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Maryland Politics: September 26, 2010 - October 2, 2010

Ehrlich campaign ad claims 'cover-up' on Md. jobs report

Former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) has parlayed the O'Malley administration's removal of a gloomy economic report from a state Web site into a new attack ad. In a 30-second television spot set to debut in the Baltimore market,...

By John Wagner  | October 1, 2010; 5:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Empty chairs at Maryland Tea Party?

Your daily download of political news and analysis: 32 days to go until the election Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Friday, October 1, 2010: The Agenda A substantially smaller percentage of registered voters in...

By Aaron C. Davis  | October 1, 2010; 9:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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O'Malley, Ehrlich agree to Oct. 11 debate on WJZ

After weeks of wrangling, Maryland's two leading gubernatorial candidates have agreed to at least one televised debate: Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) will square off Oct. 11 on WJZ, the CBS affiliate in...

By John Wagner  | September 30, 2010; 6:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Regional business group reverses trend, backs O'Malley

Endorsements in the Maryland governor's race are coming fast and furious these days, but one that came through our inbox minutes ago is worth its own mention. The Greater Washington Board of Trade, the largest organization representing business interests in...

By Aaron C. Davis  | September 30, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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First Click, Maryland:
Taking credit for Md. slots a political crapshoot

Your daily download of political news and analysis: 33 days to go until the election Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010: The Agenda The clear headline out of a new Post...

By Aaron C. Davis  | September 30, 2010; 7:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Ehrlich gets Giuliani endorsement

No surprise here, but former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) has the backing of former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (R) in his comeback bid. Giuliani came to Maryland to campaign for Ehrlich in the closing days on...

By John Wagner  | September 29, 2010; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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High court orders ambulance fee referendum placed on ballot

Maryland's highest court has reversed a lower court decision and ordered that a referendum on a Montgomery County ambulance fee be placed on the Nov. 2 ballot.

By Michael Laris  | September 29, 2010; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ehrlich says Post poll is 'out of whack'

Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) dismissed a Washington Post poll published Wednesday that shows him trailing Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) by 11 percentage points, saying the findings are "so far out of whack" with any other public...

By John Wagner  | September 29, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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First Click, Maryland:
Will O'Malley fare better than Fenty?

Your daily download of political news and analysis: 34 days to go until the election Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010: The Agenda A hyper-polarized political environment that elsewhere has propelled Tea...

By Aaron C. Davis  | September 29, 2010; 9:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Take the Washington Post's Maryland governor's race poll

The Washington Post today published the results of a poll of more than 1,400 Maryland residents that found incumbent Gov. Martin O'Malley with an 11-percentage-point edge over former Gov. Bob Ehrlich, with the election a bit more than a month...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | September 28, 2010; 10:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ehrlich, GOP supporters accuse O'Malley of cover-up in agency e-mails

Ehrlich's campaign dropped a second round of documents that show O'Malley's administration scrambling to cope with the fallout from an economic report that was inadvertently posted last month on a state Web site. The e-mails offer a rare look at the inner-workings of O'Malley's administration, including candid exchanges from top aides who were clearly concerned about public perception and how the internal report ended up in the hands of Ehrlich's campaign.

By Ann Marimow  | September 28, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Poll: Obama's impact; big change from 2006

For more results from The Post's poll on Maryland election issues, come back to PostLocal.com or the Maryland Politics blog late tonight. News that President Obama will hit the campaign trail in Maryland next week in support of Martin O'Malley...

By Jon Cohen  | September 28, 2010; 4:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Obama to join O'Malley on campaign trail next week

President Obama will campaign for Gov. Martin O'Malley next month. Obama also praises O'Malley in a 60-second radio spot scheduled to begin airing today in Baltimore and next week in the Washington region.

By Ann Marimow  | September 28, 2010; 12:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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First Click, Maryland
How much do voters care about health care?

Your daily download of political news and analysis: 35 days until the Maryland elections Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010: The Agenda In this year's race for governor in Maryland, the...

By John Wagner  | September 28, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Kratovil continues negative ads, calls Harris 'extreme'

Rep. Frank Kratovil (D) is sharpening his message in his tough reelection race, airing his second consecutive negative ad that purports to expose "the real Andy Harris."

By Ben Pershing  | September 27, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Md.'s first slots casino opens ahead of grand opening

After years of bitter debate over slot machines, Maryland's first casino opened its doors to the public at 8 a.m. Monday, three days ahead of a planned grand opening. Hollywood Casino Perryville, located in the state's northeastern corner, was issued...

By John Wagner  | September 27, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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First Click, Maryland
A review of two records on revenues

Your daily download of political news and analysis: 36 days until the Maryland elections Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Monday, Sept. 27, 2010: The Agenda Even the casual observer of the Maryland governor's race...

By John Wagner  | September 27, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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