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Ehrlich claims support of Md. GOP lawmakers

Thumbnail image for Ehrlich mug.jpgThe campaign of former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) on Tuesday claimed the endorsements of all 51 Republican members of the Maryland General Assembly.

The release of letters bearing the signatures of 14 senators and 37 delegates came just days after Montgomery County businessman Brian Murphy filed for the GOP nomination and announced his selection of Carmen Amedori, a former state delegate, as his running mate. Murphy is seeking to run as a more conservative, business-oriented alternative to Ehrlich.

"I am grateful to my friends in the legislature for their confidence and their leadership," Ehrlich said in a statement. "They share my commitment to helping the private sector create jobs, lowering the tax burden on working families and getting government to spend within its means."

Copies of the letters are available here: Ehrlich endorsement letters.pdf

By John Wagner  |  April 20, 2010; 3:59 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Elections , John Wagner  | Tags: Brian Murphy, Maryland, Republican, Robert Ehrlich  
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"...and getting government to spend within its means." That's a good one, Bob.

Bob Ehrlich increased spending more than any other governor in the history of Maryland!

Posted by: hamsandwich | April 20, 2010 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Why is this news? I agree O'Malley should be kicked out..spend and tax governor! But as an inddependent, I really would not prefer Ehrlich either who does not understand grassroot 101.

Wow! 51 knee-jerk endorsements? I am sure there are more than 51 Republicans in the entire state of Maryland. If I were Brian Murphy, I would be glad that it shows that it is the same ol' politics. I wonder the point of releasing this letter..seems the landing of Ms. Amedori must make some shiver!

Posted by: AverageMarylander | April 21, 2010 10:18 AM | Report abuse

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