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Maryland Politics: April 16, 2006 - April 22, 2006

Running Mate Rumors

Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan, who aides say is nearing the end of a search for a running mate in the governor's race, had a lengthy meeting on the topic a week and a half ago with Baltimore lawyer...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  April 22, 2006; 10:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Prosecutor Could Move Behind Bench

Less than a year after he was tapped to be Maryland's top federal prosecutor, U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein has emerged as a potential nominee for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. Sources familiar...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  April 22, 2006; 7:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Leisure World: Center of the Universe

"Welcome to the center of the universe in Maryland politics," proclaimed Sen. Leonard Teitelbaum (D-Montgomery), and, especially to Democratic politicians, the hyperbole can be forgiven. He was referring to Leisure World, the Montgomery County retirement community with about 8,500 residents...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  April 21, 2006; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Van Susteren Drops Out of Senate Race

Lise Van Susteren, a Montgomery County psychiatrist and the only woman in a crowded Democratic field for the U.S. Senate, sent a letter to supporters this morning withdrawing from the race. "I am proud of what our campaign accomplished," she...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  April 21, 2006; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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The Political Theater

The topic was reducing electricity rates for Maryland customers. But each of Maryland's candidates for governor chose a setting yesterday that helped convey the message they wanted to deliver. Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. chose the imposing governor's mansion...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  April 20, 2006; 10:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Governor  
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Ehrlich Sizes up the Media (Again)

No big headlines here, but Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. made it clear today that he still prefers the electronic media to newspapers. Ehrlich (R) offered his assessment at one of his periodic appearances at a "persuasion" class taught by...

By John Wagner  |  April 20, 2006; 7:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sen. Grosfeld Won't Run Again

Maryland State Sen. Sharon M. Grosfeld (D), one of the most progressive members of the General Assembly, announced yesterday she will not seek-reelection to a second term. Grosfeld, who represents District 18, has built a reputation in Annapolis as being...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  April 20, 2006; 4:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Petition Drive Politics

Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s campaign manager met with 19 members of the Rock Creek GOP Women's Club earlier this week to lay out plans for a petition drive that seeks to challenge early voting. The reason for the challenge,...

By  |  April 20, 2006; 10:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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New Poll Numbers

There are several competitve races in this year's Democratic primary, but many Maryland voters appear unlikely to support Republicans in the general election, according to a new poll released this morning. The poll by Gonzales Research and Marketing Strategies found...

By Tim Craig  |  April 17, 2006; 11:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
 
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Winners and Losers

State House reporters Matt Mosk, John Wagner and Ann E. Marimow compiled their list of winners and losers in this year's General Assembly session. Check out the list and attach an comment on your own nominations. Winners Brian C. Denton:...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  April 16, 2006; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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