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Maryland Politics: January 10, 2010 - January 16, 2010

Hogan loans campaign $325,000 in 'seed money'

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Larry Hogan said Saturday that he has put $325,000 of his own money into his campaign and is eager to formally launch his bid. Hogan, a Cabinet secretary under former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R), announced...

By John Wagner  |  January 16, 2010; 4:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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O'Malley travels to Richmond for McDonnell oath

As noted by our Virginia colleagues, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) was among the dignitaries on hand in Richmond Saturday for the inauguration of new Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R). O'Malley and outgoing Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) worked...

By John Wagner  |  January 16, 2010; 1:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Baker gets another public safety endorsement for Prince George's County Exec

Former Del. Rushern L. Baker III, a candidate for county executive, has secured a third public safety union's endorsement, his campaign announced Friday. The endorsement from the Prince Georges County Correctional Officers Association comes on the heels of Baker winning...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  January 15, 2010; 6:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hogan tops Ehrlich in one (unscientific) poll

It's certainly not scientific -- and arguably not that relevant -- but we still find this interesting: Larry Hogan handily beat former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. in a Republican primary poll conducted by a right-leaning political blog on the...

By John Wagner  |  January 15, 2010; 5:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Friday, January 15, 2010: O'Malley's war chest nears $6 million "Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's campaign said Thursday that it has more than $5.7 million in the bank, a significant advantage...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  January 15, 2010; 6:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Del. Levi set to file as candidate for Prince George's County Exec

Del. Gerron S. Levi--vying to become the first female county executive in Prince George's County history--says she will officially toss her hat in the ring Friday by filing as a candidate. In a statement, Levi said she decided to make...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  January 14, 2010; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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O'Malley has $5.7 million banked, campaign says

Gov. Martin O'Malley's campaign said that it will report next week having more than $5.7 million in the bank, a significant advantage for the Democratic incumbent at the start of an election year in which he is drawing opponents from...

By John Wagner  |  January 14, 2010; 1:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Miller wants a Prince George's slots venue

Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) raised the possibility of adding a slots venue in Prince George's County -- an idea certain to spark discussion early in the 90-day session. Most lawmakers from the county have previously...

By John Wagner  |  January 14, 2010; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Thursday, January 14, 2010: Maryland's tuition freeze is thawing; marchers on Annapolis brave the cold; a bundled-up Bob Ehrlich is among them O'Malley: Maryland to thaw tuition freeze "A four-year...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  January 14, 2010; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tea party group marches on Annapolis, Ehrlich attends

Maryland's chapter of Americans for Prosperity, the grassroots group that sponsors "taxpayer tea parties" and that gained newfound attention for its role in raucous summer town hall meetings on health care reform, marched on Annapolis Wednesday night - or at...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  January 13, 2010; 9:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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O'Malley taunts Indiana governor on Ravens-Colts

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) is riding the Ravens' playoff romp for all it's worth. First he complained that Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D), didn't pay up when he bet New England lobsters on a Patriots victory in the wild-card...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  January 13, 2010; 4:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Arrivederci, Ivey

Perhaps the only thing more unusual than the sudden, vague fashion in which Prince George's County State's Attorney Glenn F. Ivey announced he would not be running for Congress Tuesday was the setting where he chose to break the news:...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  January 13, 2010; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Tuition freeze to end, O'Malley says

A four-year freeze on university tuition for in-state Maryland students is likely to end this year, according to Gov. Martin O'Malley (D). "I think we need to do some sort of modest increase this year," O'Malley said in an interview...

By John Wagner  |  January 13, 2010; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Wednesday, January 13, 2010: Gavels at noon open 427th General Assembly session; Prince George's Ivey to leave public office; O'Malley won't seek energy re-regulation but will push renewables. Ivey won't...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  January 13, 2010; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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O'Malley won't push energy re-regulation this year

Gov. Martin O'Malley's chief legislative officer confirmed Tuesday that the governor does not plan to introduce an energy re-regulation bill during the session of the General Assembly that starts Wednesday. Legislation backed by O'Malley (D) to steer Maryland back toward...

By John Wagner  |  January 12, 2010; 5:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ivey won't challenge U.S. Rep. Edwards

UPDATE: Prince George's County State's Attorney Glenn F. Ivey has confirmed that he will not challenge U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards (D) in a Democratic primary, but will instead go into the private sector when his term ends this year. Here...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  January 12, 2010; 4:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Democrats acknowledge tough climate at luncheon

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert), a longtime student of Maryland politics, likened this year's political environment to the 1970s, when angry farmers came to Washington to protest the policies of President Jimmy Carter. Speaking to an annual...

By John Wagner  |  January 12, 2010; 2:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Last-minute fundraising push continues online

Besides the more than 40 fundraisers that were scheduled in Annapolis and elsewhere during the final days before the legislative session, Maryland lawmakers are also making a last-minute dash for cash online. State law prevents legislators and statewide elected officials...

By John Wagner  |  January 12, 2010; 11:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Tuesday, January, 12, 2010: O'Malley and the congressional delegation look to the future and see cybersecurity; Busch eyes better gang protections; and Rawlings-Blake seeks to avoid the mistakes of the...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  January 12, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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U of Md. to partner with Hospital Authority

Some Prince George's Hospital system news in the past few days to take note of. Most recently, the county's Hospital Authority -- tasked with finding a private entity to take over the county's troubled health-care network -- announced at its...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  January 11, 2010; 7:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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O'Malley seeking his playoff payoff

The Baltimore Ravens defeated the New England Patriots in Sunday's NFL playoff game, and Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) is looking for his payoff, as you can see below. O'Malley last week made a "friendly wager" with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick...

By John Wagner  |  January 11, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Busch session priorities include gang legislation

The budget, job creation -- and gangs. Two days before the start of the Maryland General Assembly's 427th session, House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel) listed those three issues as priorities in an e-mail to constituents Monday. With the...

By John Wagner  |  January 11, 2010; 3:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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First Click -- Maryland

Your daily download of Maryland's top political news and analysis Monday, January 11, 2010: General Assembly previews focus on budget gap Almost every news organization in the state ran a story over the weekend previewing Wednesday's opening of the legislative...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  January 11, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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