Officials in two Maryland counties are starting a public education campaign on the new voting machines to be used for next year's election. The hope is that they'll go to good use, given the presidential race and some hotly contested congressional seats.
The next elections in Montgomery County aren't for a few years yet, but already would-be candidates can get insight into how to use the county's new public financing system for elections at a forum tonight.
Sen. Barbara Mikulski hasn't made any plans yet for what she'll be doing in 2017. Meanwhile, Maryland's Republicans see an opportunity, and Democrats see a chance to reassert their dominance in the state.
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