Blair Requests Partial Recount of Democratic Primary Ballots

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Photo from barbarajpeters.com David Blair has requested a partial recount of ballots in the Democratic primary race for county executive, according to a report in The Washington Post. Blair, the Potomac businessman who largely self-financed his campaign, lost the election by 79 votes to Councilmember Marc Elrich (D-At Large). The county’s Board of Elections certified the results on Monday. Blair … Read More

Elrich Certified as Primary Winner; Floreen Plans Independent Run

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Photo from barbarajpeters.com The Montgomery County Board of Elections has certified the results of the Democratic primary for county executive, won by Councilmember Marc Elrich (D-At Large). Elrich beat businessman and political novice David Blair by 79 votes, 37,529-37,450, in the six-person race. “I want to thank the Democratic voters of Montgomery County for selecting me to be the Democratic … Read More

Elrich Holds Slim Lead in County Executive Primary

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Photo from barbarajpeters.com Councilmember Marc Elrich (D-At Large) has an 80-vote lead over businessman David Blair in the primary race for the Democratic nomination for county executive, according to unofficial results posted by the Montgomery County Board of elections. Following the tally of absentee and provisional ballots, which was finished yesterday, Elrich received 37,529 votes (29.02 percent) and Blair 37,449 … Read More

Riley Wins Council Campaign Sign Challenge

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Photo from barbarajpeters.com She didn’t win a nomination as an at-large candidate in the Democratic County Council, but Michele Riley’s campaign sign is the winner of the Source’s council campaign sign challenge. All the candidates squared off in a tournament-style showdown, and Riley came out on top, besting the sign from Evan Glass’ campaign in yesterday’s final. Congratulations, Michele, and … Read More

Elrich Leading Blair, Riemer, Glass, Jawando, Albornoz Among Winners

Councilmember Hans Riemer interviewed during a post-election party at the Quarry House Tavern. Photo by Mike Diegel. Councilmember Marc Elrich (D-At Large) holds a slight lead over businessman David Blair in the race for the Democratic nomination for Montgomery County Executive. As of shortly before 1 a.m., unofficial results from the State Board of Elections showed Elrich leading, 34,729-34,277 (29.2 … Read More

Glass, Riley Face Off in Final Council Candidate Sign Challenge

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Photo from barbarajpeters.com We’re down to the final two contestants in the Source’s County Council at-large candidate campaign sign challenge. Evan Glass and Michele Riley have survived four rounds of voting and will face each other for championship. As a reminder, here’s what design consultant Eric Robbins had today about each candidate’s sign in his initial review: Evan Glass—Good name … Read More

Primary election underway; 80,000 voters may need provisional ballots

Photo of signs surrounding the polling place at the Silver Spring Civic Building by Mike Diegel. The Maryland primary election is underway today as voters choose winners in races from governor, senator and U.S. representatives down to local party committee members. The polls will be open until 8 p.m. tonight, and anyone who is line to vote at 8 has … Read More

County Council Campaign Sign Challenge: The Final Four

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Photo from barbarajpeters.com After three rounds of voting, we’re down to the Final Four in the Source’s County Council campaign sign challenge. It’s up to you, our readers, to choose which of these heavyweights will be matched in the championship, to be selected on Election Day. The breakdown pits two male candidates against each other, and two female candidates facing … Read More

County Council Campaign Sign Challenge: Elite 8

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Photo from barbarajpeters.com We’re now down to just eight contestants left in the Source’s County Council campaign sign challenge. Today’s poll will determine who makes Monday’s Final Four signs, just before Election Day. With the competition stiffening, we thought we’d remind you of what our design consultant, Eric Robbins, said in his initial review of these eight contestants: Brandy Brooks—Good … Read More