After Weeks of Uncertainty, Washington Declares Victory

By Matthew Ritchie,  Special to the AFRO The tightest contest of the Maryland State Senate has finally come to a close. On July 6, weeks after the official primary election voting ended, Del. Mary Washington claimed...

MVA Confident Voters Affected by Error Less than Announced

The Associated Press The head of Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration says she's confident the number of voters affected by a programming error will be less than the nearly 80,000 announced the day before the primary. The...

Mosby Rolls to Re-Election, But Faces Challenges Ahead

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby withstood the aggressive charge of two opponents in a highly contentious battle to win re-election by more than 20 points over her nearest rival. With...

McCray’s Upset of Longtime Del. McFadden Ushers in New Era

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Del. Cory McCray rode an aggressive, some would say insurgent, campaign to a decisive victory over Sen. Nathaniel McFadden, the venerable East Baltimore politician who has represented the 45th...

Veteran Baltimore Senators Fall to Insurgent Challengers

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Three incumbent Baltimore City Senators, including two of the most powerful in the Senate, were defeated in the Democratic primary June 26, signaling for many a seismic shift in the...

Will Baker or Jealous Be Able to Defeat Hogan?

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] With less than a week before the Democratic primary on June 26, there are still eight candidates left who are vying for the nomination and the opportunity to take on...

Baltimore’s Faith Leaders Urge Souls To The Polls

Churches and houses of worship from all over Baltimore will urge civic participation among their members with the Souls To The Polls rally June 17. Over 20 clergy members have participated in the non-partisan, grassroots...

Mosby Picks Up Endorsements of Faith Leaders and Lawyers

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore City State’s Attorney, recently picked up the endorsements of prominent lawyers and faith leaders in her campaign to be re-elected. Mosby, her surrogates and an opponent in the...

Final Televised Gubernatorial Debate

All nine candidates vying for the Democratic nomination and the opportunity to face Gov. Larry Hogan in the General Election in November, debated for the last time before early voting begins on June 14....

Baltimore State’s Attorney Race Bitter to the End

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Baltimore State’s Attorney three Democratic candidates argued their cases on the WOLB’s “The Larry Young Show” June 13, the eve of early voting in Baltimore. Young, who has questioned...

Baker, Jealous Emerge from Pack of Candidates

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Just a couple of weeks before the Democratic primary June 26, Rushern Baker, Prince George’s County Executive and Ben Jealous, former President and CEO of the NAACP have both emerged...

Race For the 41st Unearths Old Political Grudges

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO A series of legal maneuvers to keep a controversial candidate on the ballot in a key state senate race is raising questions. The 41st District showdown pits former State Del....

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