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  • Best Politician

    A fresh-faced, 31-year-old Democratic former teacher from Montgomery County named Bill Ferguson made history in 2010, beating a political institution—George Della Jr., the scion of a political family who’d been in local elected offices since...
  • Best Exploitation of a Surname

    Trading on name recognition, legitimately or otherwise, is the oldest and most reliable tactic in the electoral playbook. Locally (for example), candidates named Curran, Conway, and Mitchell have always enjoyed a head start, even though they don’t...
  • Best Display of Chutzpah

    Julius Henson is a political scoundrel for the history books. Having served many years as a ruthless campaign aide for Democratic candidates including, notably, his intimate pal, City Comptroller Joan Pratt, Henson in 2010 hired out to former Republican...
  • Best Conaway

    What political family is more up in your Baltimore City life than the Conaways? Their campaign posters are plastered on vacants across the city, not to mention all over the Conaway home on Liberty Heights Avenue. Hell, if you got married here, Frank...
  • Baltimore City sheriff candidate David Wiggins wigs out over Ray Rice domestic violence

    Baltimore City sheriff candidate David Wiggins wigs out over Ray Rice domestic violence
    David Anthony Wiggins likes to put a "©" after his name, but he might not want to copyright his latest posts about the Ray Rice story that erupted this week, after TMZ posted video of the Ravens player knocking his then-fiancee, Janay Rice, unconscious in...
  • Wandering Eye: Neverdon loses bid to get back on ballot, fear of the Black Guerrilla Family, pop-ups in the BBJ, and more

    Wandering Eye: Neverdon loses bid to get back on ballot, fear of the Black Guerrilla Family, pop-ups in the BBJ, and more
    Baltimore State’s Attorney candidate Russell Neverdon suffered another setback yesterday when a judge ruled that he had not collected enough signatures to get on the November ballot. As The Sun reports, Circuit Court Judge Martin P. Welch found that...
  • O'Malley's Reddit appearance goes about as well as expected

    O'Malley's Reddit appearance goes about as well as expected
    [caption id="attachment_21523" align="alignleft" width="300"] O'Malley's AMA: Not pretty[/caption] Governor Martin O'Malley followed the well-trod path to Presidential Viability this morning with an "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) on the highly-relevant web...
  • Mainstream Extremism

    Mainstream Extremism
    Anne Arundel County’s Fifth Councilmanic District is the whitest, most-educated, and richest of the county’s seven districts, and its voters lean heavily in favor of Republicans. If that pattern holds true in November’s general...
  • From a small slice of Maryland, Michael Peroutka seeks to mainstream extremism

    From a small slice of Maryland, Michael Peroutka seeks to mainstream extremism
    Anne Arundel County's Fifth Councilmanic District is the whitest, most educated, and richest of the county's seven districts, and its voters lean heavily in favor of Republicans. If that pattern holds true in November's general election for the council...
  • Could Mizeur Be the Brat of the Left?

    As everybody knows, Tea Party-backed candidate Dave Brat beat House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Republican Congressional primary in Virgina, marking one of the biggest political upsets in history. (My favorite tweet on the matter, from Mother Jones...
  • The back story on Michael Peroutka, the Maryland GOP candidate with secessionist ties

    The back story on Michael Peroutka, the Maryland GOP candidate with secessionist ties
    When the GOP's candidate for Anne Arundel County's Fifth Councilmanic District, Michael Anthony Peroutka, was running as the Constitution Party's candidate for U.S. president in 2004, City Paper published my 6,000-word profile of him. The piece was...
  • Checking in with Heather Mizeur on her frantic final push to election day

    Checking in with Heather Mizeur on her frantic final push to election day
    Heather Mizeur at Spro in Hampden. Notice the empty coffee cup. (Photo by J.M. Giordano)[/caption] Early voting has ended and all that's left in the primaries is Election Day on Tuesday, June 24th. City Paper caught up with upstart Democratic candidate...