By John Nichols
Congress has a handful of rock-solid champions of democracy. There’s Michigan Congressman John Conyers and Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison. There’s Maryland Congresswoman Donna Edwards and Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan. In the Senate, there’s New Mexico’s Tom Udall and, of course, Vermont’s Bernie Sanders. You can count a few more in the camp. But no one would argue that either chamber has a sufficient contingent of advocates for the principle that...
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By Louis Peck
Nearly half of Maryland Senate, Montgomery County Council lines up behind his bid in District 8
Formally announcing his bid for the 8th District congressional seat Sunday, state Sen. Jamie Raskin, D-Takoma Park, rolled out a long list of endorsements—including nearly half of his Democratic colleagues in the Maryland Senate, along with four members of the nine-member Montgomery County Council.
Within Montgomery County, a significant...