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Maryland Politics: June 25, 2006 - July 1, 2006

The First Lady and the Press

Maryland First Lady Kendel Ehrlich has never been shy when it comes to sharing her thoughts about her husband's political rivals or how the media is treating him. The latest evidence of that came last week in Ocean City during...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  July 1, 2006; 7:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Simms's Instant Campaign

Baltimore lawyer Stu Simms launched his campaign for state attorney general yesterday with a big boost from former running mate Doug Duncan. It's not just the name recognition that came with the Montgomery County executive's decision in April to...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  June 30, 2006; 9:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
 
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Ehrlich's Running Mate

You read it here first 29 days ago: Ehrlich's pick for a running mate is, indeed, Kristen Cox. Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) announced Kristen Cox, the state's secretary of disabilities who is blind, as his running mate at...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  June 29, 2006; 11:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
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Politics by the Numbers

When Republican Bob Ehrlich took the governor's mansion four years, he relied on an electoral formula that turned the Democrats' recipe for success on its head. He didn't pick off any of the Democrat's three reliable strongholds: Montgomery and Prince...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  June 28, 2006; 6:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
 
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Schaefer's Woman Problem

It should come as a surprise to no one, but Comptroller William Donald Schaefer has turned off a sizeable percentage of Maryland's women voters. And the long-time pol is now more popular with Republicans than his fellow Democrats, according...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  June 28, 2006; 6:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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No sharp elbows in Ocean City

As candidates' forums go, this one was a little unusual. The Maryland Municipal League had invited the two Democrats running for governor as well as the Republican incumbent to participate in a forum this morning in Ocean City focused on...

By John Wagner  |  June 27, 2006; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Fire Me, Please

The embattled chairman of the Public Service Commission Kenneth D. Schisler filed a lawsuit yesterday to try to save his job and those of his fellow commissioners who oversee electricity rates throughout the state. But one of the commissioners is...

By Ann Marimow  |  June 27, 2006; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Public Service Ads Called Political

Democrats are questioning a program announced last week by Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) that is aimed at notifying state residents by phone whenever a paroled sexual predator moves into their Zip code. The program, which is being paid...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  June 26, 2006; 10:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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