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Maryland Politics: September 17, 2006 - September 23, 2006

Political Punch?

Was it a "love tap" as one witness described it? Or did Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller actually walk up to a Prince George's County developer and punch him in the jaw yesterday? Looks like Miller will have to...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  September 21, 2006; 3:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  General Assembly  
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Radio Ad Flap

Michael Steele this morning demanded that the National Black Republican Association halt its advertising campaign on radio stations in Baltimore, calling the ads "insulting." The 60-second ads identify Martin Luther King Jr. as a Republican and pin the founding of...

By  |  September 21, 2006; 10:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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Mothball the Machines

If Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has his way, Maryland will ditch the electronic voting machines that contributed to last week's primary day chaos and go back to paper ballots for November's election. "When in doubt go paper, go low-tech,"...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  September 20, 2006; 4:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
 
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Steele Backer Courts Mfume

Darlene Jackson wants Democrat Kweisi Mfume to consider supporting Republican Michael Steele for Senate, and wrote a startling open letter this morning to Mfume that she distributed to the group she heads, the Black Republican Council of Maryland. In it,...

By  |  September 20, 2006; 10:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Tales from the Polls

Three year ago, Johns Hopkins computer scientist Avi Rubin shook up Maryland with a report decrying security failures in the brand new electronic voting machines the state had purchased from Diebold Elections Systems. Last week, Rubin admits in his recounting...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  September 19, 2006; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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O'Malley Introduces Himself in D.C. Market

Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley began advertising in the D.C. television stations last night, the first time the Democratic candidate for governor has aired ads outside of the Baltimore media market. And what did he talk about? Baltimore. More specifically...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  September 18, 2006; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Governor  
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Cardin Staffer Fired For Blog Remarks

Howard Dean helped persuade politicians that ready access to the Internet could drastically improve the way political candidates campaign. Now it's a junior staffer of Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, the Democrat running for Senate in Maryland, who has provided the...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  September 17, 2006; 7:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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