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  • Poll Shows Governor's Race Still Tight; Undecided Voters Become Key

    Poll Shows Governor's Race Still Tight; Undecided Voters Become Key
    With the grinding and joyless campaign for governor lurching into its final two weeks, both Tom Foley and Dannel P. Malloy are chasing a dwindling but influential group of undecided voters who could provide a narrow edge in what is likely to be an...
  • Campaigns urge turnout as early voting starts Thursday

    Marylanders who don't want to wait for Election Day can cast early ballots at polling centers in every county and Baltimore city starting Thursday. Campaigns from the governor's race to little-watched county courthouse contests are working to get their...
  • Rush is on to prepare Americans for new voting laws

    WASHINGTON Less than two weeks before Americans go to the polls, a scramble is on to educate voters and election officials nationwide about a spate of new voting laws that could affect turnout and impact key gubernatorial and Senate races. The hodgepodge...
  • A practical approach

    4th Congressional District Republican Rep. Randy Forbes faces Democrat Elliott Fausz and Libertarian Bo Brown for the seat in the 4th District. Mr. Brown, a resident of Chesterfield County, is making his first bid for this elected office. Espousing an...
  • Oct. 23 Letters: Robert Sarvis, Sen. Mark Warner

    Robert Sarvis In the Oct. 21 editorial, "Why we endorse," you cited principles that guide your opinions. These principles included, "we are fiscally conservative, we strongly believe in individual liberties, we are skeptical of overly great...
  • School funding forum set for Thursday

    School funding forum set for Thursday
    State Rep. Scott Drury is hosting a forum Thursday on a school funding issue that prompted an election-related lawsuit less than two weeks before voters go to the polls. The incumbent Democrat said the forum is not a campaign event and was scheduled...
  • Shame on Texas and the U.S. Supreme Court

    In allowing Texas' voter identification law to go into effect, at least for the November election, the U.S. Supreme Court last week showed the nation precisely what it meant in 2013 when its conservatives struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act...
  • Is Obama a modern-day Quintus Fabius Maximus?

    President Obama has been repeatedly accused of delay. Critics say he dragged his feet on sending more troops to Afghanistan, on addressing the dangers in Libya, on providing support to Syria's rebels and, most recently, on initiating military action...
  • McCaffery is new poster boy for merit selection

    I know there are people out there who think Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery was treated unfairly because he was suspended this week for passing around raunchy emails. McCaffery's non-apology apology certainly made it clear he thinks he's getting...
  • Thoughtful, Moderate Himes Is Pick In 4th District

    Thoughtful, Moderate Himes Is Pick In 4th District
    When he first ran for the 4th Congressional District seat in 2008, The Courant believed Rep. Jim Himes' background in international banking would serve the country well. It has. Mr. Himes helped draft the Dodd-Frank bill and other legislation to...
  • Biden tries to give Democrats boost in suburbs

    Biden tries to give Democrats boost in suburbs
    Vice President Joe Biden campaigned in Lake County on Wednesday, trying to boost Democratic prospects in races for U.S. Senate, governor and Congress. “It’s not 2016, it’s today,” Biden told the cheering crowd, offering a warning...