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Maryland Politics: October 1, 2006 - October 7, 2006

Ehrlich's Running Mate Choice

The rather long-winded question that came to Gov. Robert L.Ehrlich Jr. on the "Politics Program with Mark Plotkin" on Washington Post Radio boiled down to whether his lieutenant governor candidate, Kristen Cox, was qualified to be governor and whether...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  October 6, 2006; 6:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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A Saturday Not-Live Debate

After much posturing by their respective camps, Maryland's two leading gubernatorial candidates agreed yesterday to participate in a debate held hosted by a Baltimore television station. But viewers won't get to see it until a couple of days after it...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  October 5, 2006; 8:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
Categories:  Governor  
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Replacing Ruben

Nevermind that the general election is still six weeks away. The jockeying is well underway to fill the footsteps of outgoing Sen. Ida G. Ruben. Ruben (D-Dist. 20) campaigned for re-election in the September primary by touting her leadership roles:...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  October 5, 2006; 6:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Senate Ads Amplify Debate

Even before last night's U.S. Senate debate in Baltimore, Republican Michael Steele and Democrat Ben Cardin were slugging it out on the airwaves with two new campaign ads. Steele's ad accuses Cardin of "trash" politics and portrays him as a...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  October 4, 2006; 6:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Ehrlich Knocks Independent Ads

Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) complains about a so-called 527 group trying to link him to President Bush in a new fundraising solicitation sent by email. "Former O'Malley aide attacks my campaign," says the subject field. That is a...

By John Wagner  |  October 3, 2006; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Governor  
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O'Malley and Cardin Ahead, but Races Tighter

Five weeks before the November election, new polls conducted for the McClatchy Newspapers and MSNBC show Maryland's Democratic nominees for governor and U.S. Senate leading their Republican opponents but by smaller margins than other polls have shown.. In the Senate...

By Ann Marimow  |  October 2, 2006; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Puppy Love

Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele, it seems, can't go anywhere these days without being asked about that puppy. You know, the black-and-white Boston terrier that stars in his U.S. Senate campaign commercials -- and in the Democratic response ad...

By Phyllis Jordan  |  October 1, 2006; 6:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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