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Another Round Of O'Malley v. Carter

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and Del. Jill P. Carter (D-Baltimore) have not been on good terms for quite some time -- and this week offered fresh evidence that the relationship is not likely to take a turn for the better anytime soon.

During O'Malley's tenure as mayor of Baltimore, Carter was among the leading critics of his "no-tolerence" policing policies, accusing the mayor of ordering "mass arrests" that violated the Constitutional rights of many innocent citizens.

Carter is now running for mayor of Baltimore herself, and she's riding pretty low in the polls. She has also called on O'Malley to convene a special session of the legislature to deal with a 50 percent rate increase that recently took effect for customers of Maryland's largest electricity provider, Baltimore Gas & Electric.

O'Malley spent the afternoon Wednesay hosting an energy summit, looking at ways to mitigate such outcomes in the future. After the event wrapped up and O'Malley had finished fielding questions from reporters, he was approached by a liberal activist who asked him if he supported Carter's call for a special session.

"I don't support anything that Delegate Carter is for," O'Malley said, prompting chuckles from some of his staff but outrage from supporters of the sitting Democratic delegate.

By John Wagner  |  July 27, 2007; 11:02 AM ET
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Carter, Bundley, and Conaway. A group of fools.

Posted by: MD4BUSH | July 27, 2007 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Another petty, childish comment from this little man who feels he needs to parade around in muscle shirts because he's so insecure. Comments like his will keep coming because he is a little child.

Posted by: O'Malley is a child | July 28, 2007 7:03 PM | Report abuse

24-year-old white kids surround Martin O'Malley. What do you expect from him? Do not sweat; it is only one term Governorship. Peter Frenchot is building momentum among Maryland democrats/labor unions. Ike is said to be thinking something "bigger."

Posted by: County Informer | July 29, 2007 7:34 PM | Report abuse

First, I'd like to say that the article mischaracterizes the relationship between Delegate Jill Carter and Governor O'Malley. I have supported them both. There is no justification or excuse for his comment. I've followed the delegate's short but significant stint in elected office. She has consistently fought harder for certain issues that negatively impact the poor and and middle class in the city than any member of the legislature or city council including the Governor. Jill's criticism has always been directed at policy, and has not stuped to malicious personal attacks. She has brought a naivety and pureness of spirit to elected office that many seasoned and more politcally astute politicians find hard to swallow. It is reprehensible that the governor would make such an irresponsible comment as the one oted in the article above. Delegate Carter has stood for what is right, fair, and just, in the spirit of a Rosa Parks or Fannie Lou Hamer, when others have sat down. This is prior to even running for office. You see, I know this first hand because she's been that way ever since she was my student. Like her father, the great human rights activist, Walter Carter, Jill operates on a level of purposefulness that most people do not. I will not spend much time commenting on the fact that I fervently believe that the governor would not have made a statement such as the one above if Jill was controllable, buyable, or defeatable. I believe he would likely not have made such a statement if the delegate were not African-American and female. Governor O'Malley owes a huge apology to Delegate Carter, her supporters, constituents, women, African-Americans. democrats, the people of Baltimore, the people of the state of Maryland, the human race. Shame on the governor. Jill, I, we, are very proud of you, dear.

Posted by: Annie W | July 30, 2007 10:14 AM | Report abuse

As someone who accused O'Malley of murder for the purpose of inflamming the Black vote against his gubernatorial bid, Jill Carter gets just what she deserves in terms of his attitude towards her. Jill Carter's campaign against O'Malley was not a campaign of criticism; it was a campaign of hate and desperation to reelect a right wing extremist as governor. The voters of Maryland saw through her and the GOP tactics and dirty tricks. That's why Jill Carter is low in the polls for the mayor's race.

Posted by: Charles Brown | July 30, 2007 11:30 AM | Report abuse

BALDERDASH MR. CHARLES BROWN! UNLESS YOU CAN PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION OR A LINK TO AN ARTICLE WHERE DELEGATE CARTER MADE THE OUTRAGEOUS ACCUSATIONS YOU CLAIM, AND I AM MORE THAN CERTAIN THAT YOU CANNOT, I WILL SURMISE THAT YOU, MY FRIEND, ARE SCRAMBLING TO FIND SOME JUSTIFICATION OR VALIDATION FOR GOVERNOR O'MALLEY'S COMMENT. YOU FAIL TO REALIZE THAT THERE IS NO JUSTIFICATION OR VALIDATION FOR ANY GOVERNOR TO MAKE SUCH A WRECKLESS COMMENT. IT SMACKS OF IMMATURITY AND SMALLNESS.

I UNDERSTAND THAT THE GOVERNOR AND OTHER PROTECTORS OF STATUS QUO POLICIES AND POLITICS WOULD FIND DELEGATE CARTER TO BE A TROUBLESOME PRESENCE IN LOCAL AND STATE POLITICS,PARTICULARLY WITHIN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. SHE IS FEARLESS AS WAS HER FATHER. SHE'S ALWAYS BEEN A LEADER AND NOT A FOLLOWER WHICH MOST CERTAINLY HAS SHAKEN UP THE APPLE CART. HOWEVER, THE FACT THAT YOU OR ANYONE WOULD STOOP TO SUCH OUTLANDISH AND UNTRUE ALLEGATIONS ONLY SERVES TO EXPOSE YOUR FEAR AND DESPERATION. FROM MY RECOLLECTION, DELEGATE CARTER WON THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF VOTES FROM THE HIGHEST VOTING DISTRICT IN BALTIMORE CITY, DISTRICT 41. THANKFULLY, THE ONLY POLLS THAT MATTER ARE THE POLLS ON ELECTION DAY, SIR. I RECALL THAT DELEGATE CARTER ENDORSED FORMER MONTGOMERY COUNTY EXECUTIVE, DOUG DUNCAN IN THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY PRIOR TO HIS WITHDRAWING FROM THE GOVERNOR'S RACE. WHILE SHE MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE THROWN HER SUPPORT BEHIND MARTIN O'MALLEY, SHE CERTAINLY DID NOT SUPPORT ANY RIGHT WING EXTREMIST. NOR, DID SHE ENDORSE FORMER GOV. ROBERT EHRLICH. THAT WOULD HAVE CERTAINLY MADE THE HEADLINES!
I APPRECIATE YOUR GIVING ME THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON BEHALF OF MY DELEGATE AND, IF BALTIMORE VOTERS ARE WISE, OUR NEXT MAYOR. I SUGGEST THAT YOU AND GOVERNOR O'MALLEY MAKE THE EFFORT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT AND KNOW OUR CHERISHED DELEGATE, JILL CARTER. TO NOT DO SO IS TRULY YOUR LOSS. FOR THOSE OF US WHO DO, TO KNOW HER IS TO LOVE HER, TO BE PROUD OF HER, AND TO BE THANKFUL FOR HER.

Posted by: Annie W | July 30, 2007 5:34 PM | Report abuse

O'Malley is a very small man, both in mental capacity and character. He should not go around and speak such meanness all the time because it only shows Marylanders what a little baby he is.
Martin O'Malley should apologize and stop himself from acting out like a little child. Show some self-control, O'Malley! Grow up!

Posted by: Mont Co. Person | July 30, 2007 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Let us not forget, this is the same man that stated that State's Attorney for Baltimore City, Pat Jessamy, needed to get off of her "ass" and do something to cover up the horrible policing tactics of his police department. It's obvious that Carcetti, excuse me, O'Malley has a problem with strong African-American women.

Posted by: Big G | July 31, 2007 3:37 PM | Report abuse

O'Malley is nothing more than another white, politician well practiced in the arts of patronizing Black voters. His record in Baltimore is one of extreme failure. If nothing else, I believe Franchot's level of activism will serve to spotlight how O'Malley is long on style and short on substance. Now Doug Duncan was the real, and authentic deal. I still can't believe he pulled out of the race. Now we are stuck with this pretty boy putz who fancies himself as some kind of Clinton clone. Is it 2010 already? Run Franchot run....run Duncan run....run Curry run...run Ike run...anybody but O'Malley in 2010...what a certified fraud

DFT
email: knowbody@comcast.net

Posted by: dft | August 1, 2007 7:36 PM | Report abuse

DFT's bog is refreshing. I agree,..Run Franchot run....run Duncan run....run Curry run...run Ike run...anybody but O'Malley in 2010...what a certified fraud.

Posted by: Jane | August 1, 2007 11:58 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: Bill | August 7, 2007 7:02 AM | Report abuse

If it were not for O'Malley, HBO would not have selected Baltimore City for the series "The Wire". Voting for Dixon is like voting for Bush41 after eight years of Reagan. Voting for Mitchell is like the opening the door of the hen house and letting the fox in.
O'Malley must be threatened by Carter to make such statements. Carter was the top vote getter for all House of Delegates. What is O'Malley afraid of? Could it be that Jill Carter has enough votes in her Legislative District to beat out all the candidates for Mayor? O'Malley ought to be ashamed of himself! Carter is a member of the party that O'Malley represents in this state. At least he could be respectful of her; but no, he thinks Dixon is a shoo in... Well, he'll have to spend an awful lot of money, make an awful lot of promises, and sellout the rest of Baltimore City to ensure Dixon's reelection bid.
The people that you least expect to vote, will come out to vote for Jill P. Carter. Baltimoreans are tired of the status quo and corruption.
I want change for Baltimore City. Carter is the smartest and safest way to vote on September 11, 2007.

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