MarylandReporter: 7 Democrats running for Van Hollen’s 8th District seat

October 9, 2015

By Jon Banister, Capital News Service - October 8, 2015

A seventh candidate entered the crowded Democratic race for Maryland’s 8th congressional district Monday, as the contest to replace Rep. Chris Van Hollen in the House seat continues to heat up.

All are from Montgomery County, which has the most population but the smallest land area of the district which now stretches north into heavily Republican Carroll and Frederick counties up to the Pennsylvania border...

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"Women for Jamie" Kickoff Rally - September 27th

October 2, 2015

A crowd of 300+ strong rocked at the "Women for Jamie" rally! Guest highlights included Sarah Bloom Raskin, famed free-speech hero Mary Beth Tinker, Senators Susan Lee and Cheryl Kagan, MD Del. Karen Lewis Young, the Hon. Sheila Hixson, VA Del. Eileen Filler-Corn, Takoma Park City Councilwoman Kate Stewart, MCDCC members Jennifer Hosey and Jheanelle Wilkins, MoCo Board of Education Representative Jill Ortman-Fouse, pro-choice leader Roz Jonas, and many local activists, businesswomen, former...

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Bethesda Magazine: First District 8 Congressional Debate Features Some Sniping

October 2, 2015

Barve and Raskin tangle, as several other contenders take aim at Matthews

October 1, 2015

It’s nearly seven months until the April primary election, but tensions among the six contenders for the District 8 Democratic congressional nomination came into full view Wednesday evening, as the candidates shared a stage for the first time.

“Let’s not tear each other down in this campaign. This is our first time together—let’s not do it,” state Sen. Jamie...

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UPDATE: More Than 460 Women Launch “Women For Jamie” Effort

September 16, 2015

SILVER SPRING, MD – More than 460 women leaders in the area have announced a new group called “Women for Jamie” to support Senator Jamie Raskin’s campaign for Congress. The organizers say they will be campaigning over the next 5 weeks to recruit more women to join them at a formal kickoff rally on September 27th. The rally will feature special guests,...

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