Steny Hoyer

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With approval ratings near record lows, President Barack Obama has not been invited to campaign for many Democrats facing tight races around the country. But he got an enthusiastic welcome Sunday from thousands of people packed into a high school gym in Upper Marlboro. The president was there to give a high-powered push to Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in his bid for the governor’s mansion.

O'Malley Faces Tough Choice On Wind Turbines

Apr 18, 2014

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Erin Cox of the Baltimore Sun talk about how the controversy over a proposed wind farm in Somerset County is giving Governor O'Malley a difficult decision to make.

WYPR's Joel McCord and Josh Kurtz of Center Maryland talk about an effort to stall the construction of windmills in Southern Maryland and why powerful politicians might be concerned about more than the region's economy.

Baltimore didn’t see any homicides or shootings over the past weekend -- but that period of relative calm ended yesterday, with several shootings and two men killed in an apparent arson. Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown’s gubernatorial bid received dozens of endorsements yesterday, including those of US House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer and State Senate President Mike Miller. Delegate Cardin announces campaign for Maryland Attorney General’s office. AAA calls for an NTSB review of the safety of the railings on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Plus: a water main break near Canton, Governor Martin O’Malley asks the federal government to maintain funding for aerospace research, the Anne Arundel County School Board will announce its pic for Interim Superintendent today, and more.