The city of Columbia, Maryland is a bustling center of political activity. With both Democratic and Republican candidates vying for seats in the executive and county council, school board, and Maryland General Assembly, the upcoming election cycle is sure to be an intense one. In rural Howard and Frederick County, Democrats are expected to have an edge. The party already holds a strong majority in the House of Delegates and Senate, and they are looking to further solidify their presence in the state.
On the other hand, Republicans are hoping to make their mark in the State House of Representatives and sway centrist voters. Political analysts and legislators anticipate a more heated session than usual this year.