Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Associated Press called for incumbent Ben Cardin to win re-election minutes after the polls closed in Maryland.
Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin won re-election to the U.S. Senate, defeating Republican Dan Bongino and independent Rob Sobhani. Cardin received 53 percent of the vote, while Bongino had 28 percent and Sobhani had 17 percent just before midnight on Tuesday. Cardin celebrated his re-election with other prominent Democrats at a lounge in M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. In his victory speech, Cardin praised GOP candidate Bongino for running a clean campaign, while saying Sobhani did not. Sobhani, who had previously run as a Republican, reportedly spent more than $4 million to run as an independent and was criticized recently for his last-minute robocalls to potential voters. “I gained a great deal of respect for Dan Bongino,” Cardin said. Bongino…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Poll here close at 8 p.m., but swing states end voting as early as 7 p.m. local time.
Maryland voters have until 8 p.m. to cast their Election 2012 ballots, but voting in other key swing states ends an hour earlier, and exit polling could provide an early indication of whether President Obama or Mitt Romney wins the White House. The earliest key state to watch for is Virginia, where polls close at 7 p.m. Voting ends 30 minutes later in swing states Ohio and North Carolina. At 7 p.m. swing states Florida, Pennslvania and New Hampshire close their polls. The final two swing states, Nevada and Iowa, close at 10 p.m. EST.
Monday, November 5, 2012
The Republican candidate for Maryland's Senate says the Independent made unattributed robocalls disparaging him.
The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Maryland is accusing the Independent candidate of violating federal election law by sending out robocalls on Sunday night that didn't include a campaign disclaimer. The call, which was recorded and uploaded to Youtube by a staffer for Republican Dan Bongino, asserts that Rob Sobhani supports making English the country's official language. Bongino said this claim was false. Also, the caller claims Sobhani is the real conservative alternative to incumbent Democract Sen. Ben Cardin, another claim that Bongino disputes. "That's not only unethical, that's a clear criminal offense," Bongino said. "Unfortunately, you have the right to be dishonest in politics, but you don't have the right to be …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
What does Maryland think?
Update, 10:50 p.m.: Vice President Joe Biden's use of "malarkey" or his famous smirk (@BidenSmirk) may have taken some of the attention during Thursday night's vice presidential debate, but many called the showdown between Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan a substantive exchange on policy. Several news outlets called Biden's performance "dominant" in what was a highly anticipated face-off between two experienced Washington politicians out to defend their running mates' policies. Some of the credit for the effective give and take went to moderator Martha Raddatz, an ABC News correspondent who asked tough questions and attempted to stick to time limits. Raddatz asked the candidates about their stances on the economy, unemployment, healthcare and …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
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While some slackers lie on the beach this summer, the rest of us are gearing up for November. If you've got something to say about national or local politics, Patch can make you a star. Well, we can at least give you a platform. The celebrity part is mostly up to you. Catonsville Patch is the home of all your favorite news and local information, and we also feature the best opinionated voices around. Why shouldn't yours be one of them? We're looking specifically right now for the politically engaged. Whether it's through being a regular voter, a political junkie or political strategist, we welcome bloggers of all political stripes. If you're a politician, we're an equal opportunity blog platform, so you're invited as well. See an opponent …