Archive: November 2006

Flier Inquiry Doesn't Fly

The U.S. Justice Department has apparently closed an inquiry into the distribution of misleading fliers on election day by the campaigns of Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and of Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele, who was seeking an open...

By | November 30, 2006; 12:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

O'Malley Taking Two More from Baltimore

Gov.-elect Martin O'Malley (D) today tapped two more trusted aides from Baltimore City Hall for senior staff positions when he moves to Annapolis in January. O'Malley, the Baltimore mayor, announced that Peggy J. Watson, a former city finance director, and...

By John Wagner | November 29, 2006; 11:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

Mike Miller's Wish List

Maryland Gov.-elect Martin O'Malley (D) is getting no shortage of advice on whom to give coveted state jobs, and yesterday Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. became the latest to weigh in. Miller (D-Calvert) said he was finishing up...

By Phyllis Jordan | November 29, 2006; 6:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

Reporting for (Jury) Duty

Talk about bad timing. Gov.-elect Martin O'Malley, who takes the reins of Maryland government in 51 days, has been summoned for jury service. O'Malley (D) is scheduled to appear early this morning in Circuit Court in downtown Baltimore. O'Malley transition...

By Phyllis Jordan | November 27, 2006; 6:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

O'Malley's Hit Parade

There was talk yesterday of the Top 40 at a transition meeting for the incoming administration of Gov.-elect Martin O'Malley (D). But it had nothing to do with music. Lt. Gov.-elect Anthony G. Brown, who is leading O'Malley's steering committee,...

By John Wagner | November 22, 2006; 10:59 AM ET | Comments (26)

Following the Leader

Montgomery County Deputy State's Attorney Katherine Winfree is getting a promotion, albeit one that entails a murderous commute and a slight pay cut. As of January, Montgomery 's No. 2 prosecutor will become the state's No. 2 law enforcement official....

By Phyllis Jordan | November 22, 2006; 9:17 AM ET | Comments (0)

Skyscraper for Sale

When Bob Ehrlich first ran for govenor in 2002, he pledged to help balance the budget by selling off some of the state's assets. He ran into a bit of trouble when he tried to accomplish that by selling state-owned...

By Phyllis Jordan | November 20, 2006; 6:52 AM ET | Comments (4)

Steeling himself for the future

Fresh from his loss in the U.S. Senate contest with Rep. Ben Cardin (D), Republican Michael Steele was on CNN with Wolf Blitzer this week talking about national politics, his future and some of the election day shenanigans in Prince...

By Ann Marimow | November 17, 2006; 12:06 PM ET | Comments (19)

The transition gets going

Maryland Gov.-elect Martin O'Malley (D) yesterday introduced a 42-member transition steering committee to help him prepare to take office in January. Here is a list of those serving, with biographical snippets that were provided by O'Malley's staff: * Shannon Avery,...

By John Wagner | November 17, 2006; 10:06 AM ET | Comments (4)

Republicans reorganize

Demoralized by the loss of the governor and of at least seven seats in the House of Delegates, Maryland Republicans are trying to pull themselves off the floor and reorganize. Del. Patrick L. McDonough, a Baltimore area Republican, said yesterday...

By | November 15, 2006; 11:19 AM ET | Comments (19)

Ehrlich Says Thank You

In an open letter to Marylanders today, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) thanked the state's citizens for "an incredible ride" in politics. Ehrlich, who was defeated last week by Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley (D), will leave office in January...

By John Wagner | November 14, 2006; 3:07 PM ET | Comments (12)

A Who's Who for Hughes

A tribute last night to former Gov. Harry R. Hughes drew a who's who of Maryland Democrats, many of them making sure to congratulate the state's next governor, Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley. Hughes was saluted by the Maryland Center for...

By John Wagner | November 14, 2006; 10:44 AM ET | Comments (2)

What's Next for Ehrlich?

So how is Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. coping with his election loss? Perhaps it should come as no surprise that the Republican incumbent's most candid assessment came during a call into the Sports Junkies on WJFK (106.7 FM)....

By Phyllis Jordan | November 13, 2006; 6:50 AM ET | Comments (16)

O'Malley Says Grasmick Should Go

State Schools Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick is one Maryland official that Gov.-elect Martin O'Malley has no immediate way to replace. But the Baltmore mayor is not hiding his views on the subject. "It might be a good time for her...

By John Wagner | November 10, 2006; 11:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

Flier Roils Republicans--and Democrats

Among the less noted features of the much denounced Election Day flier authorized by the campaigns of Republicans Michael S. Steele and Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is that the sample ballot actually advocated Democrats, rather than their fellow Republicans,...

By Phyllis Jordan | November 9, 2006; 3:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

Flier Fury

As Prince George's County voters turned out at the polls today, they were greeted by poll workers handing out an "official voter guide," sporting pictures of County Executive Jack B. Johnson, his predecessor, Wayne K. Curry, and former NAACP president...

By Phyllis Jordan | November 7, 2006; 2:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

Forecasting the Election

With the latest polls showing both the Maryland governor and U.S. Senate races tight if not tied, pundits across the nation are weighing in on how tomorrow's election will turnout. Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball predicts a victory for both Democrats:...

By Phyllis Jordan | November 6, 2006; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Norris on the Stump for Ehrlich

Former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani was the main attraction last night at a rally for Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) that drew about 200 of the party faithful to a Prince George's County fire station. But the...

By John Wagner | November 6, 2006; 10:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

Campaign Demands

It's that time a year when the campaigns get a little demanding. Democrats yesterday were demanding that Republican tear up their 13-page handbook that describes how to challenge voters whom GOP poll workers suspect of fraud. "I don't think they're...

By Phyllis Jordan | November 3, 2006; 10:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cardin Democrats

Three days after his predecessor endorsed Republican Senate Michael S. Steele for the U.S. Senate, Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson is coming out this morning for Democrat Benjamin L. Cardin. Johnson and Rep. Al Wynn, who backed former...

By Phyllis Jordan | November 2, 2006; 9:39 AM ET | Comments (27)

Dueling Polls

OK, so The Washington Post poll comes out Sunday showing the governor's race at a 10-point margin for Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley in his race against Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. And The Baltimore Sun poll today puts it...

By Phyllis Jordan | November 1, 2006; 9:24 AM ET | Comments (18)

 

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