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Maryland Politics: July 4, 2010 - July 10, 2010

O'Malley touts record in campaign's first TV ad

What's become a Friday afternoon tradition this summer in the Maryland governor's race -- a new ad release by Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) -- got a little more interesting today. With just under four months to go before Election...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  July 9, 2010; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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County exec field in Pr. George's appears to be smaller by one

What had long been a six-way race to succeed Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D) now appears to have only five participants. The filing deadline for candidates in September's primary election was July 6, and council member Tony...

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  July 9, 2010; 1:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2010 Elections , Jonathan Mummolo , Prince George's County  
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Obama e-mail blast supports O'Malley campaign

From: Barack Obama Subject: Support Martin O'Malley If you're a Marylander and you ever shared your e-mail address with the Obama campaign, chances are you'll receive a message Thursday that begins something like that. The e-mail, which praises Gov. Martin...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  July 8, 2010; 6:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Corporate 'candidate' fails to make ballot in Maryland's 8th district

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D) has plenty of company on the ballot in Maryland's 8th district, but he won't have a company.

By Ben Pershing  |  July 8, 2010; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  2010 Elections , Ben Pershing , Montgomery County  
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Ehrlich pledges improved MARC service

Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) is seeking to parlay the experience of riders on last month's "hell train" -- and complaints more generally about MARC commuter rail service -- into support for his comeback campaign. Ehrlich invited...

By John Wagner  |  July 8, 2010; 3:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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First Click, Maryland -- O'Malley school plan reveals themes in Md. governor's race

Your morning download of Maryland political news Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Thursday, July 8, 2010: The Agenda Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) on Wednesday made his first policy announcement as a candidate. He promised to...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  July 8, 2010; 9:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gansler unopposed; few well-known Republicans surface for Md. statewide offices

The governor's race in Maryland may be competitive, but no well-known Republicans stepped forward for other statewide offices, as filing closed at 9 p.m. Tuesday. In fact, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D) drew not a single opponent and could...

By John Wagner  |  July 7, 2010; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Biden coming to Maryland for O'Malley

Vice President Joe Biden is headlining a fundraiser later this month for Gov. Martin O'Malley (D), the latest appearance in a small parade of Obama administration officials coming to Maryland during the election year. Biden is scheduled to appear with...

By John Wagner  |  July 6, 2010; 9:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Hanson joins race for Montgomery County Council

Royce Hanson, who three weeks ago retired as chairman of Montgomery County's Planning Board, Tuesday launched a bid for the Montgomery County Council seat being vacated by Michael Knapp (D-UpCounty). Hanson, 78, said he decided to run for the seat...

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 6, 2010; 3:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
 
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GOP hopeful Murphy offers second running mate

Maryland Republican gubernatorial hopeful Brian Murphy on Tuesday unveiled his second running mate of the election season, tapping a fellow Montgomery County resident to fill out his long-shot ticket.

By John Wagner  |  July 6, 2010; 2:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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How would you change the Maryland constitution?

The Post's Aaron Davis writes this morning about a ballot question that will ask voters whether the state should hold a constitutional convention to update or streamline the state government's core document. But why wait until November? Let's start with...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  July 4, 2010; 9:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  2010 Elections  
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