ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Ben Jealous, who is running for governor of Maryland, has apologized for using an expletive when responding to a reporter's question.

Jealous used the word Wednesday after he was asked whether he identified with the word "socialist." His opponent, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, has used the word "socialist" to describe Jealous.

When asked at a news conference whether he identified with the word, the Democrat asked, "Are you (expletive) kidding me?"

The exchange was recorded on camera.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Former Vice President Joe Biden urged Maryland Democrats to unite and end intra-party fighting ahead of this year's general elections.

The Baltimore Sun reports that Biden spoke to at a Camden Yards fundraiser Saturday evening.

The event raised money for Ben Jealous, who won the Maryland Democratic nomination for governor on Tuesday. The former NAACP president beat Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker in a crowded primary.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's Ben Jealous says he's ready to climb what some describe as the state's political Mount Everest: Defeating Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.

It just might be that tall a task, even for a Democrat in a blue state where Republicans are outnumbered 2-1. That's because Democrats throughout the state like Hogan.

Primary Day in Maryland

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland voters are choosing candidates Tuesday for all 188 state legislative seats, governor and members of Congress.

The Democratic primary for governor is one of the major races. Polls show Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker and former NAACP President Ben Jealous in a tight race in a crowded primary. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is unchallenged for his party's nomination.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Early voting is beginning in the Maryland primary.
Voting sites open Thursday across the state at about 80 different locations. They are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through next Thursday.
Voters are deciding who the candidates will be in November.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan isn't facing a primary unchallenged. There are more than half a dozen candidates on the ballot for the Democratic nomination to challenge Hogan.


LANGLEY PARK, Md. (AP) - Valerie Ervin has dropped out of the Maryland governor's race to endorse Rushern Baker in the Democratic primary.

Ervin made the announcement Wednesday in Langley Park with the Prince George's County executive, who is in a tight battle with former NAACP president Ben Jealous for the nomination.

Ervin says Baker is the candidate who has the experience to lead from the start.

Baker says the support of Ervin and her running mate Marisol Johnson is important, because their progressive agenda is grounded in real government experience.


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Corey Stewart has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Virginia and will face incumbent Tim Kaine in the November general election.

Stewart beat state lawmaker Nick Freitas and Chesapeake minister E.W. Jackson in Tuesday's race.

Stewart is a conservative provocateur who often feuds with members of his party. He's a one-time state chairman of President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and nearly won the 2017 Republican nomination for governor.

He has pledged to run a "vicious" campaign against Kaine.


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Former Gov. Martin O'Malley is endorsing Rushern Baker in Maryland's Democratic primary for governor.

O'Malley said Thursday the Prince George's County executive has the integrity and ability to bring people together needed to be governor.

O'Malley, who served two terms, says he believes Baker is the candidate who is best able to "restore Maryland's leadership in public education and make our children winners in a changing economy."

O'Malley endorsed Baker at a news conference in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A candidate in Maryland's Democratic gubernatorial primary has asked a court to dismiss a lawsuit over her eligibility.

Douglas Horn filed the suit Tuesday, alleging Krish Vignarajah doesn't meet a five-year residency requirement. Vignarajah registered to vote in Maryland in 2006, but voted in the state for the first time in 2016.

She's said Maryland has always been home, even when she worked in Washington, where she voted for four years.

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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Maryland's Democratic candidates for governor are holding their second televised debate of the primary.

The debate hosted by Sinclair Broadcasting will air at 7 p.m. Wednesday on News Channel 8 in Washington, D.C., and Channel 54 in Baltimore.

All nine candidates are scheduled to attend.