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Maryland Politics: March 5, 2006 - March 11, 2006

The Blame Game

Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and his aides used a press appearance in Annapolis Friday to try and pin the blame for the impending electricity rate hikes on Democrats in the General Assembly. They said Democrats led by Senate President...

By  |  March 11, 2006; 3:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General Assembly  
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Start the debates...Maybe?

Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan (D) says he's ready to start debating his opponent for the Democratic nomination for governor, Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley. "I am ready whenever," said Duncan, who trails O'Malley in the polls and fundraising. "I say...

By Tim Craig  |  March 11, 2006; 5:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governor  
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Lichtman's Big Splash

U.S. Senate candidate Allan Lichtman has plunged into the Democratic primary contest, literally jumping into the C&O Canal in a business suit for the campaign's first television commercial that begins airing today on television stations that air in the Washington...

By Ann Marimow  |  March 10, 2006; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Impeachment Plan Stuffed

A legislative committee rejected last night an effort by Anne Arundel Del. Donald Dwyer Jr. to remove from the bench the Baltimore circuit judge who ruled in January that the state's same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional. In a heated debate...

By  |  March 10, 2006; 9:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General Assembly , Same-Sex Marriage  
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The ICC Enters the Governor's Race

Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan is accusing his opponent for the Democratic nomination for governor, Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley, of "waffling" over whether the Intercounty Connector should be built. The building of the proposed east-west highway, which would link Interstate...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  March 9, 2006; 6:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Power Politics

As homeowners absorbed the news that their electric bills could go up as much as 72 percent (38.5 percent for Pepco's customers and 72 for BG&E's), the candidates for governor were quick to weigh in. Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan,...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  March 9, 2006; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governor  
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A maestro in the Senate

Yesterday's five-hour Senate filibuster over stem cell research featured plenty of asides from lawmakers intent on keeping the discussion going. Colleagues learned this, for instance, about Minority Whip Andrew P. Harris (R-Baltimore), who held court longer than any other member:...

By John Wagner  |  March 9, 2006; 9:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General Assembly  
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Duncan's Video Debut

Theoretically, it could be the first commercial of this fall's Democratic primary for governor. But the video produced by Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan isn't running on TV just yet. He sent it out on an email to supporters yesterday....

By Phyllis Jordan  |  March 8, 2006; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governor  
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Blame it on the Judge

Del. Donald Dwyer Jr. made good yesterday on his threat to try and impeach the Baltimore circuit judge who ruled recently that the state could not prevent gays and lesbians from marrying. His "Address For The Removal Of Judge...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  March 7, 2006; 6:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Same-Sex Marriage  
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Steele Selects New Manager

Lt. Gov. Michael Steele today named a new manager for his U.S. Senate bid, tapping a Republican operative from Maine who served as political director for U.S. Sen. Olympia Snow's successful campaign in 2000. Michael Leavitt's first day on the...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  March 7, 2006; 5:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The First Lady's New Career

Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and his wife Kendel Ehrlich hit the talk show circuit this morning to defend the first lady's job with Comcast. Her job, as reported in Tuesday's Post, involved producing and starring in a television talk...

By  |  March 7, 2006; 9:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Governor  
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Santa Claus and the Grinch

In the next two weeks, Senate budget writers will try to shave $100 million from the spending plan proposed by Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. Leading up to those decisions, the Republican governor held a series of news conferences last...

By Ann Marimow  |  March 6, 2006; 5:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  General Assembly , Governor  
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The Other Side of the Fence

There was no suspense surrounding this afternoon's endorsement announcement. Word had gotten out last week that the AFL-CIO is backing the gubernatorial bid of Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley (D). But the event was still noteworthy because its location. O'Malley appeared...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  March 6, 2006; 4:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Governor  
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Steele Plans Card Fundraiser

Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele (R) is dipping back into President Bush's campaign finance donor pool this week as he continues to raise money to fund his campaign for U.S. Senate. This time, Steele will be in New York at...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  March 5, 2006; 9:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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