Leggett endorses Miller in 6th District congressional race

State Del. Aruna Miller has secured the support of Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett in her bid for the 6th District congressional seat. Miller's campaign announced Monday Leggett endorsed the Darnestown Democrat in the race in which she's facing off against Democratic competitors including Total Wine & More co-owner David Trone and state Sen. Roger Manno (D-Silver Spring). (Bethesda)

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Goucher poll: Republican Hogan maintains high approval as Maryland race for governor nears

Gov. Larry Hogan continues to have strong approval ratings from Marylanders as he heads into his re-election effort, according to the latest Goucher Poll. Sixty-one percent of Marylanders approve of the job Hogan is doing as governor, according to a poll of 800 adults taken last week. Of those polled, 18 percent disapproved of Hogan and 19 percent didn’t know. (Balt. Sun)

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Parkland school shooting has led advocates to push for gun control measures like existing Maryland laws

With survivors of the Feb. 14 mass shooting in Parkland, Fla. — which killed 17 — and other advocates calling for Congress to take action to prevent future school shootings, gun laws like Maryland’s are being debated on a national scale. Maryland, which already had tough gun laws compared with many other states, in 2013 became one of a few states that passed even stricter laws regulating firearms after the December 2012 massacre of 26 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. (Balt. Sun)

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Annapolis Democrat Rea to challenge Sarbanes again for House seat

Annapolis Democrat John Rea will challenge incumbent Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Baltimore County, for the party's nomination for the state's 3rd District seat in the House of Representatives. Rea has run for various public offices for more than two decades, running for Congress as far back as 1996. He lost in 2016's Democratic primary election to Sarbanes by nearly a 10-to-1 margin. (Capital)

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Jason Buckel files for re-election

Del. Jason Buckel, who has represented Allegany County in the Maryland House of Delegates since 2014, has formally filed for re-election. Buckel, a LaVale resident and local attorney, serves as the managing member of Buckel, Levasseur, and Pillai, LLC. The firm has offices in Cumberland and Hagerstown. (Times-News)

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Governor submits boards, commissions appointments to Senate

Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday submitted 160 appointments to the Maryland State Senate. Secretary of Appointments Chris Cavey presented Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller with the names of the “Green Bag” nominees. This year’s “Green Bag” includes appointment nominations for more than 70 different boards and commissions. (Daily Times)

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Frederick County Executive Gardner announces re-election campaign

County Executive Jan Gardner (D) said she is running for re-election to keep the county on course. Gardner kicked off her re-election campaign Monday at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center. She was running for re-election, she said, for the opportunity to continue pursuing her priorities on issues such as education and the economy. She touted the fact that the county had earned and maintained a AAA credit rating for three years under her watch. (News-Post)

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Cline wants to bring Washington County 'back into focus'

Seeking a third term on the Washington County Board of Commissioners, Republican Jeff Cline said Monday he wants to "bring the county back into focus and back into business." Education, infrastructure, public safety, and tourism are important issues and economic development is a key for revenue to cover those costs, said Cline, 61, of Williamsport. (Herald-Mail)

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