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Maryland Politics: August 20, 2006 - August 26, 2006

Perez off the Ballot, Early Voting Rejected

The Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling that Maryland's early voting law violates the state constitution. And, the high court reversed another lower court ruling that had allowed Montgomery County Council member Tom Perez to run for...

By Phyllis Jordan  | August 25, 2006; 3:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
 
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Steele's New Agenda

Quoting John F. Kennedy during a speech to supporters at a fundraiser last night, Republican Senate candidate Michael Steele vowed to fight poverty if elected, and continued to wage his campaign by calling himself an outsider. This passage may best...

By  | August 25, 2006; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
 
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Endorsements All Around

With less than three weeks until the Sept. 12 primary, candidates across the state are announcing endorsments to bolster their campaigns. U.S. Senate race: Democrat Kweisi Mfume will pick up an endorsement from former governor and fellow Democrat Parris N....

By Phyllis Jordan  | August 24, 2006; 6:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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O'Malley Ad Spotlights Record

Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley touts a "housing boom," a reduction in violent crime and improving test scores in his city in the gubernatorial hopeful's latest television ad. The ad, which started airing yesterday in the expansive Baltimore media market, says...

By John Wagner  | August 23, 2006; 7:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Outside Men

Casting himself as a Washington outsider, Republican Senate candidate Michael S. Steele launched his first television ad yesterday, promising to be a "different kind of senator." On the other side of the political divide, Democratic Senate candidate Josh Rales also...

By Phyllis Jordan  | August 23, 2006; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Simms and the "Party Bosses"

They are what U.S. Senate candidate Kweisi Mfume likes to refer to as the Democratic party bosses: Steny Hoyer, the long-serving congressman and House minority whip, and Mike Miller, the even longer serving state Senate president, both of whom carry...

By Phyllis Jordan  | August 22, 2006; 6:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Ehrlich: The Next Four Years

With the campaign sure to focus on what Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich has or hasn't accomplished in his four years as governor, Ehrlich took the opportunity yesterday to outline what he would focus on if elected to another four years....

By Phyllis Jordan  | August 20, 2006; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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