Blair objects to cable TV ad

Montgomery County executive candidate David Blair hired Washington, D.C., lawyers to try to force Comcast Spotlight to take down a cable TV ad being run by Progressive Maryland that criticizes his business record. Comcast Spotlight decided the ad was part of “reasonable political debate” and continues to run it. [Maryland Reporter]

Address changes weren’t registered for nearly 19,000 voters

Maryland elections officials announced Saturday that changes in voter registrations for more than 18,700 voters weren’t recorded and those voters will have to cast provisional ballots in Tuesday’s gubernatorial primary election. The error happened when voters changed information on the Maryland Vehicle Administration’s website, but the changes were not relayed to the State Board of Elections. [Baltimore Sun]

Some evidence will not be used by police in trial of man accused of killing teacher


Police do not plan to use an initial interview with Tyler Tessier, the man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend, Laura Wallen of Olney, last year. In the interview Tessier reportedly asked for a lawyer, but detectives kept talking to him and he revealed he had shot Wallen. [Washington Post]

Baker and Jealous work to woo voters in final hours of primary campaign

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker and former NAACP President Ben Jealous, the two Democratic gubernatorial candidates tied atop of the most recent primary election poll, rallied supporters in Greenbelt and Silver Spring, respectively, over the weekend. Baker criticized Jealous for not having plans to pay for proposals such as free college education and single-payer health care. Jealous, meanwhile, rallied volunteers at his campaign headquarters. The primary is Tuesday. [Maryland Matters]


Jealous nets $1.5 million in outside spending from PACs, labor unions

The outside groups are prohibited from coordinating with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous, but are spending the money to run TV ads, send mailers and bolster get-out-the-vote efforts. The sizable amount of spending by the independent groups is unusual in a Maryland gubernatorial race. [Washington Post]

Sunny, hot summer day expected


The National Weather Service expects a sunny Monday with a high near 82 and a nighttime low dropping to around 62 degrees.

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