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Maryland Politics: July 2, 2006 - July 8, 2006

Ehrlich the Prognosticator

Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) played political pundit yesterday during an interview on Washington Post Radio and sized up some of the statewide contests on the ballot this fall. Not suprisingly, Ehrlich predicted that his lieutenant governor, Michael S....

By Phyllis Jordan  |  July 8, 2006; 7:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Betting the House

As Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley picked up about three dozen endorsements from the Montgomery County political establishment yesterday, one person grinning especially broadly. O'Malley's running mate, Del. Anthony G. Brown, has come to Rockville in May to rally supporters and...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  July 7, 2006; 9:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Governor  
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Schaefer on the Border

Comptroller William Donald Schaefer can't seem to keep from commenting when it comes to immigrants. "I get so irritated that we just open the borders, let everybody in, put everybody in the schools, educate them, all that sort of stuff,...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  July 6, 2006; 11:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
 
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Rales Rolls Out Ads

If few Maryland voters are familiar with the name Josh Rales now, many more certainly will recognize the Montgomery County businessman and U.S. Senate candidate by the Sept. 12 primary. Rales, one of 18 Democrats running for the open...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  July 6, 2006; 6:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Politics on Parade

While many of us spent the Fourth of July relaxing, candidates for statewide were racing from parade to parade, waving from atop convertibles or walking parade routes in the broiling heat. Several ran the gauntlet of suburban Baltimore events: In...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  July 5, 2006; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Same-Sex Survey

As a state appeals court prepares to debate the constitutionality of Maryland's law prohibiting same-sex marriage, a new Washington Post poll shows the electorate is decidedly split. Half of th 902 registered voters surveyed June 19-25 favored allowing gay and...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  July 3, 2006; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (96)
 
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