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Maryland Politics: September 10, 2006 - September 16, 2006

Keeping track of Ehrlich

Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. had a tracker moment of his own yesterday -- though nothing comparable to that of Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) a few weeks ago. Following a gubernatorial forum with his Democratic challenger, Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley,...

By John Wagner  |  September 15, 2006; 10:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Schaefer Bows Out

William Donald Schaefer, 84, the Maryland political patriarch who served four terms as Baltimore's mayor and two as governor, conceded defeat this morning. The comptroller had cake and coffee with his staff early, and then met reporters for a news...

By  |  September 13, 2006; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Trouble at the Polls

In election day tradition, we won't be blogging about candidates today, but we're interested to hear your experiences at the polls. Widespread problems in Montgomery County kept hundreds of voters from casting their ballots, and there were reports of problems...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  September 12, 2006; 10:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Strange Bedfellows?

The off-beat campaign commercial promoting Michael Steele has gotten a lot of buzz in Maryland political circles. In the visually-spare, 30-second spot, Steele mugs for the camera, and talks casually about the general sense of malaise people feel with Washington....

By  |  September 11, 2006; 9:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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They've Got Your Number

If your phone is ringing, chances are it's a politician. Or his wife. Or another popular elected official. Or a national figure. Or an actor. The live and computerized calls coming to telephones across Maryland mark the last ditch effort...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  September 11, 2006; 9:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Beyond the Primary

Following Tuesday's competitive statewide primaries, the most immediate challenge facing Maryland Democrats will be uniting the party, including its vanquished hopefuls, to focus on the Republican ticket in November. The task could be made more difficult this year, party insiders...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  September 10, 2006; 10:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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