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Eastern Shore Delegate Has An Eye On The State Senate

Voters in Maryland may not be thinking about the 2014 election just yet, but some politicians have already announced plans to join the race.

Mike McDermott is the current Republican delegate on the lower eastern shore of Maryland.

He’s a longtime police officer, and the former mayor of Pocomoke City.

McDermott announced this week that he will be running for state senate, most likely against current Democratic state senator Jim Mathias, who is also a former delegate and a former Eastern Shore mayor.

And while the two politicians may have taken similar paths, McDermott believes his ideals are much more in line with the majority of folks here on the Eastern Shore, and he’s confident he can win.

The matchup could shine a spotlight on the Eastern Shore's political makeup.

The race pits a staunchly republican candidate against a self-proclaimed conservative Democrat, one who represents a district where more than 40 percent of registered voters are Republicans.

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Your Turn: Sexual Assault, Nate Parker And More

Director Nate Parker's college rape case is resurfacing and putting off would-be fans of his highly anticipated film "The Birth of a Nation." What do Washingtonians think?

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Minnesota Cracks Down On Neonic Pesticides, Promising Aid To Bees

Minnesota's governor has ordered new restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been blamed for killing bees. Many details of the plan, however, remain to be worked out.
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Donald Trump’s Immigration Plan And His Visit To Mexico

Donald Trump lays out a plan for immigration after a meeting with Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto. An update on the Republican presidential nominee’s proposals on immigration, illegal drugs and trade.

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Results From Congressional Primary Races And New Concerns About Hacks Into State Voting Systems

Join us to discuss results from primary challenges to Republican Senator John McCain, Democratic Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz and others and new concerns possible Russian hackers breaking into U.S. state voting systems.

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