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Maryland Politics: September 3, 2006 - September 9, 2006

Sharp Words in the AG, Comptroller Races

In the final days before Tuesday's primary, campaigning has suddenly gotten a lot uglier in the races for state attorney general and comptroller. Stu Simms, the Baltimore lawyer who entered the AG's race late and led a quiet campaign at...

By Phyllis Jordan  | September 8, 2006; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
 
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Ring, ring....

As candidates step up efforts to remind their supporters to vote next Tuesday, many are making use of automated telephone recordings. Most recently, that includes U.S. Senate candidate Allan Lichtman, who has asked former presidential contender George McGovern to record...

By  | September 8, 2006; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Steele's Highwire Act

Republican Senate candidate Michael Steele began airing a new television commercial yesterday, which uses inspirational music and snippets of Steele speeches to introduce him to voters. Imagine "Rocky" as a political ad. The spot continues his campaigns most ambitious effort,...

By  | September 7, 2006; 6:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
 
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Primary Forecast: Rain?

It's an axiom of politics that bad weather depresses voter turnout. So plenty of Maryland politicians could be watching the Weather Channel this weekend as Tropical Storm Florence swirls toward the United States, potentially hitting the Mid-Atlantic just in time...

By Phyllis Jordan  | September 7, 2006; 6:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Mother Hubbard and the Dog

If Janet Owens is "Mother Hubbard" of fairy tale fame, does that make William Donald Schaefer the "poor dog" ? Schaefer, 84, told Washington Post columnist Marc Fisher in comments published yesterday that Owens, the Anne Arundel County executive, is...

By Phyllis Jordan  | September 6, 2006; 6:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
 
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Ehrlich, Steele Skip Bush Visit

In his infamous background interview last month, the one where Michael Steele talked about the "Scarlet R" for Republican, a reporter asked the lieutenant governor if he wanted Bush to come to Maryland to campaign with him. "To be honest,"...

By Phyllis Jordan  | September 5, 2006; 6:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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An Early Start on November

Even before the Sept. 12 primary, Maryland Democrats are busy preparing for a bruising Senate race against the presumptive Republican nominee, Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele . Last week, party volunteers began distributing thousands of door hangers in the six...

By Phyllis Jordan  | September 3, 2006; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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