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Biden coming to Maryland for O'Malley

Biden smiling.jpgVice 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 O'Malley at a July 19 event at a Baltimore hotel where tickets start at $250 per person. Donors who give $1,000 get access to a "VIP reception."

O'Malley has known Biden, the former senator from Delaware, since O'Malley's days as mayor of Baltimore. The two discovered they had mutual friends from the Irish music scene in Wilmington, Del., where O'Malley's Celtic rock band used to make regular appearances.

O'Malley was an early Hillary Clinton supporter during the 2008 Democratic presidential primary season. But ever since she dropped out, O'Malley has moved aggressively to embrace Obama, who remains very popular in Maryland.

Aides have suggested that Obama, as well as several members of his administration, could be appearing with O'Malley at campaign functions in coming months. O'Malley has joined Cabinet officials at numerous government-organized events since Obama took office

By John Wagner  |  July 6, 2010; 9:00 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Elections , John Wagner  
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This is great news for the Ehrlich campaign. There would be nothing better to energize his base than repeated visits from the Obama administration. The more it gets rubbed in our faces the more energized we become.

Posted by: dnha | July 6, 2010 10:56 PM | Report abuse

what is getting rubbed in your face?

Posted by: hamsandwich | July 6, 2010 11:40 PM | Report abuse

Good job, dnha. Even if every independent and republican votes for Ehrlich, all that would need to be done for O'Malley to win in landslide majority is for just 50% of the registered democratic base in the state to go vote.

Don't wake the sleeping giant that is the plentifully numerous registered democratic party. It's THE only opportunity you'll ever have to keep from remaining as the permanently obscure party of the state.

Posted by: thelongblueline | July 6, 2010 11:46 PM | Report abuse

The Maryland Democrat Machine already has amassed MOUNTAINS of money, they have a compliant media, they vastly outnumber Republicans, and they are the ones controlling the vote-counting.

It speaks volumes about how pathetic O'Malley has been that he's calling in the cavalry for help.

Posted by: gitarre | July 7, 2010 4:09 AM | Report abuse

The air of O'Malley reeks of desperation.

Posted by: zcxnissan | July 7, 2010 4:43 AM | Report abuse

Thats awesome O'Malley has the clout to bring in Biden to a fundraiser.

Who is Ehrlich going to get, his old pal Steele? Or maybe Dick Cheney, (if he isn't busy shooting someone in the face) or everyones favorite republican vice president Dan Qualye.

I like Biden. He is refreshingly honest and candid. I'm glad Obama had the good sense to pick a vice president who is a capable leader, as opposed to the republican method of picking a loser for vice president to keep them from upstaging the top of the ticket.

Posted by: MarilynManson | July 7, 2010 9:00 AM | Report abuse

Having the sitting vice-president who happens to be a former senator from a neighboring state appear at a fundraiser is a sign of desperation? That is just another example of the convoluted insanity the Obama haters/rascists twist into any excuse for their reality. Truth is Martin O'Malley is so hot he could go on the road for candidates in other states and phone is a deserved landslide in Maryland.

O'Malley should flaunt it! He and Colm should do a calendar of the two of them soaking wet, wrestling, something "arty" if you catch my drift. They could raise a load for candidates everywhere.

O'Malley, O'Malley,
he's our man,
hot and ready,

Posted by: SoCali | July 7, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Latest Poll shows O'Malley down by 3 points

Posted by: cheverly1 | July 7, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

latest poll shows O'Malley leading ehrlich by 9 points.

Posted by: MarilynManson | July 7, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

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