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Boyd on the air, having "huge impact"


Does the name Ed Boyd ring a bell?

The Green Party candidate for governor has kept a decidedly lower profile this election season than his counterpart in the U.S. Senate race, Kevin Zeese.

But in a meandering press release from his campaign this morning, we learned several things, including this: "For ... several weeks, the Boyd campaign has been running radio ads on local radio station WOLB. A 30-second spot and a 60-second spot have ran several times in the mornings and the afternoons during the weekdays."

"The ads have had a huge impact," Myles Hoenig, Ed Boyd's campaign manager, says in the release. "We will continue to run them until Election Day to let people know that they actually have a choice in this race."

Boyd faces Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) and Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley (D) in November. Christopher A. Driscoll, a Populist Party candidate, has also filed for the race, as have two write-in candidates, Charles Ulysses Smith of Baltimore and John J. Simmins of Waldorf.

By John Wagner  |  October 26, 2006; 6:59 AM ET
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Leave it to che to clutter the comments with off-topic drivel that doesn't even relate to the state of Maryland. Edit please!

Posted by: Rufus | October 26, 2006 11:04 AM | Report abuse


Let's talk about something interesting...Oh wait, I know, how about the Senatorial debate?

Did you know that Michael Steele was actually cognizant of the fact that the term "Purple Line" is a reference to the Metro rail system? How can Cardin represent me when he knows nothing about this far away land called Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties?

Anyone that caught the only televised Senatorial debate aimed at the DC suburb's saw that Cardin was out of his element. Not only did Steele show his trademark charisma but he also showed that he has a grasp of the issues affecting MD voters in the DC area.

Posted by: BG from PG | October 26, 2006 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Radio station WOLB? Never heard of it...

...but I'm sure the ads are having a tremendous impact.

Posted by: Rufus | October 26, 2006 2:08 PM | Report abuse

After the Post's endorsement of Ehrlich, I guess it's just me and you Rufus.

The lefties must have folded their tents and moved on...

Posted by: BG from PG | October 26, 2006 5:11 PM | Report abuse

I'm hearing from DOJ sources that Governor Ehrlich and all the Governor's men have some explaining to do about their obstruction of justice in a federal investigation into their shakedown of big gambling companies.

As the Washington Post reported on October 12, 2006: "On June 2 and 16, 2004, the U.S. attorney's office in Baltimore issued subpoenas to Ehrlich's communications director, Paul S. Schurick, as part of a wide-reaching probe into contacts between the governor's administration and an array of gambling interests."

Makes you wonder why we never heard about this. Well, it connects with another story from earlier this year.

In a Baltimore Sun op-ed on January 26, 2006, Ehrlich's former friend, ex-U.S. Attorney Tom DiBiagio wrote: "There was constant pressure to... aim low and look the other way from potentially corrupt officials. The pressure finally culminated in a threat that I would be 'hurt' if I continued doing what I was doing."

At the time, most people probably thought DiBiagio was talking about Democratic officials - which really doesn't make any sense. How could they possibly "hurt" him?

Turns out DiBiagio was talking about Ehrlich and his allies - whose illegal activities he was investigating. And the threats were political and related to his career. Ehrlich's allies were pressuring and threatening the U.S. Attorney to "look the other way" when it came to their criminal activities.

DiBiagio is telling this story to lawyers all over town. Ehrlich's folks are getting ready to throw DiBiagio under the bus. The cover-up is always worse than the crime.

Posted by: nojoke2006 | October 26, 2006 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Looks like the O'Malley camp is trying to peddle more rumors. Did anyone else hear the coordinated calls to black radio stations last week saying Ehrlich voted against MLK Jr day? Ehrlich wasn't even in Congress when the vote happened. Sad, but O'Malley's campaign has engaged in a series of dirty tricks rumor-mongering campaigning that their candidate cried about on television just a year ago.

Posted by: Bryan | October 26, 2006 8:10 PM | Report abuse

On the Baltimore Sun's forums today another rumor was started by a poster named UnapologeticDemocrat suggesting Ehrlich supplied the Baltimore Sun with the DUI story citing Ehrlich having a copy of his bar application on hand. The truth of the matter is that Ehrlich was questioned on it in the 2002 campaign so they suspected the same old dirty tricks campaign from the left.

3 rumors in one week already attacking Ehrlich. Truly is sad.

Posted by: Bryan | October 26, 2006 8:16 PM | Report abuse

The headline should read:


Posted by: BG from PG | October 26, 2006 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Ehrlich taking money from gambling interests? Abramoff singing like a canary. In fact the FBI gave Abramoff his own desk in their office. Do we really want to take the chance that Kristen Cox might become the next Governor? What a disaster!

Posted by: Special k | October 26, 2006 11:28 PM | Report abuse

Ehrlich and Abramoff are just part of the jingoisitc flag waving propaganda machine for Bush and Cheney.

Bush Lies and People Dies.

What is really cool about Noam Chomsky is that he questions authority and doesn't want to accept the propaganda about what really happened on 9/11. The Bush illegal war in Iraq was only possible if the people believed that 9/11 was the result of 19 hijackers and jet airplanes.

There are many really cool progressive Web sites that prove it was more than likely squib charges that brought down the WTC, and the use of holograms convinced many (but not us really cool progressives) that it was jet airplanes being flown into the building.

Chomsky won't accept the propaganda and other really cool progressives like me and Sean Penn and Randi Rhodes are all onto the lies of the Bush regime.

Thank goodness there is the Internet, that allows for those on the left to bypass the corporate controlled media to find the truth.

I post on the Baltimore Sun bulletin board using names like Kenect2, soulflower, MithrilKnight and a half dozen others. Come over and try and debate me -- I win every time. -Scott Laughrey

Posted by: Scott Laughrey | October 27, 2006 5:32 AM | Report abuse

Why is the Post giving Leggett a free ride in Montgomery County?

Posted by: voter | October 27, 2006 7:27 AM | Report abuse

So we have the usual off-topic drivel from che followed by an incoherent rant from a 9/11 conspiracy whack-job. Perfect!

Yes, the election now belongs to Ehrlich and these sad remnants are all that's left to oppose him.

Posted by: Rufus | October 27, 2006 7:36 AM | Report abuse

I'm enjoying the desperate rumor-mongering from the O'Malley camp. Right now they'll say anything and do anything to deflect attention from the Washington Post endorsement and DUI charges. Special K, you stopped posting on the Balt Sun forums--didn't like their rules of no rumor-mongering?

Posted by: Bryan | October 27, 2006 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Steele doesn't know diddily -he was at the WRONG Metro station today! SNAP!

Posted by: MD4BUSH | October 27, 2006 3:05 PM | Report abuse

how quaint, our favorite insider wannabee Bryan still trying to peddle stale day-old non-news about a 20-year old acquittal.

Posted by: MD4BUSH | October 27, 2006 3:08 PM | Report abuse

I think we need to look into this so that we can claim Martin as our next state leader. Martin will not have any of these problems, he is so smart and so good looking and I love to go and see his band when he wears he short black T-shirts and struts his stuff around the stage. Martin will be my favorite guitar playing politician for now and forever! I have a poster of Martin on my wall right next to my Bobby Sherman poster.

Posted by: baltimoregal | October 28, 2006 8:26 AM | Report abuse

MD4BUSH? That name rings a bell...

Attempting to peddle more rumors about O'Malley?

Posted by: Rufus | October 29, 2006 6:20 PM | Report abuse

John Simmins's campaign website:

Posted by: Chuck Simmins | October 31, 2006 11:33 AM | Report abuse

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