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Morning Notes

By Aaron Kraut

Tuesday - 4/29/2014, 8:15am  ET

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Duncan Talks Depression, In Detail – Three-term County Executive Doug Duncan is running for his old job this primary season. Though it’s a rare thing for a politician to admit, the Rockville native has spoken up about his bout with depression at almost every campaign event so far. While it doesn’t seem likely to pull voters his way, Duncan said people are listening. A few have come up to him and asked about getting help from family members. [Washington Post]

D-18 Delegates To Gather For Forum On Thursday – The Randolph Civic Association is holding a “Meet the Candidates” event for the seven Democratic delegate candidates in District 18. The forum is set for 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Veirs Mill Park Activity Building (4425 Garrett Park Rd.). The candidates won’t debate each other, but will answer questions from those who attend. [Randolph Civic Association]

Is Pepco Up For Sale? – According to industry insiders, it sure looks that way. The energy and trading news site SparkSpread reported on Monday that the power company has retained Morgan Stanley and asset management firm Lazard to do a strategic review and that those advisers “are having targeted discussions with potential buyers.” The news helped Pepco Holdings Inc.’s stock price, which rose almost 6 percent to $23.10 per share on Monday. [Washington Business Journal]

Some On Council Want Bus Passing Fine To Double – Some Montgomery County Council members would like to see the $125 citations for passing a stopped school bus double to $250. The suggestion came up Monday in a discussion of the county’s school bus camera program, which has caught 272 drivers passing stopped school buses in just three months. [The Gazette]

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