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About 100 people, including members of CASA de Maryland, rallied outside of the White House Friday to demand that President Barack Obama sign an executive order to help undocumented immigrants, an action they said he promised them he’d take but postponed until after the election.
Republican Larry J. Hogan Jr. shocked political observers by winning Maryland's gubernatorial race by over four points, beating Democrat Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.
On a night when his hand-picked successor for governor, Anthony Brown, suffered a surprising loss, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley also watched more than half of the Democratic candidates he spent the last year campaigning for lose in the Republican wave that swept the country Tuesday.
First reason: Larry Hogan ran up big numbers in Republican parts of the state. Second reason: Lots of people in Democratic strongholds stayed home.
Republican Larry J. Hogan Jr. pulled off a stunning upset Tuesday night to defeat the Democratic candidate Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in Maryland’s gubernatorial election. Despite about an hour of sleep, an energized Maryland governor-elect Larry Hogan Jr. livened a conference room at the Westin Hotel in Annapolis Wednesday morning with cordial anecdotes and a down-to-business outlook. Hogan told reporters a handful of times that he would not field specific questions regarding policy and tax reform right after election night, but made clear his determination to “get things done in a bipartisan fashion.”
In last night's election, the pubic witnessed one of the biggest upsets in Maryland's gubernatorial race. Did political attack ads have anything to do with the results?
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, the democratic candidate for governor, is looking to become the first black governor of Maryland as well as the first lieutenant governor to ascend to the position. But even though Democrats in Maryland outnumber Republicans by more than 2-to-1, Brown is still in a battle closer than most people had expected.