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Almost half of Democratic voters haven't settled on a candidate in Maryland's gubernatorial primary, one of DC's Ward 1 candidates has decided to run in the general election, the Virginia Public Access Project is tracking money in the Alexandria's elections, and more in our election link roundup this week. Want to stay on top of our 2018 election coverage? Sign up for our weekly newsletter!

Ward 1 candidate to run as an independent
Sign language interpreter Jamie Sycamore, who had previously announced a primary challenge to DC's Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau, will instead run in the general election as an independent. Nadeau faces three other challengers in the June Democratic primary. (Lou Chibbaro Jr. / Washington Blade)

Cheh gets a new challenger in Ward 3
Independent candidate Petar Dimtchev, who served as a community liaison for then-Mayor Adrian Fenty, has entered the general election for the Ward 3 seat on the DC Council. Two Democratic candidates, Sandra Brown and Jessica Wasserman, have pulled papers to challenge incumbent Mary Cheh in the Democratic primary. (Andrew Giambrone / Twitter)

DC GOP calls for a congressional investigation
Under DC's Home Rule Charter, no more than three of the at-large councilmembers can share the same party affiliation. The DC Republican Party says Democratic candidates are violating that rule by running as independents and it's asking US House Oversight Committee Chair Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) to investigate. (Martin Austermuhle / Twitter)

"Don't know" leads the Maryland Democratic gubernatorial field
Forty-seven percent of likely Democratic voters haven't yet settled on a candidate in Maryland's gubernatorial primary, according to a poll conducted by Goucher College earlier this month. Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker is the top choice among voters who have decided, with 19 percent of the vote. Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and former NAACP president Ben Jealous round out the top three with 12 percent and 10 percent, respectively. (William F. Zorzi / Maryland Matters)

Maryland gubernatorial candidates pledge support for nominee at Democratic candidate forum
The participants in Saturday's Democratic candidate forum took different positions on issues from marijuana legalization to healthcare but they were united on at least one front. All seven pledged to back the party's nominee in the November general election. (Michael Dresser / The Baltimore Sun)

Marylanders support term limits for state politicos, more spending on public ed and transport
According to the Goucher poll, three-fourths of Maryland residents think there should be limits on the number of terms members can serve in the state legislature. Seventy-one percent of Marylanders think the state is underspending on public education and 52 percent favor increasing state investment in public transportation. (Josh Kurtz / Maryland Matters)

Comstock challenger speaks about personal experience with sexual violence
Former Obama administration official Lindsey Davis Stover discussed the role her personal experience with sexual violence played in her decision to run for Congress this year. Stover is competing with seven other Democratic candidates for the opportunity to challenge Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock in Virginia's 10th Congressional District. (Joanna Walters / Post)

VPAP follows the money in Alexandria
The Virginia Public Access Project, a nonprofit that provides nonpartisan information about politics in the state, is tracking campaign fundraising and spending in Alexandria's city races. The group is compiling summary fundraising and spending data for the council and mayoral candidates, as well as information about top donors, donor locations, and donor occupations. (The Virginia Public Access Project)