Poll Shows Hogan's Approval Ratings Remain High; Many Gubernatorial Candidates Are Choosing Female Running Mates

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Hogan remains popular in Maryland, poll shows

A new poll shows Gov. Larry Hogan has a 61-percent approval rating, although fewer respondents said they would vote to reelect him. The Goucher poll was conducted last week among 800 adults. Eighteen percent of survey respondents said they disapprove of Hogan, and another 19 percent indicated they do not know. The poll found that 47 percent of those surveyed said they were leaning toward voting for Hogan or definitely were voting for him in this year's gubernatorial election. [Baltimore Sun]

Four Democratic gubernatorial candidates have picked female running mates

Of the five Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Maryland who have announced their running mates, four have chosen women. The absence of women in the state's congressional delegation and in top state offices could be at play, a political science professor said. “With the MeToo movement and lack of female representation statewide, they are trying to reach out to women voters who are important to the Democratic Party,” Melissa Deckman, a profesor at Washington College, said. [Washington Post]

Leader of D.C. schools steps down 

The D.C. Public Schools chancellor resigned on Tuesday in the wake of accusations that he circumvented the appropriate process for seeking a school transfer for his daughter. Antwan Wilson's daughter switched from Duke Ellington School of the Arts to Wilson High School without having to go through the admissions lottery. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced his resignation during a news conference. [WAMU]

Rockville band gets some attention for Olympic connection

The lead singer of Rockville's O.A.R. recently said he has been getting deluged with messages about his band's name because of its similarity to the acronym used for Olympic Athletes from Russia. Twitter users have suggested that O.A.R. songs be played when Russian athletes win gold medals. The band name stands for Of a Revolution. [Baltimore Sun]

Highs could break 80-degree mark

Scattered showers could roll into the area in late afternoon, with highs of about 80 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The chance of showers persists overnight, and temperatures will drop into the high 40s.

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