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Montgomery County Is Battleground For Swing Votes

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- Montgomery County's troubles could be former Republican Gov. Bob Ehrlich's ticket back to the governor's mansion.

The state's largest, wealthiest and arguably most liberal jurisdiction is broke. County leaders wrestled to plug a roughly $1 billion budget deficit this year.

Ehrlich has made the county a focal point in his campaign. He announced he would challenge Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley in Rockville, the county seat. His running mate, former Maryland Secretary of State Mary Kane, is from Potomac, one of the county's plushest communities.

Have Fun at the 2010 Montgomery Country Fair and Help Feed the Hungry While Doing It

The 2010 Montgomery County Agricultural Fair will be held in Gaithersburg, MD from August 13 to 21.

Choose from over 40 carnival rides; participate in BINGO, cake auctions, and dance contests; and eat as many funnel cakes and snow cones your stomach can handle.

General admission is $10.00 per person while children 11 and under are free.  Parking is $5.00 per vehicle.

And please don’t forget to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Countrywide Food Drive benefitting the Manna Food Center.  Your canned food donations will help provide food to neighbors in need.

For more information about the 2010 Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, please click: http://www.mcagfair.com/default.asp

Wheaton Woman Without Power Again

WHEATON, Md. (WUSA)-- Thousands of PEPCO customers are having an uncomfortable sense of de ja vu, suffering in the heat of a Washington summer without power, after another passing storm.

Two weeks ago, Jaquanna Duffin stood outside her Wheaton home for days at a time, waiting for PEPCO to reconnect her power after a tree brought down power lines in her front yard.

Thursday, she was in her yard again. The tree was gone and the power lines were restored. But, once again, she was without power.

Duffin learned, during the first storm, where she could go to get her 3-year-old boy out of the heat. Thursday, the little boy was unhappy again, because he couldn't watch cartoons.

When asked if her earlier experience had prepared her for the possibility of going without power for days and days, she simply said "no."

"I think I would go crazy... it's like being in the 1800's," Duffin said.