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Maryland Politics: September 19, 2010 - September 25, 2010

Ehrlich ad hits O'Malley on utility rates, job losses

Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) launched a new television ad Friday that makes that argument that Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) has not delivered on promised electricity rate relief and that he is "making stuff up" about the...

By John Wagner  | September 24, 2010; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Montgomery judge denies appeal over signatures

A Montgomery County judge has rejected efforts to revive a pair of referendums that had been rejected because of the way thousands of citizens signed their names. Montgomery Circuit Court judge Robert A. Greenberg on Friday denied an appeal by...

By Michael Laris  | September 24, 2010; 1:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Tags:  montgomery ambulance fee; montogmery petitions; montgomery politics; robin ficker  
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Philips narrowly secures GOP nod to face Van Hollen in 8th district

Businessman Michael Lee Philips has clinched the Republican nomination in the 8th congressional district, narrowly besting attorney Bruce Stern for the right to face Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) in November.

By Ben Pershing  | September 24, 2010; 9:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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First Click, Maryland
As one casino opens, another hangs in the balance

Your daily download of political news and analysis: 39 days until the Maryland elections Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Friday, Sept. 24, 2010: The Agenda With Maryland's first slots casino set to open next...

By John Wagner  | September 24, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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O'Malley claims some credit in congressional action

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's (D) on Thursday claimed some credit for the small business-lending bill that passed Congress, and he lumped himself in with congressional Democrats saying "we've made real progress in getting credit flowing again to our small businesses,...

By Aaron C. Davis  | September 23, 2010; 6:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Missing Md. jobs report resurfaces on GOP Web site

A mixed Maryland jobs report that a state agency posted briefly online last month and that ran counter to a more positive job-growth assessment at the time offered by Gov. Martin O'Malley (D), appeared to resurface Thursday on the Web...

By Aaron C. Davis  | September 23, 2010; 6:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Md. House GOP candidates sign 'Prosperity Pledge'

Republican candidates for the House of Delegates on Thursday signed a "Prosperity Pledge for Maryland" that advocates rolling back some 2007 tax increases, fighting federal health care mandates and term-limiting committee chairmanships in Annapolis, among other things. The pledge, signed...

By John Wagner  | September 23, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Bullish Biden raises cash for Mikulski

Vice President Joe Biden pitched in for the reelection campaign of Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) Thursday, telling attendees at a morning fundraiser that they needed to help her win by a big margin in November.

By Ben Pershing  | September 23, 2010; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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First Click, Maryland:
Police union endorses Ehrlich in Md. Gov's race

Your daily download of political news and analysis: 40 days to go until the election Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Thursday, September 23, 2010: The Agenda Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and former Gov. Robert...

By Aaron C. Davis  | September 23, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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First Click, Maryland
There are facts, and then there are campaign ads

Your daily download of political news and analysis: 41 days until the Maryland elections Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010: The Agenda "The trouble with facts is that there are so...

By John Wagner  | September 22, 2010; 6:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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National Democratic group returns fire on Ehrlich

That didn't take long. Less than 24 hours after the Republican Governors Association launched an ad attacking Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) for raising taxes, the Democratic Governors Association returned fire on Wednesday with a commercial against former Gov. Robert...

By Aaron C. Davis  | September 22, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Elections  
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O'Malley's 'worst hits' have a familiar ring

Supporters of former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) received an e-mail Tuesday morning containing a humorous Web video that pokes fun at tax increases passed under Gov. Martin O'Malley (D). The video is patterned after TV commercials selling...

By John Wagner  | September 21, 2010; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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First Click, Maryland:
With RGA money, is Md. gov's race going national?

Your daily download of political news and analysis: 42 days to go until Election Day Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Tuesday, September 21, 2010: The Agenda As reported first in today's Washington Post, the...

By Aaron C. Davis  | September 21, 2010; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Mikulski's first ad focuses on 'new economy jobs'

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D) is on the air with the first television ad of her reelection campaign, projecting a positive message focused on creating "new economy jobs" for Maryland.

By Ben Pershing  | September 20, 2010; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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First Click, Maryland
O'Malley on D.C. TV and other coming attractions

Your daily download of political news and analysis: 43 days until the Maryland elections Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Monday, September 20, 2010: The Agenda The air war in the Maryland governor's race will...

By John Wagner  | September 20, 2010; 6:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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