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Maryland Politics: June 18, 2006 - June 24, 2006

Duncan's Stunner

Doug Duncan's expected announcement today that he is dropping out of the governor's race has stunned the state's political world. His two rivals, Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley and Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. offered no immediate reaction. O'Malley's office planned...

By  |  June 22, 2006; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
Categories:  Governor  
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Electricity Wars

Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is preparing to announce today whether he will sign or veto legislation aimed at reducing the sting of rising electricity costs. House leaders decided this would be a fine time to give the governor a...

By  |  June 22, 2006; 9:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  General Assembly  
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A honking endorsement

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce's endorsement of its hometown candidate in the Democratic primary came as no surprise yesterday. But it was an opportunity for supporters to remind voters of Doug Duncan's accomplishments during his 12-year-tenure as the county's...

By Ann Marimow  |  June 22, 2006; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Ehrlich Hits the Airwaves

Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) began airing the first campaign commercial today in what is likely to be a summer-long television advertising blitz aimed at securing his reelection in November. The ad, which was e-mailed to supporters last night,...

By  |  June 21, 2006; 9:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Governor  
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Duncan Dancing For Dollars

Doug Duncan brings some musical star power to his bid for governor this week to celebrate his wife's 50th birthday and raise some campaign cash. The Montgomery County executive caps off a week of fundraising events - in Reisterstown last...

By Ann Marimow  |  June 20, 2006; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Fired Ehrlich Appointee to Speak Out

A week after Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. fired his appointee to the Metro Board for making controversial remarks about homosexuality on a local cable TV talk show, that same appointee plans to be back on television. Robert Smith will...

By  |  June 20, 2006; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  Governor  
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Power Politics II

Democrats are crying foul about the way Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is organizing his veto hearing on the issue of electricity rate relief. The governor has scheduled a rare veto hearing to review the legislation recently approved by the...

By  |  June 19, 2006; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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