Republicans and Democrats believe the president is helping to energize their respective bases going into Election Day. Both sides also say the recent fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation is motivating potential voters. Here’s the latest state of the race for both chambers.
As Marylanders prepare to head to the polls, WTOP headed to Frederick County, Maryland, to find out what’s at stake for residents and local party leaders with under a month left until the 2018 elections.
Absentee voting in Virginia is in full swing, and as voters head to 10 polling locations across the county, students are preparing to help out at the polls on Nov. 6.
Federal judges have appointed Bernard Grofman, an economics and political science professor at the University of California, Irvine, to help redraw Virginia’s state legislative districts.
In Montgomery County, crews will spend the next few weeks meticulously inspecting voting machines to ensure everything is ready to go on Election Day.
Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh. a Democrat. and his Republican challenger, Craig Wolf, clashed over crime, the opioid epidemic, Maryland’s lawsuits against the Trump administration and a host of other issues during a debate a the University of Maryland Carey School of Law.
Nancy Floreen, who is running for county executive in Montgomery County, said she would rejoin the Democratic Party, saying she had been “very upfront” about why she left.
Jealous, a Democrat, was asked about several calls he made to lobbyist Gerry Evans, as Jealous rolled out an ethics reform plan Wednesday.
Republican Ryan McAdams announced that Pence would be attending a fundraising reception and get-out-the-vote rally Saturday at a downtown Richmond high-rise.
Democrat Jesse Colvin, who is seeking to oust Republican incumbent Rep. Andrew P. Harris in Maryland’s 1st District has outraised Harris, pulling in more than $883,000 in the third quarter.
A super political action committee opposed to Nancy Floreen’s bid for Montgomery County executive hit the airwaves this week with an advertisement that is critical of her reliance on contributions from the business community.
Democrat Ben Jealous says he would support broadening a new Maryland gun-control law to restrict firearms access to people found to be a risk to themselves or others, if elected governor. The former NAACP chief also says he would stand up to President Donald Trump, whom he believes should be impeached.
U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, from Maryland, believes the state’s voters can expect their votes to be properly counted. One analyst agrees generally, but says absentee ballots are a big exception.
This time around the race to represent District 3 is between incumbent Democrat Ron Young and Republican businessman and first-time candidate Craig Giangrande.
Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Brat and Democratic challenger Abigail Spanberger have traded jabs in what could be their only debate.
The proliferation of smartphones and social media have provided more avenues for online predators to target children. In the WTOP series, “Preventing Online Predators,” WTOP goes behind the screen with undercover detectives who work to identify and track down child predators on the internet and speaks to a family about how their teen daughter was targeted.