Wednesday, November 28, 2012

MoCo JuiceBlender: Doug Duncan Enters Race for County Exec, Maryland Juice Live Tomorrow at Young Dems & Much More!

Sorry for the unannounced break from the blog, but Maryland Juice had some work to catch up on! But since I last posted, a few chess pieces have advanced on Montgomery County's political playing field. Below we highlight a few random tidbits relating to MoCo politics:

JUICE #1: TOMORROW JOIN MARYLAND JUICE LIVE WITH MOCO YOUNG DEMS - Let me get this shameless plug out of the way. Tomorrow night Maryland Juice will be appearing live in Bethesda, MD for an exciting panel discussion with the Montgomery County Young Democrats. Please join us as we discuss the 2012 election results. Details below:
Montgomery County Young Democrats November Membership Meeting
Election Wrap-Up, Thursday - 7:00pm until 8:30pm
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center
4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 
We'll be analyzing the election results with local and state leaders at our November membership meeting. Moderator: Valeria Carranza

  • Anne Kaiser, Montgomery County House Delegation Chair
  • David Sloan, Maryland Democratic Party Executive Director
  • David Moon, Maryland Juice

JUICE #2: DOUG DUNCAN ENTERS 2014 MONTGOMERY COUNTY EXECUTIVE RACE - Have you heard the news yet? Former Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan has finally stopped dicking around and decided that he wanted his old job back. Indeed, the one-time gubernatorial candidate has now announced that he is entering the 2014 race for MoCo Executive. A source forwarded us the following report from the North Potomac Patch (excerpt below):
NORTH POTOMAC PATCH: After months of strategizing, Douglas M. Duncan has told supporters he has decided to run for an unprecedented fourth term in Montgomery County's highest political office, marking his return to politics after a six year-hiatus.

Duncan, 57, met privately yesterday morning with political advisers and supporters in Gaithersburg to discuss his run for county executive and weigh the results of a recent poll by Harrison Hickman.... Duncan told attendees that he would be entering the 2014 race, according to an email sent yesterday afternoon to supporters.

JUICE #3: IKE LEGGETT RECONSIDERS 2014 MONTGOMERY COUNTY EXECUTIVE RACE - Perhaps the return of Doug Duncan had something to do with it, but just a couple days ago, sitting County Executive Ike Leggett had yet another change of mind about his future. After being out then in then out of the 2014 race, The Examiner reported Sunday that Leggett is again considering a third term. But this time, he has at least put a timeline on his decision (excerpt below):

EXAMINER: Leggett told The Washington Examiner he might "reconsider" his 2010 position as community members and friends have been urging him to seek re-election.

"At this point, it's still no," he said. "But I'm going to think about it after Jan. 1."

JUICE #4: INTERESTING T-SHIRT: "VALERIE ERVIN FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY"  - A MoCo politico pointed Maryland Juice in the direction of some interesting photos on the Facebook page of Councilmember Valerie Ervin. The Silver Spring-based Democrat has been known to be weighing a 2014 County Executive campaign, and her new T-shirts seem to confirm the rumor. The hint is that Ervin is a District Councilmember who is now framing herself as a Countywide figure. The photos below were taken at the Silver Spring Thanksgiving Day parade and were found on Ervin's Facebook page:

Backside of T-shirt
Ervin for Montgomery County T-Shirts

Note that County Councilmembers Phil Andrews & George Leventhal have both announced they are plotting 2014 runs for Executive.

More on the emerging MoCo Exec dynamics soon!

1 comment:

  1. Ok whose NOT running for MoCo Executive...