Election 2022 Profiles: Heather Mizeur for Maryland’s 1st Congressional District

Today, the Spy continues its informal series on profiling candidates running for office in 2022. Over the next eight months, we will be offering long-form interviews with those running for Maryland’s Governor, Attorney General, MD Congressional District 1, and several local elections in Dorchester, Kent, and Talbot Counties. As per our educational, nonpartisan mission concerning…

Congressional Bipartisanship Index: Rep. Harris Almost Brings Up the Rear

The Lugar Center is one of those grand sounding Washington, D.C., think tanks dedicated to high-minded policy. It was created by the late Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar, a Republican who specialized in foreign policy and was widely respected by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle during his 36 years in the Senate. Every year,…

Millions raised in Md. congressional races, but just a couple of real contests

WASHINGTON – Candidates in competitive congressional races in Maryland are raising millions ahead of the July 19 primary, while Democratic incumbents in what are considered safe seats are using their fundraising power to support the party and its candidates elsewhere, Federal Election Commission filings show. Maryland has just two high-profile House contests this year. In…

Letter to Editor: Harden Wrong on Mizeur

I recently saw a  disturbing fundraising email from First District congressional candidate Dave Harden, in which he argued his Democratic primary opponent, Heather Mizeur, would not be an improvement over our current Congressman, Andy Harris. Here’s what Mr. Harden wrote: “Harris is all politics and no results … Career politician Heather Mizeur is no better.” …

Mizeur Releases Economic Plan for 1st District

Heather R. Mizeur, the leading Democratic candidate in the 1st congressional district, is releasing an economic plan Thursday designed to spur the local economy, change the business and employment narrative for the largely rural district, maximize federal resources, and spotlight her own experience at multiple levels of government. Mizeur is timing the release of her plan to…

Letter to editor

Various Russian officials have recently threatened to include the sovereign nation of Moldova in the immoral and illegal war to grab territories formerly within the USSR. In response, the U.S. House of Representatives on April 27, 2022 passed a bi-partisan resolution expressing support for Moldova’s democracy, independence, and territorial integrity and strengthening United States and…

Dan Rodricks: Baltimore attorney decries ‘absence of simple human decency’ in House vote rejecting honor for Black judge | COMMENTARY

“In my life,” Eric Schuster said, “except for my father and father-in-law, there has been no man I respected more than Judge Joseph W. Hatchett.” In the time since then, members of Congress from Florida thought it appropriate to designate the courthouse and federal building on North Adams Street in Tallahassee the “Joseph Woodrow Hatchett…

Letter to Editor: Mizeur’s Accomplishments Have Prepared Her for Congress

When voters choose which candidate for whom to vote, it is important to look at what he/she has accomplished in the past.  Heather Mizeur is running to be our next Congresswoman from the first district.  Mizeur’s many accomplishments indicate what kind of legislator she would be if elected. Two of the many areas in which…

Dozens of House Republicans balk at resolution supporting NATO

About four years ago, as Donald Trump complained about NATO, Republican leaders on Capitol Hill seemed eager to express their support for the alliance. In July 2018, as the House passed a non-binding resolution expressing support for NATO by unanimous voice vote, then-Speaker Paul Ryan described the international coalition as “indispensable.” GOP politics has not improved…