Two new members of the D.C. Council will be elected in April.
The coming special election to fill the D.C. Council seat of Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser will be the first to test restrictive new campaign finance laws passed by D.C. officials last year.
The District of Columbia’s last appointed attorney general is resigning to pave the way for its first elected attorney general to take over.
Republican Larry Hogan is pledging to put together a bipartisan administration after winning the Maryland governor’s race.
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Republican Larry Hogan defeated Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in a significant upset in a state where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1. The campaign was characterized by negative television ads and aggressive debates.
About 8.3 percent of eligible voters in Maryland have cast ballots during eight days of early voting.
The balance of power in the U.S. House of Representatives is tipping mightily toward Republicans, and while it’s leaving that way in the 10th District of Northern Virginia, a wide open seat is not necessarily considered a slam dunk.
Maryland Democrats are reminding voters of their rights ahead of the Nov. 4 election and have set up a hotline to respond to any problems at the polls.
Mayor Vincent Gray says an upside-down District of Columbia flag printed on the cover of the city’s voter guide was a “complete fiasco.”