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Md. Dems accuse Ehrlich of being a big spender in new Web ad

Monday brought the latest shot across the bow in Maryland's still-not-official governor's race: A slickly produced Web ad by the Maryland Democratic Party accusing former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) of being a big spender.

Ehrlich is expected to announce next month that he is seeking a rematch with Gov. Martin O'Malley (D). The Democratic ad attempts to turn a traditionally Republican line of attack against Ehrlich, who presided over Maryland in rosier economic times than O'Malley.

Henry Fawell, an Ehrlich spokesman, declined comment on the substance of the ad, but offered this: "Bob Ehrlich is flattered by all the attention and considers it another sign that the big spenders in Annapolis are more than a little worried about their job security heading into an election year."

By John Wagner  |  February 22, 2010; 5:53 PM ET
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Democrats are skating faster than Olympian Apolo Ono in a frantic race to distance themselves from their record of passing historically massive tax hikes, anti-business legislation and increasing spending by nearly 10% during recession years. Attacking undeclared candidate Bob Ehrlich for leaving Maryland with a $1.5 billion surplus (which oddly the Democrats count as "spending") is just plain irresponsible in the same vein as they have ran our state. I sure hope Bob Ehrlich runs because he ran a sound fiscal ship during his four years. Bring back Bob!

Posted by: h20andoil | February 22, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

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