(CNN) – President Barack Obama clinched the Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday by winning primaries in the District of Columbia and Maryland, CNN projects.
He has now surpassed the 2,778 delegate-threshold needed to secure his party's nod. For more information, click here.
Washington (CNN) – Mitt Romney will win Tuesday's Republican primary in Maryland, CNN projects.
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(CNN) – As voters in Wisconsin, Maryland, and the District of Columbia prepare to cast ballots on Tuesday, Rick Santorum would not say in an interview on CNN's "John King, USA," if this is his last stand.
"My epitaph has been written many, many times throughout the course of this campaign," he said. "So I'm just going to take it a day at a time and we're going to keep working very, very hard and go out and articulate the principles that I think will win this election in the fall."
Annapolis, Maryland (CNN) – On Tuesday, Newt Gingrich reiterated a date when he might potentially drop out of the presidential race. But the candidate's stance came with one major condition.
Romney has to clinch.
Arbutus, Maryland (CNN) – Mitt Romney promised Wednesday that he would not change his positions if he wins the Republican presidential nomination, hours after a top adviser compared the general election to an Etch A Sketch toy and claimed that Romney can "shake it up" and "start all over again" in the fall.
That remark - uttered by longtime Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom on CNN Wednesday morning - was pounced on by the Obama campaign and Romney's GOP rivals, who called it another sign of Romney's willingness to change his positions for political gain.
New York (CNN) – As Mitt Romney's allies hope Illinois hands their candidate a major victory, the super PAC backing his Republican nomination bid, Restore Our Future, is investing more in future contests.
The super PAC made its first purchase in Maryland for spots beginning this week. It bought $456,862 worth of broadcast and cable time there and also purchased $47,395 of additional time in Wisconsin bringing its total there to $1,319,025. Both of those states vote in two weeks on April 3rd. Romney campaigns in Maryland on Wednesday.
Washington (CNN)- Not long ago, he was willing to give his life to protect President Barack Obama, as a Secret Service agent on the presidential protection detail. But last month, Daniel Bongino quit his job as an agent ready to take a bullet for the president, to become a potential political adversary.
Bongino announced last week he is running for the Republican nomination in next year's Senate race in Maryland.
(CNN) - Former Maryland Gov. William Donald Schaefer died Monday, current Gov. Martin O'Malley said in a statement. He was 89.
Schaefer, a Democrat, served Maryland for eight years as comptroller of the state, 15 years as mayor of Baltimore from 1971 to 1986 and eight as governor, beginning in 1987. The outspoken Maryland native was credited with transforming downtown Baltimore, including its Inner Harbor, and constructing a new stadium for the Baltimore Orioles baseball team.
Washington (CNN) – The Maryland House of Delegates decided Friday not to vote on a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage, a sign that the measure did not have majority support within the overwhelmingly Democratic legislative body.
After more than two hours of emotional debate, the House agreed to send the bill back to the Judiciary Committee, where it would receive a new round of hearings and be open to the amendment process, a move that could effectively end any prospect of passage this year. The Maryland General Assembly is set to adjourn on April 11.
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(CNN) - Democratic incumbent Gov. Martin O'Malley has won re-election in Maryland's gubernatorial race, CNN projects, beating out Republican former Gov. Bob Ehrlich. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.