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Maryland Politics: January 8, 2006 - January 14, 2006

In Senate race: 7 is a crowd

The political strategist behind Kweisi Mfume's campaign for U.S. Senate said this week he believes the increasingly crowded field in the Democratic primary could put the squeeze on Ben Cardin, who is leading the field in fundraising and endorsements. Last...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  January 14, 2006; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Union Muscle

Are you wondering how much muscle the unions brought to bear on the Wal-Mart bill that just cleared the Maryland General Assembly? Consider Del. Joseph J. "Sonny" Minnick (D), a restaurant owner who represents a blue collar district east of...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  January 13, 2006; 8:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  General Assembly  
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Wal-Mart Wallop

In the moments after the vote that turned the Wal-Mart bill into law, the whoops and cheers of advocates echoed in the vast hallway outside the House of Delegates. House Speaker Mike Busch was whisked outside the State House to...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  January 13, 2006; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  General Assembly  
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Stem Cell Stutter

On Tuesday, as he announced a $20 million proposal for stem cell research, Gov. Bob Ehrlich's communicatons director told reporters "The governor will have no restrictions on the use of this money. He's never been troubled by the ethical challenges...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  January 12, 2006; 5:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  General Assembly , Governor  
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Forgotten Fundraiser

Perhaps in the flurry of fundraising events that has brought Bob Ehrlich more than $10 million in campaign cash so far, he has forgotten about one or two. Like the one thrown by Wal-Mart in December 2004. During an...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  January 11, 2006; 8:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  General Assembly , Governor  
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Extreme Makeover for Ehrlich?

Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan's (D) campaign has become known for sending out snarky--some would say nasty--press releases and statements. For much of the fall, most were directed at his opponent for the Democratic nomination for governor, Baltimore...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  January 11, 2006; 4:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Governor  
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Cordially Invited

When Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. formally announces his stem cell plans today, he says he'd like to have supporters of the research alongside him, including Democrats from the legislature. He went so far as to invite them to attend...

By  |  January 11, 2006; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General Assembly  
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Democratic rivals weigh in on stem cells

Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s two Democratic rivals for governor were among the first --- and loudest -- voices to weigh in on the Republican incumbent's announcement that he will propose spending $20 million on stem cell research next year....

By John Wagner  |  January 11, 2006; 9:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General Assembly , Governor  
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Another Democrat for Senate

Former Baltimore County Executive Dennis F. Rasmussen is announcing tonight he will join the Democratic primary race for U.S. Senate, saying he offers a more moderate alternative to the existing field of candidates. In an interview, Rasmussen said "we...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  January 10, 2006; 6:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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At the Starting Gate

It's a new year, it's the start of an intense political year in Maryland, and so, an ideal time to get a sense of where Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. stands with voters. One way to judge that is with...

By  |  January 9, 2006; 10:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governor  
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Montgomery Senator Rejects Offer of Honor

Montgomery County state Sen. Leonard H. Teitelbaum (D) apparently has no plans to coast in retirement quietly. Last week, Teitelbaum, 75, announced he won't seek reelection after a 19-year career in the General Assembly. Teitelbaum's announcement came as he...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  January 9, 2006; 7:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Tax Cut or Gimmick?

Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr's announcement today that he would seek to rollback the state's property tax rate by 15 percent-- or 2 cents for every $100 of assessed value--prompted charges of election-year politics from, not surprisingly, his election-year...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  January 9, 2006; 6:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governor  
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"Shockwaves" from the AFL-CIO

It was billed as an announcement "sure to send shockwaves up and down the political spectrum." Whether the AFL-CIO accomplished that this morning is open to debate. But the union had a definitive message for members of the Maryland General...

By John Wagner  |  January 9, 2006; 4:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Take a Moment

Welcome to The Maryland Moment, a new washingtonpost.com blog that will keep you up to date on what's happening in the General Assembly and in the state's wider political circles. With the Free State preparing for some fierce races that...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  January 9, 2006; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
 
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