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Maryland Politics: September 5, 2010 - September 11, 2010

Currie treasurer indicted for allegedly stealing campaign funds

The former campaign treasurer for Maryland Sen. Ulysses Currie has been indicted for allegedly stealing more than $150,000 from the campaign account of the Prince George's Democrat, the Office of the State Prosecutor in Maryland announced Friday. The 15-count indictment...

By John Wagner  | September 10, 2010; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Elections, General Assembly, John Wagner  
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Municipal officials urge more road funding

The Maryland Municipal League has passed a resolution urging the governor and General Assembly to restore state aid for roads and police in next year's budget. Since 2008, so-called "highway user revenues" have been cut by 90 percent and police...

By John Wagner  | September 9, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Elections, John Wagner  
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Ehrlich votes early, downplays primary challenge

As he cast his vote early Thursday, former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. declined to speculate about how much support his challenger, Brian Murphy, will draw in the Republican primary. "I haven't given it one thought," Ehrlich (R) told reporters...

By John Wagner  | September 9, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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O'Malley (sort of) endorses Fenty

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D), somewhat awkwardly said he supports District Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) for re-election in an on-air radio interview Thursday with WTOPs' Mark Segraves. Asked if he endorsed Fenty, whom O'Malley had just lauded for having...

By Aaron C. Davis  | September 9, 2010; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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O'Malley suggests he would sign gay marriage bill

o'malley-tightcrop.JPGMaryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) on Thursday suggested that he would sign a bill supporting gay marriage if reelected and one passed the state's General Assembly, which has so far been reluctant to do so.

By Aaron C. Davis  | September 9, 2010; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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First Click, Maryland -- It's getting nasty out there

Your morning download of Maryland political news Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Thursday, September 9, 2010: The Agenda T-minus five days to Maryland's primary. Which candidates will get your vote? If you've been piling up...

By Aaron C. Davis  | September 9, 2010; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Pro-casino ads on the air in Anne Arundel

Proponents of a slots casino at Arundel Mills mall are on the air with their first television ad touting the promise of jobs and school funding if the project moves forward.

By John Wagner  | September 8, 2010; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  2010 Elections, John Wagner, Slots  
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Ehrlich, an early-voting critic, to vote early

No one should confuse former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) with a fan of early voting. But now that it's the law of the land, he plans to take advantage of it.

By John Wagner  | September 6, 2010; 7:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Ehrlich promises 'real leadership' in first TV ad

11: 55 a.m.: The original post has been updated. After proclaiming he's "not the kind of guy who likes to hang around on the sidelines," former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) offers his rationale for running again in his...

By John Wagner  | September 5, 2010; 5:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  2010 Elections, John Wagner  
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