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Maryland Politics: June 4, 2006 - June 10, 2006

Family Values

Democrats Martin O'Malley and Douglas M. Duncan have put television commercials for their gubernatorial bids up on the air, but Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. continues to wait. Still, Ehrlich is not staying silent. In addition to keeping his...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  June 10, 2006; 10:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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TV and the Governor's Race

After five weeks of broadcasting TV commercials to break the ice with Baltimore voters, Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan's campaign told supporters this week that its media strategy is working and that "momentum is on our side." So it was...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  June 9, 2006; 6:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governor  
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Gansler Assembles Team

When Doug Gansler announced his campaign team in his race for state Attorney General yesterday, there were a lot of familiar names. His campaign manager will be Sandy Brantley, who was once general counsel to then Gov. Parris N. Glendening,...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  June 8, 2006; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Schaefer Takes the Cake

First Lady Kendel Ehrlich waltzed in with a cake to present to William Donald Schaefer at the start of Wednesday's Board of Public Works meeting, welcoming the state comptroller back from a bout with the flu. "Alright, he's got his...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  June 8, 2006; 6:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Democratic Playbook?

If you were wondering what the Democratic lawmakers have in mind the special General Assembly planned for next week, Montgomery delegate and state comptroller candidate Peter Franchot shared a bit of strategy during an appearance yesterday on News Channel 8's...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  June 7, 2006; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General Assembly  
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Smokin' Tax

When Doug Duncan backed a cigarette tax increase yesterday to pay for the state's health care priorities, the Republican governor's response was quite predictable. The governor is always on the side of lower taxes," said Henry Fawell, a spokesman for...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  June 7, 2006; 6:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Summer Session

Rank and file lawmakers began reacting quickly to word they will be summoned back to Annapolis to once again joust over rising electricity rates. State Sen. John Astle (D) said he thought a special session was a fine idea (of...

By  |  June 6, 2006; 6:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General Assembly  
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Franchot on the Campaign Trail

Aside from a few members of the news media, there was little overlap in the audiences when Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan's held a news conference in Silver Spring on slots and Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley's town hall meeting...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  June 5, 2006; 11:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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O'Malley Starts TV Ad Campaign

Montgomery County Executive and gubernatorial contender Douglas M. Duncan (D) was first out of the gate last month in what looks to be a slowly escalating political advertising assault on Maryland television viewers. Next on the scene will be his...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  June 4, 2006; 6:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governor  
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