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'Stay Tuned,' Ehrlich Tells Supporters

Keeping the drama alive over a possible comeback, former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) posted this message on his Facebook page Monday, thanking supporters who turned out in Reisterstown on Saturday for a "family corn roast" that doubled as a fundraiser:

"Bob Ehrlich is enormously grateful to everyone who attended the corn roast this weekend. What a great event! A special thanks to the organizers. Stay tuned for more events."

A Post story that ran in print editions Saturday did not include an assessment of Ehrlich's deliberations by Larry Hogan, a former Ehrlich Cabinet secretary, that ran in an online version of the story Friday. For those who missed it, here's what Hogan, who is contemplating a gubernatorial bid himself, had to say:

"I believe that [Ehrlich] truly is on the fence. I've known Bob Ehrlich for 30 years. If he knew he was running, I believe he would tell me, and if he knew he wasn't running, I believe he would tell me. ... I don't think he's even leaning one way or another."

Mike Pappas, a Towson lawyer who is preparing to run for the GOP nomination, also gave us his read on Ehrlich: "You know, your guess is as good as mine. I've heard as many people say he's in as who've said he's out."

Meanwhile, Del. Patrick L. McDonough (R-Baltimore County), a third, lesser-known GOP candidate "testing the waters" for governor, has announced a news conference for Wednesday. McDonough says he will be developing legislation to prevent organizations such as ACORN, the liberal advocacy group, "from engaging in corruption with taxpayer's money."

By John Wagner  |  October 5, 2009; 4:40 PM ET
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