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News Archive - November 3, 2010

O'Malley Wins Re-Election

In Maryland, Gov. Martin O'Malley has been elected to a second term in office.

A visibly moved O'Malley took the stage to raucous cheers, after which he thanked his family, supporters and the countless number of Democratic politicians who joined him onstage. One name he never mentioned: his...

WAMU Reporter Round Table: Election Results

Republicans make gains in Virginia, while one race remains in the balance. Maryland's Democratic governor holds on for a second term. What does it all mean for the District?

WAMU's Maryland reporter Matt Bush, Virginia reporter Jonathan Wilson, and D.C. reporter Patrick Madden have the late...

Maryland Election Results

U.S. SENATE

1,810 of 1,833 precincts - 99 percent reporting

Barbara Mikulski, Dem. (incumbent), 1,052,032 votes - 62 percent

Eric Wargotz, GOP, 614,340 votes - 36 percent

Kenniss Henry, Grn., 19,225 votes - 1 percent

Richard Shawver, CST, 13,720 votes - 1 percent

...

District Election Wrap-Up

More than 20 percent of the votes for the mayor's race were cast for write-in candidates. The board of elections is not going to say who was scratched in, but there was an energetic in the final weeks of the campaign to write in the current mayor, Adrian Fenty, who lost to Gray in the primary....

Maryland Constitutional Convention Remains In Question

Maryland's constitutional convention ballot question appears to be short of the support needed to hold a convention so far, but the question remains unclear with tens of thousands of absentee and provisional ballots still to be counted.

With nearly all precincts reporting on Wednesday, almo...

Coons Win Marks End Of Highly Publicized Delaware Senate Race

Democrat Chris Coons' strong victory over Tea Party-backed Republican Christine O'Donnell could be looked at as a small victory in an otherwise tough night for the Democratic party.

At Rehoboth Beach's Dogfish Head Brewery last night, all eyes were on the television in anticipation of the r...

Ehrlich Moves On After Election Loss

Republican gubernatorial challenger Bob Ehrlich lost to Governor Martin O’Malley last night.

During his concession speech, Ehrlich said his future plans include building up his law firm, spending more time with his family and doing charity work.

“I’m really disappointed, obviously, be...

D.C. Election Results

U.S. DELEGATE

143 of 143 precincts - 100 percent reporting

Eleanor Holmes Norton, Dem. (incumbent), 109,390 votes - 90 percent

Missy Reilly Smith, GOP, 7,385 votes - 6 percent

Rick Tingling-Clemmons, DCG, 4,115 votes - 3 percent

Queen Noble, Ind., 719 votes - 1 perce...

Connolly's Lead Widens After Malfunctioning Machines Are Examined

In Northern Virginia's 11th Congressional District election administrators have finished retrieving votes from the two machines malfunctioned last night--and the results show Democratic Congressman Gerry Connolly expanding his slim margin over Republican challenger Keith Fimian.

Connolly wo...

Gray Says He Will Meet With Obama, GOP House Leaders

Vincent Gray, in his first press conference as mayor-elect, talked about two upcoming meetings: one with President Barack Obama--the two will have lunch in early December--and Gray says he will also reach out across the aisle to Republican House leaders, who now control the Congressional subcommi...

Art Beat: Wednesday, Nov. 3

"Art Beat" with Sabri Ben-Achour

(Nov. 3-February 13) HIDE AND SEEK DIFFERENCE AND DESIRE Washington’s National Portrait Gallery wanders into uncharted territory with its latest collection. Hide and Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture tells the tale of America through its di...

O'Malley Wins Re-Election

In Maryland, Gov. Martin O'Malley has been elected to a second term in office.

A visibly moved O'Malley took the stage to raucous cheers, after which he thanked his family, supporters and the countless number of Democratic politicians who joined him onstage. One name he never mentioned: his...

Gubernatorial Challenger Bob Ehrlich Gives Optimistic Concession Speech

Republican gubernatorial challenger Bob Ehrlich, who lost to Maryland Governor O'Malley, says the defeat means that he will now focus his energies on something besides politics.

During Ehrlich’s concession speech, he told a crowd of supporters that he was raised to fight and raised to compe...

Maryland Election Results

U.S. SENATE

1,810 of 1,833 precincts - 99 percent reporting

Barbara Mikulski, Dem. (incumbent), 1,052,032 votes - 62 percent

Eric Wargotz, GOP, 614,340 votes - 36 percent

Kenniss Henry, Grn., 19,225 votes - 1 percent

Richard Shawver, CST, 13,720 votes - 1 percent

...

Md. Attorney General Investigates Voter Suppression

Polls didn't close in Maryland until 8 p.m. on Tuesday. But around 6 p.m. Democratic voters started receiving robocalls from a D.C. area code telling them everything was OK and that no more action--like actual voting--was necessary.

The attorney general's office has this copy of the call: "...

Maryland Constitutional Convention Remains In Question

Maryland's constitutional convention ballot question appears to be short of the support needed to hold a convention so far, but the question remains unclear with tens of thousands of absentee and provisional ballots still to be counted.

With nearly all precincts reporting on Wednesday, almo...

Moran Says Democrats Are Ready To Fight

With Republicans taking control of the House, Virginia Representative Jim Moran will lose his position as chairman of the appropriations committee overseeing the Interior Department. But the congressman says he and other Democrats are prepared for battle against the new House leadership.

"W...

Ehrlich Moves On After Election Loss

Republican gubernatorial challenger Bob Ehrlich lost to Governor Martin O’Malley last night.

During his concession speech, Ehrlich said his future plans include building up his law firm, spending more time with his family and doing charity work.

“I’m really disappointed, obviously, be...

WAMU Reporter Round Table: Election Results

Republicans make gains in Virginia, while one race remains in the balance. Maryland's Democratic governor holds on for a second term. What does it all mean for the District?

WAMU's Maryland reporter Matt Bush, Virginia reporter Jonathan Wilson, and D.C. reporter Patrick Madden have the late...

Connolly's Lead Widens After Malfunctioning Machines Are Examined

In Northern Virginia's 11th Congressional District election administrators have finished retrieving votes from the two machines malfunctioned last night--and the results show Democratic Congressman Gerry Connolly expanding his slim margin over Republican challenger Keith Fimian.

Connolly wo...

Gray Says He Will Meet With Obama, GOP House Leaders

Vincent Gray, in his first press conference as mayor-elect, talked about two upcoming meetings: one with President Barack Obama--the two will have lunch in early December--and Gray says he will also reach out across the aisle to Republican House leaders, who now control the Congressional subcommi...

Latest Virginia Regional News

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The Outlaws motorcycle gang racketeering trial in Richmond enters a fourth day of jury deliberations in Richmond. Outlaws national president Jack Rosga of Milwaukee and three of his associates are accused of participating in a criminal enterprise responsible for an array of vio...

D.C. Delegate Speaks With WAMU About The District's Future

The balance of power in the House has shifted to the right after Republicans swept many elections last night across the country and locally. It could mean a change of priorities for the District. Congress can have a major impact on D.C. laws and finances through its oversight role.

D.C.'s D...

Anne Arundel Vote Deals Blow To Md. Horse Racing

The approval of Question A in Anne Arundel County--a ballot measure allowing slot machines at Arundel Mills Mall--may have dealt the final death blow to Maryland's horse racing industry.

A group of people gathered at Laurel Park Race Track to watch the returns come in and Chef Demetrius Wil...

Gubernatorial Challenger Bob Ehrlich Gives Optimistic Concession Speech

Republican gubernatorial challenger Bob Ehrlich, who lost to Maryland Governor O'Malley, says the defeat means that he will now focus his energies on something besides politics.

During Ehrlich’s concession speech, he told a crowd of supporters that he was raised to fight and raised to compe...

Virginia Election Results

U.S. HOUSE DISTRICT 2

156 of 156 precincts - 100 percent reporting

Scott Rigell, GOP, 88,007 votes - 53 percent

Glenn Nye, Dem. (incumbent), 70,306 votes - 42 percent

Kenny Golden, Ind., 7,158 votes - 4 percent

U.S. HOUSE DISTRICT 5

286 of 286 precincts - 100 p...

Md. Attorney General Investigates Voter Suppression

Polls didn't close in Maryland until 8 p.m. on Tuesday. But around 6 p.m. Democratic voters started receiving robocalls from a D.C. area code telling them everything was OK and that no more action--like actual voting--was necessary.

The attorney general's office has this copy of the call: "...

Maryland Measure On Ambulance Fees Trails Behind

Initial results indicate a ballot measure to pass ambulance fees onto residents has failed in Montgomery County, Md.

Currently the measure is down by more than 19,000 votes. It would pass the fee for ambulance services on to the insurance companies of residents.

More than 34,000 ballo...

Latest Maryland Regional News

BALTIMORE (AP) Democratic incumbent Gov. O'Malley has won a second term in a rematch with Republican former Gov. Robert Ehrlich. The race featured negative advertising and sniping debates between Maryland's two biggest political rivals.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Republican Robert Ehrlich has conc...

O'Malley Sees Tough Times Ahead

Democrats in Maryland had a good night at the polls, unlike their colleagues across the country.

On a stage full of Democratic lawmakers who won re-election, O'Malley thanked each of them for helping him do the same. But O'Malley was quick to add the difficult times the state faces won't be...

WAMU Reporter Round Table: Election Results

Republicans make gains in Virginia, while one race remains in the balance. Maryland's Democratic governor holds on for a second term. What does it all mean for the District?

WAMU's Maryland reporter Matt Bush, Virginia reporter Jonathan Wilson, and D.C. reporter Patrick Madden have the late...

Latest D.C. Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) Authorities are investigating a fire that killed a woman at a senior living center in southwest Washington. A D.C. fire department spokesman says the apartment fire is believed to be accidental and may have been ignited by discarded smoking materials or motorized, electrical compo...

D.C. Debates A New Definition Of Attorney General

The debate over the amendment boiled down to this: Should the attorney general continue to be a position appointed by the mayor, therefore free from the burdens of campaigning and fundraising, or would making the AG more directly accountable to voters make the position more independent from the e...

D.C. Delegate Speaks With WAMU About The District's Future

The balance of power in the House has shifted to the right after Republicans swept many elections last night across the country and locally. It could mean a change of priorities for the District. Congress can have a major impact on D.C. laws and finances through its oversight role.

D.C.'s D...

Coons Win Marks End Of Highly Publicized Delaware Senate Race

Democrat Chris Coons' strong victory over Tea Party-backed Republican Christine O'Donnell could be looked at as a small victory in an otherwise tough night for the Democratic party.

At Rehoboth Beach's Dogfish Head Brewery last night, all eyes were on the television in anticipation of the r...

Connolly Claims Victory, Fimian Not Ready To Concede In Tight Race

UPDATE: Connolly's lead widens after malfunctioning machines are examined.

In Virginia's 11th congressional district this morning, election administrators are examining two voting machines that malfunctioned yesterday in the race between incumbent Democrat Gerry Connolly and Republican chal...

Virginia Election Results

U.S. HOUSE DISTRICT 2

156 of 156 precincts - 100 percent reporting

Scott Rigell, GOP, 88,007 votes - 53 percent

Glenn Nye, Dem. (incumbent), 70,306 votes - 42 percent

Kenny Golden, Ind., 7,158 votes - 4 percent

U.S. HOUSE DISTRICT 5

286 of 286 precincts - 100 p...

Connolly's Lead Widens After Malfunctioning Machines Are Examined

In Northern Virginia's 11th Congressional District election administrators have finished retrieving votes from the two machines malfunctioned last night--and the results show Democratic Congressman Gerry Connolly expanding his slim margin over Republican challenger Keith Fimian.

Connolly wo...

Gray Says He Will Meet With Obama, GOP House Leaders

Vincent Gray, in his first press conference as mayor-elect, talked about two upcoming meetings: one with President Barack Obama--the two will have lunch in early December--and Gray says he will also reach out across the aisle to Republican House leaders, who now control the Congressional subcommi...

Baker Focuses On Taking Office

In Maryland, Prince George's County's new executive-elect will have little time to savor his victory.

Rushern Baker received plenty of hugs and handshakes congratulating him on his victory at the Democratic election night party in Baltimore. But in just a month, he will take office. And tha...