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Maryland Politics: April 23, 2006 - April 29, 2006

A Running Mate for Duncan

Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan had just made it through a news conference in Annapolis rates today when a reporter asked him if we was nearing a selection on a running mate in the governor's race. "Um, ah, we,...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  April 27, 2006; 3:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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New Poll Rates Candidates, Baseball Teams

The latest polling in the Maryland governor's race puts Mayor Martin O'Malley ahead of Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. by nine percentage points--46 percent to 37 percent--and finds Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan in a statistical dead heat with the...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  April 27, 2006; 2:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governor  
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Franchot Wins AFL-CIO Backing

Del. Peter Franchot has won the backing of the state's largest labor organization in his uphill bid to unseat Comptroller William Donald Schaefer in the Democratic primary. The Maryland State and D.C. AFL-CIO, which claims nearly 300,000 members, voted...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  April 26, 2006; 3:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Politics at the Pump--Ehrlich Weighs In

Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr's attention is quickly shifting from home energy costs to gas prices as the cost of filling up has soared. At a news conference this morning in Baltimore that was billed as an event to highlight...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  April 26, 2006; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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On the Road Again

Lt. Gov. Michael Steele drew attention earlier this year for the amount of time he spent outside the state of Maryland (128 days since taking office in 2003), much of it campaigning for President Bush in 2004. Now's he's back...

By  |  April 25, 2006; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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PSC Meeting: Just a Coincidence

Maryland's utility regulators say they did not violate the state's Open Meetings Act when four commissioners talked privately last month about rising electricity rates with aides to Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. Rather it was a coincidential meeting...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  April 24, 2006; 6:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General Assembly  
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