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Maryland Politics: August 29, 2010 - September 4, 2010

Murphy money remains modest following Palin nod

It turns out that Sarah Palin's endorsement of Maryland gubernatorial hopeful Brian Murphy had a pretty modest impact, at best, on his fundraising. Murphy, who is running in the Republican primary against former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R), reported...

By John Wagner  |  September 4, 2010; 6:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ehrlich TV ad to debut on Facebook

Former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) has made his Facebook page a big part of his 2010 campaign, even using the social networking site to unveil his choice of a running mate. So perhaps it should come as...

By John Wagner  |  September 4, 2010; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Recent fundraising by O'Malley lags Ehrlich

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) raised $267,000, or 37 percent of what former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. (R) collected during the most recent 18-day reporting period. Even before O'Malley's campaign released its numbers on Saturday, the Ehrlich campaign used...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  September 4, 2010; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Early voting off to slow start in Montgomery, Pr. George's

Maryland's experiment with early voting started with a trickle in Montgomery County on Friday. By 1 p.m., 124 of the county's voters had cast ballots at the Silver Spring civic building, one of five early-voting locations in Montgomery. The sites will be open every day through Thursday, except Sunday. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

By Michael Laris, Hamil R. Harris and Aaron C. Davis  |  September 3, 2010; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sen. Muse to file complaint about campaign flyers

State Sen. Anthony Muse (D-Prince George's) plans to file a complaint with the county's elections board Friday about flyers sent to county voters showing that he is backing candidates-- including his own opponent-- that he has not endorsed in the...

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  September 3, 2010; 12:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Md. GOP gubernatorial hopefuls buy TV time

Both former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) and his GOP primary challenger Brian Murphy are poised to start airing television ads in coming days.

By John Wagner  |  September 3, 2010; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Ehrlich prefers Campbell as comptroller candidate

11: 45 a.m.: The original post has been updated. William H. Campbell, one of three Republicans running for comptroller in Maryland, has landed the endorsement of former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R). In a statement Thursday, Ehrlich, who is...

By John Wagner  |  September 3, 2010; 8:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Mike Huckabee weighs in on Md. delegate race

Sarah Palin isn't the only Republican with national ambitions weighing in on Maryland politics. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Thursday endorsed Justin Ready, a candidate for the Maryland House of Delegates from Carroll County. "Electing Justin Ready will...

By John Wagner  |  September 2, 2010; 10:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Mikulski foe compares her to dinosaur in new ad

This year's Senate race in Maryland may not be competitive, but at least it should be colorful.

By Ben Pershing  |  September 2, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Democrats pounce on Ehrlich endorsement

Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) came under heavy attack by Democrats Thursday as he picked up the endorsement of a modest-sized state employees union. Ehrlich used a state office complex in Baltimore as a backdrop as he...

By John Wagner  |  September 2, 2010; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Ehrlich: Currie indictment won't factor into governor's race

Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) said Thursday that he does not think the indictment of Sen. Ulysses Currie (D-Prince George's) on bribery will factor into the governor's race and said he does not intend to make it...

By John Wagner  |  September 2, 2010; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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First Click, Maryland -- Currie indictment fallout

Your morning download of Maryland political news Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Thursday, September 2, 2010: The Agenda More than two years after federal agents raided the Prince George's County home of Sen. Ulysses...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  September 2, 2010; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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State's attorney candidate Alsobrooks gains endorsements

Angela Alsobrooks added more endorsements Wednesday in her bid to become Prince George's County state's attorney.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  September 1, 2010; 6:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Miller: Currie to step down as budget chairman "as he works to prove his innocence"

Sen. Ulysses Currie (D-Prince George's) will step aside as chairman of the powerful Budget and Taxation Committee until his legal issues are resolved, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) said Wednesday afternoon. Miller issued a statement shortly after...

By John Wagner  |  September 1, 2010; 2:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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State Sen. Currie indicted on bribery charges

Longtime Maryland Sen. Ulysses Currie (D-Prince George's) was indicted Wednesday on charges that he took bribes from a grocery chain in exchange for using his position to benefit the company. The indictment, handed down in federal court in Baltimore, comes...

By John Wagner and Maria Glod  |  September 1, 2010; 2:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Campos switches backing from Jackson to Baker

Prince George's County Council member Will Campos (D-Hyattsville), who represents District 2 in the northern part of the county, has switched allegiances in the Democratic primary race for county executive.

By Miranda S. Spivack  |  September 1, 2010; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Ehrlich tailors appeal to Montgomery voters

In an appeal to Montgomery County residents Tuesday, former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) pointed to two tax measures passed by the Democrat-led General Assembly that he said were "the worst" for the jurisdiction: the "tech tax" and the...

By John Wagner  |  September 1, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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In Pr. George's, Jackson offers plan to combat crime, but no price tag

The five candidates for the Democratic nomination for county executive in Prince George's County are entering the final weeks of their campaigns before the Sept. 14 primary, juggling stops at Metro stations, with evening candidates' forums and door knocking to try to reach thousands of undecided voters. The candidates are former Del. Rushern Baker, County Council member Sam Dean, Sheriff Michael Jackson, Del. Gerron Levi and Henry Turner, a developer and businessman.

By Miranda Spivack  |  August 31, 2010; 5:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ivey backs Baker for Pr. George's executive

Prince George's County State's Attorney Glenn F. Ivey made it official Tuesday: He is supporting longtime friend and political ally Rushern L. Baker in his campaign for county executive.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  August 31, 2010; 4:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ehrlich claims fresh fundraising momentum

Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) on Tuesday claimed fresh momentum in fundraising after reports released this month showed him lagging significantly behind Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) in money in the bank.

By John Wagner  |  August 31, 2010; 4:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Md.'s early voting experiment begins Friday

Gov. Martin O'Malley (D), black lawmakers and the state's chapter of the NAACP Tuesday urged residents to turn out for Maryland's first experiment with early voting. The six days beginning on Friday amount to a test run for November that...

By Aaron C. Davis  |  August 31, 2010; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Activists ask Montgomery court to revive rejected referendums

A Republican activist pushing for term limits and a group opposed to a recently approved ambulance fee separately appealed to a Montgomery County court Tuesday to reverse electoral board decisions that would keep their referendums off the November ballot. Montgomery's...

By Michael Laris  |  August 31, 2010; 12:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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In first ad, Kratovil stresses independence

Rep. Frank Kratovil (D) is on the air with his first ad of the 2010 cycle, emphasizing his departures from Democratic party orthodoxy as he seeks a second term in Maryland's 1st district.

By Ben Pershing  |  August 31, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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First Click, Maryland -- Full disclosure?

Your morning download of Maryland political news Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Monday, August 30, 2010: The Agenda The closing days of last week in Maryland politics brought a spasm of voluntary disclosures. Though...

By John Wagner  |  August 30, 2010; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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