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Maryland Politics: August 15, 2010 - August 21, 2010

Md. Republicans seize on economic report removed from state Web site

A state report on federal unemployment numbers released Friday that ran counter to a far more positive job-growth assessment offered by Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) was pulled Friday from a Maryland state Web site, drawing condemnation from Republicans who charged...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  August 20, 2010; 7:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Ehrlich pledges to up local road funds by 25 percent

Former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) pledged Friday that he would restore at least 25 percent of the local transportation aid that Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and state lawmakers have diverted in recent years to help balance the state...

By John Wagner  |  August 20, 2010; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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First Click: How Maryland politics really works

Your morning download of Maryland political news Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Thursday, August 19, 2010: The Agenda Maryland's gubernatorial frontrunners have all but locked up next month's primaries. Families are flocking to the...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  August 19, 2010; 9:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Ivey endorses Alsobrooks for Pr. George's state's attorney

Angela Alsobrooks tallied another high-profile endorsement Monday in her bid to succeed Glenn F. Ivey as the state's attorney in Prince George's County: Ivey himself.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  August 17, 2010; 5:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Prince George's County  
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Jackson offers jobs plan in Prince George's

County executive candidate Michael A. Jackson outlined a jobs plan Tuesday that he said would quickly put people back to work in Prince George's County, where the unemployment rate is among the region's highest.

By Miranda Spivack  |  August 17, 2010; 4:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Former Pr. George's exec Curry gives nod to Rushern Baker

No surprise. He's been out campaigning almost every weekend this summer for County Executive hopeful Rushern Baker, who hopes to succeed Jack B. Johnson (D) as exec in Prince George's. But on Tuesday, former County Executive Wayne Curry (D) made...

By Miranda Spivack  |  August 17, 2010; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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O'Malley has Pepco in crosshairs

Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) on Tuesday called into morning radio programs and held a news conference outside the State House, drawing attention to the start of an investigation of Pepco he and other lawmakers are conducting.

By Aaron C. Davis & John Wagner  |  August 17, 2010; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Tags: bob ehrlich, martin o'malley, maryland politics, pepco  
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Md. Dems: $1.3M on hand as election nears

The Maryland Democratic Party has raised $1.5 million this year and is heading into the final months of the 2010 election season with $1.3 million in the bank, the party announced Monday. The party's cash could provide a significant advantage...

By John Wagner  |  August 17, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Elections , John Wagner  
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Murphy says he raised $250K, has $40K in the bank

Maryland Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Murphy got some major attention this month when he was endorsed by Sarah Palin. But when it comes to fundraising, Murphy remains in the minor leagues. The Montgomery County business investor said he will report...

By John Wagner  |  August 16, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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First Click, Maryland -- Facing the books

Your morning download of Maryland political news Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Monday, August 16, 2010: The Agenda So we now have an answer to the first of a dozen questions posed in this...

By John Wagner  |  August 16, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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