MD Democrats in the News

MD Democrats in the News

From ‘resistance’ to ‘blue wave,’ Md. Progressive groups gear up for election. Democratic gubernatorial nominee Benjamin T. Jealous is relying on support from some of the progressive groups that have grown up since the 2016 White House election. Maryland Matters

Ben Jealous’ plan to beat the ‘politics of divide and conquer’. Seated at a roundtable discussion on drug addiction, Ben Jealous was flanked by experts who praised him for his proposals on ending the opioid epidemic in Maryland.Think Progress

Democrats see surge in absentee ballots as evidence of 'blue wave' in Maryland. “The surge in absentee ballot requests is being driven by women voters, new voters, and Marylanders who did not vote in 2014 who are eager for Ben’s bold, courageous vision for Maryland,” said Maryland Democratic Party Chairwoman Kathleen Matthews. Baltimore Sun

Jealous accuses Hogan of bullying: ‘A new low in Maryland politics’.“These ads are bullying,” Jealous said at a news conference in Baltimore. “While I can take it, it encourages the bullying of young people, and it’s not okay . . . It is a new low in Maryland politics.” Washington Post

HRC Endorses Ben Jealous for Maryland Governor. “Ben Jealous is a proven leader with the vision and commitment needed to continue moving Maryland forward as a welcoming and inclusive state,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. Human Rights Campaign

Maryland's Elijah Cummings could become chief Trump investigator if Democrats win the House. The congressman who could become President Donald Trump’s recurring political nightmare has photos on his office walls of himself with anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, pathbreaking boxer Muhammad Ali and civil rights activist Coretta Scott King. Baltimore Sun

Congressional Leaders Discuss Importance of Military Advocacy. More funding victories were shared by Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), a former professor of law at American University: a $10 million increase in funding for the Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program within the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and $10 million to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency to help identify remains from the Korean conflict. MOAA

John Sarbanes tells The Capital: 'We are not powerless to respond to the scourge of gun violence'. U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes recently visited The Capital, where he advocated for universal background checks, ending gun show loop holes and appropriating more federal money to cities like Baltimore and Annapolis. Capital Gazette