Federal Judges Order Maryland Congressional Map Redrawn; Strategists Say Hogan’s Win in Deep Blue Maryland Could Catapult Him to National Office; Rockville Biotech Firm to Consolidate and Expand for New Headquarters

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Maryland Congressional map to be redrawn

A panel of three federal judges in Baltimore Wednesday ruled that Maryland’s Congressional district map needs to be withdrawn. At the center of the case is the 6th Congressional District, which was reconfigured in 2011 to favor Democrats. The 6th District includes the northwest part of Montgomery County. Democrat David Trone was elected to the seat Tuesday. [Washington Post]

Gov. Larry Hogan’s ability to not only survive but thrive in Democratic Maryland spurs talk of national ambitions

After a decisive re-election victory in deep blue Maryland and his upcoming role as head of the National Governor’s Association, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan will have a national profile. [Washington Post]

Rockville biotech firm to expand space and consolidate locations

Rockville-based RegenxBio will move between 150 and 200 employees currently spread out among five locations to a new Rockville site encompassing 132,000 square feet for a corporate, research and development, and manufacturing headquarters. [Washington Business Journal]

Downtown Silver Spring to debut community tree Saturday

With an aim to send a message of togetherness, local artists are building a “commUNITY” tree in downtown Silver Spring. A tree lighting ceremony will take place 6 p.m. Saturday. [WJLA]

Today’s weather – Thursday will be mostly sunny with a high near 55 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. This evening there is a chance of rain after 1 a.m. with a low around 42. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

In case you missed it –

Elrich Wins County Executive Race
Trone Headed to Capitol Hill After Winning District 6 House Seat
Albornoz, Glass, Jawando and Friedson Will Join County Council

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