A monthly round-up of local and statewide Maryland Politics. Among other things, guest host Kathy Merritt and guest analysts NewsChannel Eight reporter Bruce DePuyt and Baltimore Sun reporter discuss the controversy surrounding Montgomery’s smoking ban, early moves in the Baltimore mayoral race, and the latest happenings in Annapolis.


  • Bruce DePuyt Host of "NewsTalk," News Channel 8
  • Fraser Smith Baltimore Sun reporter


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The Politics Hour — March 23, 2018

Friday, Mar 23 2018Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich is running for County Executive with public financing and plans to take on developers. Kim R. Ford is challenging fourteen-term Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton for her seat. We talk to both of them about their campaigns and look at the biggest political news of the week.