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Maryland Politics: May 21, 2006 - May 27, 2006

Securing Early Voting

Democrats and Republicans in Maryland don't agree about much when it comes to the subject of early voting. But they do agree that if early voting is to take place, there needs to be some way to ensure that people...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  May 27, 2006; 7:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
 
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Duncan and the Money from Saipan

Seven years ago on a single day in July, Doug Duncan's campaign recorded five, $4,000 checks from donors in Saipan. That's in the Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. commonwealth in the Pacific. Another contribution came in December 1999 from a...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  May 26, 2006; 3:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
 
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Ethics Complaint Filed

There was more fallout today from news about the activities of Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s personal lawyer, David Hamilton, who has been helping his legal clients set up meetings with the governor and other state officials in Annapolis but...

By  |  May 25, 2006; 1:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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O'Malley Camp Takes Off the Gloves

Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley's campaign appears to be shedding its gloves when responding to its Democratic rival for governor, Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan. The latest evidence came yesterday in the form of an O'Malley news release carrying this...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  May 25, 2006; 10:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Governor  
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October Surprise

Democrats succeeded in keeping the politically explosive issue of same-sex marriage off the ballot in November, but they may not be able to outrun the issue altogether. That's because the Maryland Court of Special Appeals has tentatively scheduled arguements about...

By  |  May 24, 2006; 7:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Duncan's Fighting Words

Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan's latest ad looks a lot like his first five, featuring the county exec and cardboard cutouts of his opponents in the governor's race. This 15-second spot, which begins airing this week on Baltimore television...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  May 24, 2006; 6:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governor  
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Trench Coat Politics

His January 2003 appearance rattled state government. And soon after the mysterious figure in the dark trench-coat began handing out pink slips at the behest of Gov.-elect Robert L. Ehrlich's incoming administration, T-shirts appeared: "Ehrlich-Steele. History is Here," they said...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  May 23, 2006; 4:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governor  
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Where's Joe, Part II

The state legislature held what they figured would be the final hearing in a probe looking at the dismissals by the administration of Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. And they did it without hearing from the man whose at-times audacious...

By  |  May 23, 2006; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General Assembly  
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BGE Bites Back

Fed up with criticism from politicians and electricity customers, Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. is fighting back this week with a $1 million media campaign. Expect to see the company's advertisements on television, radio and in the newspaper for at...

By Ann Marimow  |  May 23, 2006; 7:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governor  
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O'Malley Changes Horses--Updated

Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley last night announced a shakeup in the senior staff of his campaign for governor, naming a former leader of the Maryland Democratic Party to replace a national Democratic operative as his campaign manager. The campaign said...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  May 22, 2006; 7:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
 
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