Politics P.M.: Md. petition would limit early endorsements in Democratic gubernatorial primary

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Md. petition would limit early endorsements in Democratic gubernatorial primary
Some Democrats want to keep the playing field level; others say party should coalesce early around a challenger to Gov. Larry Hogan (R).
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