Former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announced a run for his old Ward 7 Council seat. The Supreme Court won't challenge Virginia’s newly drawn Congressional districts. And Maryland’s former governor Martin O'Malley drops out of the presidential race.
As part of an effort to increase voter turnout, Montgomery County lawmakers are looking at introducing ranked choice voting for rare instances when there is a special election for certain countywide positions.
D.C.’s Public Service Commission revisits a possible Exelon-Pepco merger. Local election officials in Prince William County debate the possibility of election fraud. And the trial of officers in the Freddie Gray case begins in Baltimore.
Since Prohibition, Montgomery County has held the purse strings on liquor sales, meaning the county sells every drink from beer to bourbon to local bars and restaurants. But local business owners are pushing back from the system and county officials are holding out for alternatives.
Special-interest money poured into General Assembly elections across Virginia this year, as outside groups tried to influence races in several key districts. The glut of advertisements had mixed results, but experts say the tactics won't end anytime soon.
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