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Maryland Politics: April 25, 2010 - May 1, 2010

Ehrlich delivers spirited address to Md. GOP

Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) urged party activists Saturday to help Republicans "become relevant power players in Annapolis" during an appearance at the state GOP convention in Ocean City. Ehrlich, who is engaged in a rematch with...

By John Wagner  |  May 1, 2010; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  2010 Elections , John Wagner  | Tags: Martin O'Malley, Northrop Grumman, Robert Ehrlich  
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Amedori drops off GOP ticket for Md. governor

Less than two weeks after teaming up with Brian Murphy, a long-shot Republican candidate for Maryland governor, Carmen M. Amedori has dropped off the ticket. Amedori, a former state legislator from Carroll County, said she quickly concluded that Murphy, a...

By John Wagner  |  April 30, 2010; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Montgomery committee pushes for end to "phantom" COLAs, takes action on furloughs and salaries

Montgomery County's management and fiscal policy committee unanimously endorsed a bill Thursday that would end unusual employee benefits known as "phantom" cost of living increases. In the arrangement, which was put in place last year, the county pays retirement benefits...

By Michael Laris  |  April 29, 2010; 6:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Ehrlich open to conversation on Vegas table games

Former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) would be "open to conversation" about legalizing Las Vegas-style table games in Maryland if voters return him to Annapolis, he said Thursday. Ehrlich unsuccessfully lobbied the Democrat-led legislature to legalize slot machine gambling...

By John Wagner  |  April 29, 2010; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  John Wagner , Slots  | Tags: Martin O'Malley, Robert Ehrlich, Slot machines, Towson University  
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Ehrlich highlights Columbia company's job losses

As Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) continued to tout job gains in Maryland last month, former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) on Thursday put a spotlight on a Howard County company that has shed nearly two-thirds of its employees in...

By John Wagner  |  April 29, 2010; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Tags: Martin O'Malley, Northrop Grumman, Robert Ehrlich  
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First Click, Maryland -- Measuring progress

Your morning download of Maryland political news Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Thursday, April 29, 2010: The Agenda Violent crime in Maryland has been driven down to its lowest rate since 1975, Gov. Martin...

By John Wagner  |  April 29, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Baker: O'Malley should veto Pr. Geo's tax measure

Here's something you don't see very often: A candidate coming out against a tax break in an election year. Former Del. Rushern L. Baker III (D), who is running for Prince George's County Executive, said Gov. Martin O'Malley should veto...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  April 28, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  2010 Elections , General Assembly , Governor , Jonathan Mummolo , Prince George's County  
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Ehrlich re-emerges and hits O'Malley on jobs

Former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) stayed out of public view on Tuesday, as Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) launched his re-election bid. On Wednesday, Ehrlich climbed back into the ring and came out swinging. Appearing on "The C4 Show"...

By John Wagner  |  April 28, 2010; 2:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  2010 Elections , John Wagner  | Tags: Clarence M. Mitchell, Martin O'Malley, Northrop Grumman, Robert Ehrlich, WBAL  
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Manno to challenge Lenett for Senate seat

Roger Manno of Montgomery County is about to become the latest Maryland delegate to launch a primary campaign to unseat the senator in his district. Manno, a Democrat finishing his first term in the House, used a Tuesday night radio...

By John Wagner  |  April 28, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Elections , General Assembly , John Wagner  
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Ehrlich stays out of view as O'Malley begins campaign

As Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) launched his reelection bid Tuesday, his most high-profile opponent, former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R), stayed out of sight, observing what his campaign described as "a long-standing tradition of not seeking to trample on...

By John Wagner  |  April 27, 2010; 3:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2010 Elections , John Wagner  | Tags: Martin O'Malley, Maryland, Robert Ehrlich, Robert L. Ehrlich  
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O'Malley kicks off reelection bid in Baltimore

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) just spoke in Baltimore, the first stop of a whirlwind three-day tour kicking off his reelection campaign. Appearing with his family in front of nearly 400 supporters, O'Malley said everything he has done as governor...

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 27, 2010; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Ehrlich chides O'Malley over reports of Northrop relocation to Virginia

UPDATE, 6:30 p.m.: In a statement, O'Malley called the decision "a win for the entire Greater Washington region" and congratulated Virginia. "Maryland has one the most highly-skilled workforces in the country, and already employs more than 20,000 skilled Northup Grumman...

By John Wagner  |  April 26, 2010; 5:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  2010 Elections , John Wagner  | Tags: Economic development, Martin O'Malley, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Northrop Grumman, Robert Ehrlich  
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First Click, Maryland -- Gov's race to hit new gear

Your morning download of Maryland political news Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Monday, April 26, 2010: The Agenda For nearly three weeks, Maryland's nascent governor's race has begun with a slow roll. Democrats and Republicans...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  April 26, 2010; 7:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Aaron C. Davis , First Click  
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