WASHINGTON -- Louis Goldstein, Maryland's 81-year-old Democratic comptroller who has held the post since 1958, is expected to win reelection this fall despite a shifting political order in the traditionally Democratic state.

Goldstein, who has one Democratic and two Republican opponents, is the longest serving statewide elected official in Maryland's history. A hallmark of his tenure has been to maintain the triple-A bond rating enjoyed by the state since the 1940s. Goldstein, along with the state's treasurer, is in charge of Maryland bond sales.

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