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Tawes Political Crab-Gab Fest Brings Candidates to Shore; Cecil County’s Infamy Draws Punditry

July 19, 2014

CRISFIELD—What a difference a year makes in the political landscape of the Upper Eastern Shore, but some things never change at one Shore political institution: the J. Millard Tawes annual crab and clambake here. The beer was still icy, the crabs and fried clams were warm and plentiful, and the still-surviving candidates after an...
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Posted in Cecil Times, Democrats, E.J. Pipkin, Elections, Peter Franchot, Republicans, Richard Sossi, Uncategorized, cecil county, cecil county government, governor, politics | No Comments »

EJ Pipkin to Resign Senate Seat; Smigiel, Sossi to Contend for Appointment to Fill 36th Dist. Slot

August 6, 2013

State Sen. E.J. Pipkin of Elkton announced Monday he will resign his 36th District Senate seat, representing Cecil County and three other counties on the Upper Shore, to seek a new career in sports management. The surprise declaration set off a buzz of political speculation on a successor, both for an appointment to fill...
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Posted in Cecil Times, E.J. Pipkin, Elections, Elkton, Martin O'Malley, Michael Smigiel, Peter Franchot, Republican Central Committee, Republicans, Richard Sossi, Uncategorized, campaign finance, cecil county, cecil county government, county commissioner, governor, politics | 11 Comments »

Franchot to Run Again for State Comptroller in 2014; Move May Limit Pipkin Options

December 11, 2012

Analysis Democrat Peter Franchot will not seek his party’s nomination for governor in 2014 and instead will seek re-election to his current post as Maryland Comptroller—a move that could limit potential political options for state Sen. E.J. Pipkin (R-36) of Elkton. In an email to supporters Tuesday, Franchot said, “It is no secret that...
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Kratovil Files for Judge as 1st Dist. Congress Map Turns More GOP to Favor Rep. Harris; Where’s Pipkin?

October 7, 2011

ANALYSIS Former Democratic Congressman Frank Kratovil has filed as a candidate for an appointment to a vacant Queen Anne’s County District Court seat, after a proposed redistricting plan redrew the First District to be a Republican bastion favoring re-election of Rep. Andy Harris. Although Kratovil would not be precluded from also filing in January...
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Posted in Business, Cecil Times, Democrats, E.J. Pipkin, Elections, Elkton, Frank Kratovil, Martin O'Malley, Peter Franchot, Republicans, State's Attorney, Uncategorized, andy harris, campaign finance, cecil county, governor, politics | No Comments »

Cecil County Commissioners Hire Smigiel Legal Ally to Review Artesian Contract; No Cap on Fees

August 30, 2011

The Cecil County Commissioners voted, 3-2, Tuesday to hire a new lawyer, with close ties to Del. Michael Smigiel (R-36), to review the 2008 contract to sell county water and sewer plants to the private Artesian firm. The commissioners set no dollar limit on the fees the new lawyer can receive. The move was...
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Posted in Business, Cecil Times, Elections, Michael Smigiel, Peter Franchot, Republicans, Robert Hodge, Uncategorized, campaign finance, cecil county, cecil county government, county commissioner, politics, real estate | 3 Comments »

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