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Maryland Politics: May 14, 2006 - May 20, 2006

Endorsement Stalemate

Maryland's largest teachers union deadlocked yesterday over endorsing a candidate for governor, denying both Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan and Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley a coveted prize in the Democratic primary. Representatives of the 64,000-member Maryland State Teachers Association...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  May 20, 2006; 7:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  Governor  
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Another Week, Another Set of Ads

Douglas M. Duncan's cardboard cut-out campaign continues on TV. The Democratic gubernatorial hopeful says he will debut two more ads tomorrow that take aim at his two opponents, Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley (D) and Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R)....

By Phyllis Jordan  |  May 19, 2006; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Governor  
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Hail and Farewell

Today marks Tim Craig's final day with the Maryland Moment. Starting Monday, he moves from his perch in Montgomery County to the Post's Virginia staff, where he'll team up with Mike Shear to cover state politics and the General Assembly...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  May 19, 2006; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Who Will Win Montgomery?

Prince George's Del. Anthony G. Brown swaggered onto the home turf of Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan yesterday and made a bold claim: Not only will Duncan lose his bid for governor in this September's Democratic primary, but he...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  May 18, 2006; 7:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Governor  
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Duncan Challenges Ehrlich on Guns

The props this time were not lifesize cutouts of the other candidates. They were real guns, and they came in handy as Montgomery County executive Douglas M. Duncan (D) took a few potshots at Gov. Robert E. Ehrlich Jr.'s...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  May 17, 2006; 4:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governor  
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Dangerous Talk

The two leading Democrats seeking to replace Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. yesterday sought to turn on its head the Republican incumbent's well-known exhortation to the business community to "be dangerous." Ehrlich (R) has used the phrase to encourage...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  May 17, 2006; 10:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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Into the Ring

Doug Gansler made it official today: he will seek the Democratic nomination for the attorney general's seat being vacated by five-term incumbent J. Joseph Curran Jr. Gansler, 43, the Montgomery County chief prosecutor who's been considering a bid for quite...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  May 15, 2006; 5:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Gun Ban in the Crosshairs

Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan's new television ads have set off a dispute with Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s reelection team about just where the governor stands on assault weapons. In the 15-second spot, Duncan addresses a cutout figure of...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  May 15, 2006; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Running to the Left

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md), a critic of President Bush's decision to invade Iraq, is facing an opponent in this year's Democratic primary who says he's merely paying lip service to the anti-war movement. Since being elected in 2002,...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  May 14, 2006; 7:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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