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Ovetta Wiggins
Reporter for The Washington Post, covering MD politics. Got a story? DM or ovetta.wiggins@washpost.com Retweets are not endorsements
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Ovetta Wiggins retweeted
Arelis R. Hernández 4h
., who has been friends w/ for many years, headlines campaign event HQ supporting for MD governor. Primary is next Tuesday.
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Maryland Matters 7h
. appoints Jason Stanek, a former staffer at the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, to be chairman of the .
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Robert McCartney 11h
Here’s our in-depth takeout on how Ben Jealous has assembled a broad, well-funded left-wing coalition that could make him that rare insurgent who defeats an establishment-backed rival for gubernatorial nomination.
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Fenit Nirappil 11h
Ben Jealous vs. Rushern Baker for rings of Sanders vs. Clinton. Except Jealous has more cash and more union support via &
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Pro-Jealous super PAC launches anti-Baker attack ads that focus on education in Prince George’s (via ⁦⁩)
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Ben Jealous releases tax returns. No response from Vignarajah and Hogan. Baker has previously said he doesn’t plan to release his because his financial disclosures from running for office are enough (via ⁦⁩)
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Erin Cox Jun 19
With one exception, The Sun endorsed young progressives over established veterans. The exception: Senate EHE Chair Joan Carter Conway. "Baltimore needs someone who can stand toe to toe with Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller."
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Jonathan O'Connell Jun 19
Last week the head of Amazon's HQ2 search team emailed finalist jurisdictions reassuring them that "all candidate locations in our list of 20 are still in the running and being considered." No new info on timeline -- Amazon still plans decision this year.
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Luke Broadwater Jun 18
After Day 5 of early voting, nearly 110,000 Marylanders have cast ballots in the primary election. This marks a 54% increase over 2014, when about 71,150 Marylanders cast ballots during the first five days of early voting.
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Ovetta Wiggins Jun 19
Joins other governors in *NOT using resources at the border.
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Ovetta Wiggins Jun 19
Maryland governor vows not to deploy National Guard resources to border in protest of family separations
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Ovetta Wiggins Jun 19
Hogan joins other governors in using National Guard resources at the border. The issue was becoming part of the campaign. Madaleno, Jealous and the state Democratic Party called on Hogan to take action
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Ovetta Wiggins Jun 18
Replying to @DebbiWilgoren
Definitely the biggest and most energetic crowd of the Dem primary
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Ovetta Wiggins Jun 18
⁩ asks the crowd if they are “ready for a revolution?” Crowd of more than 500 people roars. He says the vote is expected to be close and calls on the crowd to tell their friends to vote for Jealous
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Ovetta Wiggins Jun 18
Del. Wilkins rattles off Jealous’ agenda for healthcare and education. Loudest cheer comes when she says “immigrants will be welcome in our state.”
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Ovetta Wiggins Jun 18
Half hour before the start of the Bernie Sanders rally. Susan Turnbull says “it’s hot out here. But we have nurses,” hinting at Jealous’ endorsement.
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Ovetta Wiggins Jun 18
Outside an early voting center in Silver Spring. It’s dizzying.
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Robert Barnes Jun 18
And Supreme Court rules against Maryland challengers of partisan gerrymandering. In two cases, court has not decided when courts may find partisan gerrymandering goes so far as to be unconstitutional.
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Robert McCartney Jun 17
Montgomery County voters — Today’s Metro section devotes two full pages to six profiles of candidates for County Executive, all by same reporter, . (Jennifer, you deserve a nap...)
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Ovetta Wiggins Jun 17
Replying to @cherylwt
Congratulations Cheryl!
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