'Not authorized' signs targeting 3 Republicans pop up in Arnold and Severna Park

Blue-and-white campaign signs sprinkled between Arnold and Severna Park lay out a few moral complaints about Republican candidates in county and state elections — but the person who paid for and placed them might not be on the moral high ground. The handful of signs read “Peroutka = White Supremacy, Leopold = Convict and McConkey = Disbarred, We deserve better leaders, do your research, vote November 6.” The bottom of the sign is labeled with: “Not authorized by any opponent.” Because of this, the person or people behind them might be breaking Maryland election laws. (Capital)

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Forum to include 4 Republicans, 1 Democrat candidate for House of Delegates, District 5

Three seats are up for election representing District 5 in the Maryland House of Delegates, with five candidates — including all three incumbents — vying for them. Four Republicans, including incumbent Dels. Susan Krebs, April Rose and Haven Shoemaker, and newcomer David Ellin, are seeking the party’s nomination in June’s primary to move on to the General Election in November. The top three vote-getters in the Republican primary move on, where they will face a challenge from Emily Shank, the lone Democrat running for a District 5 seat in the House, in the general election. (Carr. Co. Times)

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Governor, cabinet members tour Howard County

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and members of his cabinet kicked off today’s tour of Howard County, with visits scheduled to county businesses and institutions, on a somber note. The morning was overshadowed by the sudden death of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford opened the morning’s regional cabinet meeting, at the Miller Branch Library in Ellicott City, with a moment of silence for the longtime politician and Democratic gubernatorial candidate. (Columbia Flier)

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May 10 // Baltimore County Executive, Democratic candidate for governor Kevin Kamenetz dies

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz — a Democratic candidate for governor and a fixture in state and local politics for nearly a quarter century — died Thursday morning of cardiac arrest, officials said. Baltimore County police issued a statement saying that Kamenetz, 60, had been transported by ambulance early this morning to University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center where he was declared dead of a cardiac arrest. (Balt. Sun)

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Officials react to death of Kevin Kamenetz, Baltimore County executive and candidate for governor

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz — a Democratic candidate for governor and a fixture in state politics for nearly a quarter century — died Thursday morning of cardiac arrest, officials said. Here's how local political figures were reacting. (Balt. Sun)

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Ivan Bates, Thiru Vignarajah debate at Baltimore state's attorney forum despite Marilyn Mosby's absence

The two candidates seeking to defeat Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby in next month’s primary election faced off against each other Wednesday night for the first time in the Democratic campaign. Ivan Bates and Thiru Vignarajah took seats on either side of an empty chair with Mosby’s name on it as they discussed their strategies at a forum sponsored by the nonprofit Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance at Peabody Heights Brewery. (Balt. Sun)

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Baltimore County councilwoman wants to expand gun laws, limiting teens' access

A Baltimore County councilwoman has introduced legislation she says is intended to prevent teens from getting their hands on guns. Vicki Almond, a Reisterstown Democrat who is running for county executive, wants to prohibit people from having loaded firearms in a place where an unsupervised minor under age 18 could get access to them. (Balt. Sun)

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On government forms, Md. gubernatorial candidate said she lived in D.C.

Four years before entering the Maryland governor's race, Democrat Krishanti Vignarajah got a letter from the D.C. Board of Elections. The board had information suggesting Vignarajah was registered to vote in Maryland, the letter said. "However, our records indicate that you reside, and are registered to vote, at the address indicated below" — a co-op unit at the Chastleton, a 1920s-era midrise near Dupont Circle. Vignarajah could have checked a box to indicate she did not reside in the District. Instead, on Feb. 20, 2014, she checked the box that said: “I currently reside at the address below, as indicated in the Board’s records.” Then she signed her name. (Wash. Post)

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