Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Updates on the 2012 national and state elections will be posted here.
This article will be updated as the 2012 General Election progresses. Today, Montgomery County voters will help decide the next local, state and national leaders. Patch will be following this story, posting updates throughout the day. Stay connected with our coverage by following #PatchElections on Twitter. Follow regional election coverage on Patch's Maryland Facebook page. Here’s some background: In a traditionally blue Maryland, the Obama-Biden ticket is expected to win over Republican challengers Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. In the last presidential election, Obama-Biden earned 72 percent of Montgomery County’s votes (314,444), state election board results show, while the Republican McCain-Palin ticket drew 27 percent (118,608) of the …
Where to cast your ballot on Election Day.
Montgomery County polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. For more information, please visit MontgomeryCountyMD.gov/elections. North Potomac/Darnestown Poolesville Germantown Clarksburg Damascus
Monday, November 5, 2012
Your guide for November's general election in Maryland
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Check out our Elections Guide for more election information.
Planning a trip that overlaps with Election Day? Those planning to vote absentee in the Nov. 6 election have until the end of the month to submit an application. The Montgomery County Board of Elections will accept completed applications through Oct. 30. Forms can be filled out online from the Maryland Board of Elections or in-person at the county Board of Elections office, at 18753 N. Frederick Ave. Suite 210 in Gaithersburg. All mailed absentee ballots for the Nov. 6 election must be postmarked by Nov. 6, and must be received by 10 a.m. on Nov. 16. More information is availabe at the county Board of Elections page and the state Board of Elections home page.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Democrats question employment of Alex Mooney, State Republican Party Chairman
Maryland Democrats have filed an ethics complaint against Republican U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett and State Republican Party Chairman Alex Mooney, claiming a violation of federal election law, The Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday. Bartlett, a 10-term incumbent from Frederick County is running for the 6th District seat, which now includes Germantown. Democrats are questioning Bartlett’s employment of Mooney, who was reportedly hired as a “community outreach worker,” MarylandReporter.com reported in July. But a candidate to succeed a congressman can’t be a paid staff member, several news agencies have reported. Citing House payroll and Federal Election Commission records, The Washington Post, which broke the initial story, reported that Mooney…
Friday, September 7, 2012
6th Congressional District candidate Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, R-Md., has since apologized for the remark.
U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, the Republican congressman campaigning to keep his District 6 seat, sparked controversy for comments he made to reporters Wednesday, stating that federally funded student loans were unconstitutional and that unconstitutional acts could lead down a "slippery slope" to an event like the Holocaust, several news outlets have reported. Bartlett, a 10-term incumbent from Frederick County, Md., could represent Germantown if he defeats Democratic challenger John Delaney, a financier from Montgomery County, during the Nov. 1 election. The Huffington Post and The Washington Post have posted YouTube clips of Bartlett’s comment. According to the video, Bartlett was asked about his stance on the government issuing student …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Join us at 2 p.m. Friday for a live blog with David Moon, the blogger behind Maryland Juice.
The special session. Ike Leggett's future. Doug Duncan's future. Presidential politics. Gubernatorial politics. It's an exciting time for Maryland. Join us at 2 p.m. Friday where Patch editors and Maryland Juice's David Moon discuss Free State politics. What topics should we cover? Let us know in the comments ...
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
In final hours of 6th District primary, Delaney, Garagiola and Pooran cross paths in Rockville.
Near the end of a contentious, expensive campaign, three contenders for the Democratic nomination for Maryland’s 6th Congressional District took time to pose for a photo. At the request of a campaign volunteer, John Delaney, Robert J. Garagiola and Milad Pooran took a break from greeting a steady flow of voters at Robert Frost Middle School in Rockville early Tuesday evening and stood shoulder to shoulder. The three men said they heard similar concerns from voters on the campaign trail, especially about the need for jobs. But each also discussed how the campaign played out in terms of the criticism that two of the candidates lobbed at each other. “Unfortunately the media has focused on the mudslinging more than on the issues and …
Check here for the latest results.
As Maryland Republicans choose a presidential candidate, Democrats and Republicans will be choosing candidates for a redrawn 6th Congressional District. Check this live blogging session for up to the minute results.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Democratic disagreements few heading into April 3 primary.
The five Democrats who want to serve the 6th congressional district largely agreed on issues at a candidate forum in Gaithersburg on Sunday afternoon. "Our policies are the same, but our perspective is not," said Ron Little, an anti-trust attorney who lives in Gaithersburg. Laslo Boyd, political consultant and columnist for The Gazette, offered questions from the audience. Little, former public defender Charles Bailey, business executive John Delaney, Sen. Rob Garagiola, and Dr. Milad Pooran, an AIDS researcher at the National Institutes of Health, face off in the April 3 primary. The winner faces the Republican nominee on Nov. 6. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, a Republican from Buckeystown, has represented the 6th district since 1992. He faces …