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11:15 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Government is a Business, Say GOP Hopefuls

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Republicans in the governor's race agree the state government is essentially a business and the top administrator is an executive.

During a formal debate Thursday evening at Johns Hopkins University, the Republicans' fifth since January, they repeatedly accused Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration of making Maryland unfriendly to investors.

Ronald George and Charles Lollar both touted their business experience as a credential for leading the state. David Craig compared his position as Harford County Executive to managing an enormous business.

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8:59 am
Tue February 18, 2014

MD Gov. Pushes Minimum Wage Hike, GOP Hopeful Wants Tax Cuts

Governor Martin O'Malley
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland is already moving toward a "two-tier" minimum wage system, where counties will set their own minimums. But Gov. Martin O'Malley says he wants $10.10 to be the statewide minimum and let counties raise it from there.

O'Malley was arguing for the wage increase Monday before the Senate Finance Committee.

He said $10.10 is "pretty modest," considering the effects of inflation since 1968. The minimum wage that year would be $10.70 in today's economy, according to one measurement of inflation. Another puts it at $9.50.

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8:35 am
Tue February 4, 2014

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate To Take Public Campaign Financing

Larry Hogan
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Republican Larry Hogan will use public campaign financing in the GOP primary race for governor of Maryland.

Hogan made the announcement on Monday as he formally filed to run for office with his running mate, Boyd Rutherford, in Annapolis.

To qualify for public funding for his campaign, Hogan will need to raise about $258,600 in contributions of $250 or less from individuals.

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12:33 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Larry Hogan Considers GOP Gubernatorial Run

Larry Hogan
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Republican Larry Hogan is scheduled to announce whether he'll be running for governor.

Hogan, who served in former Gov. Robert Ehrlich's administration, has scheduled an event Friday evening in Annapolis.

He is set to talk about his plans at the fall harvest party for Change Maryland, a grassroots organization he heads.

Hogan says about 1,000 people are scheduled to attend. He says the group has grown to about 65,000 members across the state. Hogan was the secretary of appointments in the Ehrlich administration.

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1:15 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Republican Enters Race for Md Delegate District 37B

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St. Michaels businessman and congressional aide Johnny Mautz has entered the race for the House of Delegates for one of the two seats in District 37B on the Mid-Shore…and part of Wicomico County.

The Republican said he plans to unveil more details of his plans…once he formally launches his campaign.

But, he says, he will focus on issues like transportation and education and hopes to find ways to balance the state budget.

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12:15 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Eastern Shore Businessman Charles Lollar Makes Gubernatorial Bid

Charles Lollar, Republican Gubernatorial Candidate in Maryland
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ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. (AP) - A Charles County businessman and Marine Corps Reserve officer is launching his campaign for Maryland governor.

Charles Lollar, who is seeking the Republican nomination, is setting off on a statewide bus tour from St. Mary's County on Tuesday to announce his candidacy.

Lollar is also planning a "money bomb" push for donations on Thursday, asking all supporters to make a contribution of any size on that day. 

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9:12 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Crab And Clam Bake Draws Politicians to Crisfield

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It was hot and were the politics at the J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake in Crisfield yesterday.

With Maryland’s state elections just around the corner next year… politicians showed up as they geared up for their campaigns.

On the Democratic side, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown who is running for governor showed up with his running mate Ken Ulman along with competitor Heather Mizeur. 

Brown and Ulman by far had the largest contingent on hand.

Meanwhile, Republican Gubernatorial hopeful David Craig made a stop along with his running mate Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio.

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12:03 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Eastern Shore Delegate Joins GOP Gubernatorial Campaign

Delegate Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio join GOP Gubernatorial Campaign of David Craig
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Republican David Craig has officially announced that Del. Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio will be his running mate in his bid for governor.

Haddaway-Riccio said Tuesday at a news conference in Annapolis that she has spent almost a decade as an Eastern Shore lawmaker fighting for lower taxes and a better business climate. She says she has also worked for a greater balance between environmental interests and the interests of agriculture and commercial fishing.

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10:22 am
Fri July 12, 2013

MD Governor's Race Picks Up Steam, Neuman To Run for Anne Arundel County Executive

Delegate Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio (R-Eastern Shore)
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A spokesman for Republican David Craig says the Harford County executive has chosen Del. Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio as his running mate in his run for governor.

Jim Pettit, Craig's campaign spokesman, confirmed the selection in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Thursday.

Pettit says two news conferences have been scheduled for Tuesday to announce her selection. One will be in the morning in Annapolis. The other will be in the afternoon in St. Michaels on the Eastern Shore.

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11:39 am
Mon June 3, 2013

MD Governor's Race Begins to Solidify

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D-Md)
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Anthony Brown

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has picked Howard County Executive Ken Ulman as a running mate in his bid for the Democratic nomination for governor.

Brown made the announcement Monday at the Columbia lakefront.

Ulman had been considering a run for governor in 2014 himself.

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Meanwhile, Republican David Craig has officially announced his bid to run for governor of Maryland.

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