Morning Notes

Duncan Confident He Will Win 2014 County Executive Race — Doug Duncan, the former three-term county executive who will run again in 2014, says there is “no doubt” in his mind he will win the already jam-packed race. Councilmembers Phil Andrews (D-Gaithersburg), Valerie Ervin (D-Silver Spring) and George Leventhal (D-At large) of Takoma Park have all either said they will run or strongly indicated they will. County Executive Isiah Leggett (D), who followed Duncan, has yet to say whether he would run for a third term. [The Gazette]

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Promotes JV Football Coach — Former B-CC JV football coach Josh Singer will take over the varsity head coaching spot left by Rich Noland when Noland stepped down to spend more time with his family. Noland led the Barons to three straight winning seasons and back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time in at least 40 years. Singer, 28, came to B-CC in 2006 and teaches social studies. [Washington Post]

Report Says Washington Drivers Have The Worst Commute In The Country — The report, from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, says Washington drivers needed three hours for a trip that should take 30 minutes without traffic. It rates Washington as worse than other notoriously bad traffic cities Los Angeles, San Francisco-Oakland and New York-Newark. [AP via WTOP]

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