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Maryland Politics: August 6, 2006 - August 12, 2006

Poll Shows Ehrlich, O'Malley Tied

A new statewide poll shows Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and his Democratic opponent, Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley, tied in the race for governor, each with 41 percent of the vote. The poll of 500 registered voters contacted Aug....

By Phyllis Jordan  |  August 11, 2006; 2:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
 
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Maryland's Ned Lamont?

Tuesday's upset victory of Connecticut Democrat Ned Lamont over entrenched incumbent Sen. Joseph Lieberman did a lot to buoy the spirits of challengers in some Maryland's races. U.S. Senate candidate Josh Rales, who like Lamont is using his own fortune...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  August 10, 2006; 6:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
 
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Duncan Reappears--Quietly

There were several signs in recent days that County Executive Douglas M. Duncan (D) is preparing to make his first official debut since pulling he pulled out of the governor's race seven weeks ago to seek treatment for depression. First,...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  August 10, 2006; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Governor  
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Prince of Darkness In the Spotlight

For four hours today, political operative Joseph Steffen answered questions on his tenure working for Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. Steffen, who goes by the nickname "Prince of Darkness" admitted today to looking for state employees to purge and...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  August 9, 2006; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  General Assembly  
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Schaefer's Challengers Turn on Each Other

A war of words has erupted between the two candidates seeking to oust fellow Democrat William Donald Schaefer as Maryland comptroller. As the incumbent and a legend in Maryland politics, former governor and Baltimore mayor, the 84-year-old Schaefer remains the...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  August 9, 2006; 6:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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Steele Speaks Out on Issues, Mfume

Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele, the leading Republican in the U.S. Senate race, released the most detailed position statements to date on a number of high-profile issues, including the Iraq war, national energy policy, immigration and affirmative action....

By Phyllis Jordan  |  August 8, 2006; 9:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
 
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