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Morning Notes

By Aaron Kraut

Thursday - 1/23/2014, 8:35am  ET

Flickr photo by IamJomo

2 More To Jump Into D-16 Race — Two more D-16 residents appear ready to jump into the race for three House of Delegates seats. Real estate agent Ted Duncan and attorney/businessman Peter Dennis could add their names to the seven announced candidates so far. The primary is in June. [Bethesda Magazine]

Honest Tea To Issue Random Compliments — The Bethesda-based drink company will celebrate Friday’s National Compliment Day by surprising people on Twitter with random compliments. The company also did a survey to find out when people last gave a compliment, from whom they most value a compliment and the strangest compliments they’ve received. [Honest Tea Blog]

Record Cold Temperatures — Record cold temperatures were set in the D.C./Baltimore region on Tuesday, with a recorded 19 degrees in D.C. and 15 degrees at Dulles. The cold snap will continue Friday. [National Weather Service via Twitter]

Gansler Attack Ad Cites Brown Contributions From Healthcare Companies — Gubernatorial candidate Doug Gansler released an online attack ad on opponent Anthony Brown, claiming Brown raised more than $100,000 in campaign money from health care special interests, including companies and individuals linked to Maryland’s health care exchange. Brown and other state leaders have taken heat over the exchange’s glitchy start. [Doug Gansler via YouTube]

Flickr photo by IamJomo