Hogan Leads Jealous by Significant Margin in Statewide Poll; Silver Spring Man Attempts To Create 'Bread and Roses' Political Party

Hogan Leads Jealous by Significant Margin in Statewide Poll; Silver Spring Man Attempts To Create ‘Bread and Roses’ Political Party

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Survey shows Hogan with a statewide lead but trailing Jealous in Montgomery County

A new poll has found that Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has a 16-percentage-point lead over his Democratic challenger, Ben Jealous. Gonzales Research and Marketing Strategies conducted the poll from Aug. 1 through 8. Despite trailing overall, Jealous has a significant advantage in Montgomery County, where he led Hogan by 60 to 25 percent. [Baltimore Sun]

Silver Spring man petitions to make new political party 

A Silver Spring man is trying to found a new political party based on socialist principles. Jerry Segal, who unsuccessfully challenged Sen. Ben Cardin in the Democratic primary, wants to call the party Bread and Roses. Segal has submitted 20,000 signatures to the Maryland State Board of Elections. Now, the state board is checking the names to see if Segal has the 10,000 valid signatures needed to establish the party. [WDMV]

Dumais to propose banning possession of 3D-printed guns

Del. Kathleen Dumais, a Democrat from Montgomery County, is preparing a bill that would ban access to 3D-printed guns. Her proposal is coming after the federal government allowed a Texas-based company to distribute blueprints for the weapons online. Dumais said her legislation would also prohibit the possession of “ghost” guns, or firearms that don’t have serial numbers. [Baltimore Sun]

Lawmakers study just cause evictions in Montgomery County 

Montgomery County lawmakers are studying issues of just cause evictions. Del. Jheanelle Wilkins earlier this year tried to pass a bill in the legislature that would prohibit a landlord from evicting a tenant in Montgomery County without just cause. Because of the legislation, county lawmakers are now examining the issue over the summer. [Montgomery Community Media]

Don’t put away your umbrella 

It could be another rainy afternoon, with showers and thunderstorms possible after 2 p.m. Temperatures will reach about 83 degrees and fall into the upper 60s overnight.

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