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June 30, 2014
Mississippi has an open primary election law that gives voters the right to select candidates regardless of party affiliation ("Incumbent senator wins Miss. GOP primary runoff," June 25). Years ago, in a fit of madness, I changed my party affiliation and become an independent. The loss of my chance to vote in the primary restored my sanity, however, and I reluctantly returned to the enslavement of a party affiliation. McNair Taylor - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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NEWS
June 30, 2014
Mississippi has an open primary election law that gives voters the right to select candidates regardless of party affiliation ("Incumbent senator wins Miss. GOP primary runoff," June 25). Years ago, in a fit of madness, I changed my party affiliation and become an independent. The loss of my chance to vote in the primary restored my sanity, however, and I reluctantly returned to the enslavement of a party affiliation. McNair Taylor - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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By Amanda J. Crawford and Amanda J. Crawford,SUN STAFF | September 25, 2001
Isaac Opalinsky collected more than twice the number of signatures required to run for the Annapolis city council. He began holding campaign receptions, collecting money, turning in finance reports. Now the man who would be the first Green Party candidate to run in a local Maryland election has been told he won't be Green on the ballot after all. City election officials have told Opalinsky that a reading of city law shows that his party affiliation must be kept off the ballot. Instead, he would be listed under the heading "other candidates."
NEWS
June 20, 2014
As a lifelong Democrat, I am particularly proud of our progressive history in Howard County. We have led the way on every front from education and public safety to health care reform and LGBT rights. Our forward-looking vision is a direct result of a local government led by progressive Democrats. This year, I am an active supporter of Jon Weinstein for the county council's District 1 seat representing Ellicott City. However, I urge fellow Democrats to carefully consider the qualifications of some other candidates in that race.
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By Phillip McGowan and Phillip McGowan,SUN REPORTER | October 19, 2006
The Maryland Democratic Party filed a complaint yesterday with the state Board of Elections against state Sen. John A. Giannetti Jr., alleging that the recently declared Republican is deliberately misleading voters by continuing to use campaign signs that label him as a Democrat. In a letter sent to state elections administrator Linda H. Lamone, the state Democratic Party's executive director, Derek Walker, asked for an investigation into what he calls a violation of election law. Walker identified at least a half-dozen 8-foot-by-4-foot Giannetti signs that feature his photo and list the senator's old party affiliation in District 21, which includes portions of northern Prince George's County and western Anne Arundel County.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN STAFF | November 27, 2002
Party affiliation apparently mattered more than money in this year's Carroll County elections, as Democrats suffered a series of smashing defeats despite raising as much or more cash than many of their Republican opponents, a review of final campaign finance reports filed yesterday shows. In the county commissioners race, Republican incumbent Julia Walsh Gouge raised and spent the most money. She also received the most votes. But fellow Republicans Perry L. Jones Jr. and Dean L. Minnich won decisively even though they were among a cluster of commissioner candidates from both major parties who raised $13,000 to $17,000.
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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,SUN STAFF | June 21, 1998
Tomorrow is the last day voters can change party affiliation before the Sept. 15 primary.A voter must register as a Democrat or Republican to vote in the primary, except in nonpartisan elections such as school board.Crossover voting is not allowed; Democrats can vote only for Democrats and Republicans for Republicans. Crossover voting is allowed in the general election.The Board of Supervisors of Elections will stay open at its second-floor office at 125 N. Court St. until 9 p.m. to receive voter registration changes.
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By Amanda J. Crawford and Amanda J. Crawford,SUN STAFF | September 25, 2001
Isaac Opalinsky collected more than twice the number of signatures required to run for the Annapolis city council. He began holding campaign receptions, collecting money, turning in finance reports. Now the man who would be the first Green Party candidate to run in a Maryland election has been told he won't be Green on the ballot after all. City election officials have told Opalinsky that a reading of city law shows that his party affiliation must be kept off the ballot. Instead, he would be listed under the heading "other candidates," like the city's two independent council candidates.
NEWS
January 15, 1995
An article in Friday's editions of The Sun incorrectly identified the party affiliation of Anne Arundel County Councilman Bert Rice. Mr. Rice is a Republican.The Sun regrets the error.
NEWS
September 25, 1996
A story in Monday's Anne Arundel edition of the Sun incorrectly identified the party affiliation of Annapolis Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins. Hopkins is a Democrat.* The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 9/25/96
NEWS
June 17, 2014
There is a primary election going on. If citizens find themselves unhappy over county, state and national issues, now is the time to say so. They should not allow themselves to be browbeaten into believing there is nothing they can do about it. In fact, because of traditionally low voter turnout, a primary election can actually be the best time to pull off significant change. Don't complain if you are going to put the same politicians back in office regardless of their voting record.
NEWS
June 13, 2014
Unlike the tea party, Democrats do not demand absolute ideological purity. But we do have certain core values that those who claim to be our representatives in Annapolis should be expected to share. So when a politician like Jim Brochin repeatedly takes positions that fly in the face of these values, it is hardly a misrepresentation to call his party affiliation into question. I mention this in response to a recent letter complaining about negative mailers from Mr. Brochin's opponent, former delegate Connie DeJuliis ( "DeJuliis is sliming Brochin," June 7)
NEWS
June 3, 2014
Marylanders have until 9:00 tonight to register to vote in the June 24 primary. That is also the deadline to change party affiliation, update an address or request an alternate polling place. State election officials said voters can register online or go to their local boards, which will be open until 9 p.m. Voters also can mail in a voter registration application, which must be postmarked today. At the election office, voters will be asked to list their driver's license or state identification number, or provide the last four digits of their Social Security Number.
NEWS
April 9, 2014
Reading Daniel Rodricks' latest liberal lunacy ( "Maryland 'Democratic dominance' in numbers, not spine," April 5), I was amazed as to how he wanted to equate Democrats with being sensible or somehow concerned about anyone other than themselves. First and foremost, while a majority of registered voters in Maryland happen to be Democrats, the greater majority of those voters are conservatives who continue to support capital punishment and lower taxes and less government intervention.
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By Brian Griffiths | December 18, 2013
On Tuesday the Cecil Daily reported that Cecil County County Executive Tari Moore has returned to the Republican fold, in a story that will certainly not help with Moore's credibility: County Executive Tari Moore is once again a Republican after returning to the party fold last month. She confirmed Friday that she switched her registration back to Republican online Nov. 11, nearly one year after becoming "unaffiliated. " Moore, who has been a lifelong Republican, switched to unaffiliated last year in between her election and being sworn in as county executive.
NEWS
March 18, 2013
I read with great interest the Sun editorial, "Unbalanced Budgeting" (Mar 13). The sub-headline summed up that the difference between the two parties is so great that compromise seems impossible. Well, isn't that where the president steps in and brokers a compromise? The president, regardless of party affiliation, is the leader of our country and should put partisan politics aside to achieve consensus in Congress. President Barack Obama has proven time and time again that his first and only job is pushing the Democratic doctrine and maligning the Republican Party.
NEWS
March 20, 1997
Due to an editing error, an article Tuesday incorrectly described the party affiliation of state Del. Ronald A. Guns of Cecil County. In fact, he is a Democrat.The Sun regrets the errors.Pub Date: 3/20/97.
NEWS
February 6, 2013
No Labels is a non-partisan group of concerned citizens from left, right, and center. The "No Budget, No Pay" concept is a central tenet ("Missed opportunity," Jan 25). Congress is required to produce a budget. All we are asking is that they take no pay until they do their job each and every year. Another idea is to seat members of Congress without regard to party affiliation rather than have Democrats across the aisle from Republicans. This will encourage discussion and compromise.
NEWS
January 27, 2013
I first want to commend The Sun's editorial board for their spot on assessment of expanding same-day voter registration to include change of party affiliation ("Voting early and easily," Jan. 22). As an independent voter and advocate of open primaries, this alternative is probably the closest compromise third party voters will get with a Democratic legislature. And please don't take my sincere compliment of this position lightly, as it comes rarely for the positions taken by this paper.
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