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Ehrlich says Kane is someone he knows, trusts

Kane unveiling.jpgFormer Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) cited his trust and familiarity with Mary D. Kane as factors that led to her pick as his running mate, as Kane made her debut on the campaign trail Thursday morning.

"I like to pick people that I know," Ehrlich told reporters at an event in Silver Spring. "I like to pick people I trust. .... That has to be the foundation."

Ehrlich announced on Facebook Wednesday night that he was picking Kane, a former secretary of state who lives in Potomac, as his lieutenant governor candidate for his rematch against Gov. Martin O'Malley (D).

Kane served in Ehrlich's Cabinet, and her husband, John, was chairman of the Maryland Republican Party while Ehrlich was governor.

Ehrlich is also looking to improve upon past performances among women and in Montgomery County, Republican insiders say.

Jeanne Allen, a national charter schools advocate who also lives in Montgomery County, was among other candidates Ehrlich closely considered, sources familiar with the process said.

In remarks to the crowd, Kane pledged to help Ehrlich cut taxes and revitalize Maryland's economy, and she derided "politicians who talk too much and do too little."

"We'll fix the problems facing Maryland, but first we need to start fixing those problems in Annapolis," Kane said.

The ticket has appearances scheduled later Thursday in Baltimore and Waldorf.

By John Wagner  |  July 1, 2010; 11:43 AM ET
Categories:  2010 Elections , John Wagner  
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Comments

So has ehrlich ever explained the use of state police to infiltrate poetry readings held by anti-death penalty groups?

Has he ever explained busing in homeless people from Philly to illegally work on election day at the polls?

Has he ever explained how his campaign handed out pamphlets in democratic precints that claimed he was running as a democratic?

I don't care who this sleezebag taps as running mate, I want some answers as to his illegal campaign activities.

Posted by: MarilynManson | July 1, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

what does this lady bring to the ticket other than a husband who getting sued for all the double-bills on gov't contracts and then invent fake companies to capture any jobs his company doesn't get, so they can double-bill those too? This lady makes sense - if your goal is to bleed the budget dry with double-billing contractors and fake subcontractor companies.

Posted by: lwatkins4 | July 1, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Ehrlich is not interested in the state of Maryland he is more interested in trying to get a good paying job. Come on him and Steele were the biggest crooks alive and now he wants his old job back...Ehrlich get a life!! And he speaks of trust...how does he have nerve to mention such a word?

I swear some of these crooked Republicans think that everyone else is stupid besides them and that their many mistakes don't count but yet alone do the know and realize that in the real world they do count.

Posted by: msruby36 | July 1, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Ehrlich is not interested in the state of Maryland he is more interested in trying to get a good paying job. Come on him and Steele were the biggest crooks alive and now he wants his old job back...Ehrlich get a life!! And he speaks of trust...how does he have nerve to mention such a word?

I swear some of these crooked Republicans think that everyone else is stupid besides them and that their many mistakes don't count but yet alone do the know and realize that in the real world they do count.

Posted by: msruby36 | July 1, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Still won't get my vote.

Posted by: jckdoors | July 1, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Poor Ehrlich . . . his little stunt to be "creative" and garner the support of women by selecting "yesterday's news" as his running mate got aboslutely NO media coverage whatsover!

I here Michael Steele would jump at the chance to get out of his current position!

HAhahahahaha.

Posted by: TheChampishere | July 1, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

So he picked a woman whose husband is being investigated for felonious fraudulent contracts to the federal government. Sounds right up his alley!

Posted by: vtavgjoe | July 1, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

everytime I read this woman's name I can't stop thinking of the movie "joy ride"..."hey, anybody know a Candy Kane?"

Posted by: unrest | July 1, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

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