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.
(CNN) - Democratic incumbent Sen. Barbara Mikulski has won her bid for re-election to a fifth term as Maryland senator, CNN projects, beating out Republican nominee Eric Wargotz. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.
Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here.
Today's featured district is:
Maryland's 1st – Democrat Frank Kratovil is defending his seat.
Primary: September 14, 2010
Where: The 1st Congressional District is located in Northeastern Maryland.
Days Until Election Day: 1
(CNN) - Frank Kratovil rode to victory on the Democratic wave that swept the nation during the elections in 2008.
(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton's advice to voters in Maryland? Treat this election like a sports game.
"If you look at the facts, if you treat this like it's a report on ESPN instead of the crazy food fight financed by secret special interests," Clinton said. "(If) you look at the facts, the tale of two governors leads you to the inevitable conclusion: I think we ought to keep Martin O'Malley."
(CNN) - President Barack Obama heads 19 miles east of the White House Thursday afternoon, to team up at a campaign event with Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley.
The president joins Maryland's Democratic governor, who's running for re-election this year, at a rally at Bowie State University.