic is from an internal poll the campaign of Doug Gansler released (the poll memo is included at the bottom of this post.)

Bryan Sears of The Daily Record has more on the poll:

The poll, conducted for the campaign earlier this month by the Mellman Group, claims Gansler has made up as much as 14 points on Brown in the 2014 Democratic primary contest for governor.

In the internal…

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