"It won't necessarily be easy for Democrats to wrestle it back," the Washington Post says of the Maryland governor's seat.
Was your home or business re-assessed this year ? A third of properties are assessed by the state each year for property tax purposes, and most went up...a lot.
If you think your home is worth less than they're telling you, don't hesitate to appeal. Sometimes they get it very wrong. Go here to appeal: http://assessmentappeals.dat.maryland.gov/start.aspx