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By Aaron Kraut

Friday - 6/13/2014, 8:15am  ET

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Andrews Says Leggett’s Grant To Choice Hotels Earned Him Campaign Donation – Councilmember and county executive candidate Phil Andrews said he thinks it’s likely that Choice Hotels Chairman Stewart Bainum, Bainum’s wife and Choice business partners donated $17,000 to Isiah Leggett’s campaign as a form of payback for the county’s $3.1 million grant to the company. The county gave Choice Hotels the money to smooth its move from Silver Spring to Rockville. Leggett’s campaign said Andrews’ charge isn’t true — Bainum has been a longtime supporter of Leggett and other Democratic candidates. [Washington Post]

Visual Preference Survey Open Until June 16 – The Planning Department has opened its visual preference survey until June 16 and posted up-to-date results. The survey asks which kinds of densities, open spaces and streetscaping people in different Bethesda neighborhoods think are most appropriate. Planners are completing recommendations for the Bethesda Downtown Plan. [Bethesda Downtown Plan]

Designated Driver Service – Montgomery County is once again participating in the Be My Designated Driver program, which allows those too drunk to drive to call a service that will provide a ride home and a second driver to drive the person’s car home, if necessary. [BeMyDD]

NWS: More Rain On The Way – The National Weather Service has issued another Flash Flood Watch for much of the area, including Montgomery County, from noon Friday to Friday night. [National Weather Service]

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