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Maryland Politics: July 23, 2006 - July 29, 2006

The Ruben-Raskin endorsement dance

In the District 20 Senate Democratic primary contest between incumbent Ida G. Ruben and newcomer Jamie Raskin, endorsements from student groups don't always come easy. When Raskin received the backing of the Montgomery College Democrats and posted it on his...

By Ann Marimow  |  July 28, 2006; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Franchot goes after Schaefer

Del. Peter Franchot (D-Montgomery) turned more aggressive today in his bid for comptroller, purchasing an ad in the Baltimore Afro-American newspaper that attacks the incumbent for alleged racial insensitivity. The ad features a large picture of Comptroller William Donald Schaefer...

By John Wagner  |  July 28, 2006; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Rales Buses in Supporters

A public relations firm working for Democratic businessman Josh Rales's campaign for U.S. Senate in Maryland paid a drug-treatment center in Baltimore to bus about 20 patients to a candidates forum last week to boost visibility for the political newcomer,...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  July 26, 2006; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Michael Steele Unveiled

After hours of speculation, Lt. Gov. Michael Steele's campaign acknowledged yesterday afternoon that Steele was the anonymous Republican quoted in Dana Milbank's column in the Washington Post on Tuesday. The column, for those who missed it, described a Republican from...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  July 26, 2006; 7:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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GOP Gets Ahead of the Story

In their eagerness to beat up Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley (D) on education, leaders of the Maryland Republican Party got a little ahead of themselves last night. A news release sent to reporters early in the evening began thusly: "Maryland...

By John Wagner  |  July 25, 2006; 9:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governor  
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The Debate On Debates

The debate over debates has begun -- and Maryland voters could wind up seeing a lot more of their gubernatorial hopefuls than four years ago. Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) wrote last week to his Democratic challenger, Baltimore Mayor...

By John Wagner  |  July 24, 2006; 3:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governor  
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Courting the NAACP

The Maryland U.S. Senate campaign could boil down to the voting preferences of Maryland's the state's large African American population, especially with two prominent black candidates in the running. But only one of the leading Senate candidates took the opportunity...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  July 23, 2006; 10:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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