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Ehrlich gets Giuliani endorsement

rudy.jpgNo 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 his 2006 race against Gov. Martin O'Malley (D). On Wednesday, Ehrlich announced he was accepting Giuliani's endorsement for the 2010 rematch.

"His plan for the next four years -- creating jobs, lowering the tax burden of families and entrepreneurs, and reining in government spending - is exactly what Maryland needs," Giuliani said in a statement.

The announcement comes a day after Ehrlich announced the support of another GOP presidential aspirant, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (R).

Ehrlich previously touted Romney's backing last month, after Sarah Palin endorsed Brian Murphy, Ehrlich's lGOP primary rival.

By John Wagner  | September 29, 2010; 4:50 PM ET
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Am I missing something here? Why is this news? A former mayor of NYC, who currently holds no public office endroses Ehrlich. And the current mayor of NYC endorses OMalley. But they don't live in Maryland, so who cares what they do?

Posted by: VikingRider | September 29, 2010 9:07 PM | Report abuse

When will Giuliani realize his utter irrelevance?

Posted by: rashomon | September 29, 2010 11:52 PM | Report abuse

Oh my gosh, now that the Don has endorsed Erilch, I will absolutley vote for Erlich. I understand Mr. Giuliani also has a Brooklyn bridge to sell, too. Talk about a NEGATIVE endorsement. You might as well have an endorsement from Al Bundy.

Posted by: kschur1 | September 30, 2010 7:38 AM | Report abuse

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahhahahahahahhahahhahahahhahhahahhahah!!! oOOOOOOOOOOOOOEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! Haha hahahahahahahahahahahahhahha!!!

My side is killing me. A Bugs Bunny Endorsement for rug-head!!!

Posted by: Dog-1 | September 30, 2010 7:57 AM | Report abuse

this would help erhlich only if Giuliani was registered to vote in maryland.

But even then, Giuliani probably would just vote for O'Malley anyway.

Ehrlich has the stink of loser all over him.

Posted by: MarilynManson | September 30, 2010 8:37 AM | Report abuse

This out to net him a dozen or so vote.

Posted by: AxelDC | September 30, 2010 9:20 AM | Report abuse

The official text of Giuliani's endorsement of Ehrlich:

"9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 vote for Ehrlich 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11."

"And in conclusion, 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11."

Posted by: GP04 | September 30, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Giuliani has now been to reduced to making radio ads for a "motivational speaker's conference" being held at a convention center near you. He was on the radio the other day with his shtick trying to drum up interest..."only $9.95 to hear all 10 speakers. Call 1-800..."...blah, blah, blah. It sounded so lame. He must be hurting for cash. What's next Giuliani, "Set it and forget it"?

Posted by: B-rod | September 30, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Giuliani school of public speaking has a two question test, answers.
Ronald Reagan, 9/11,Ronald Reagan, 9/11
repeat until hoarse, if in real trouble, drink water and repeat again until you faint.

Congratulations, you are now a real conservative.

Posted by: COWENS99 | September 30, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

A real pair. Fear mongering on the one hand, and bad math (2+2=5) on the other. They deserve one another.

Posted by: adill1 | September 30, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

is ehrlich going to send out a press release when (if) his mother endorses him?

Posted by: MarilynManson | September 30, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

The above posts are GREAT. I'm laughing so hard I am about to cry.

Marylanders have a wonderful sense of humor.

Posted by: guylady201001 | September 30, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

U guys have me liteRally laughing out loud!!! This endorsement from a has been mayor & a fail presidential bid means absolutely nothing to the folks of Maryland. O'MALLEY ALL THE WAY!!!

Posted by: bobby20 | September 30, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

What is the recommended daily dietary allowance for rat poison? Zero. Same as the number of GOP members recommended for high office in Maryland. All that banking fun the GOP jammed down our throats. They are job killers of the first degree.

Posted by: BlueTwo1 | September 30, 2010 7:25 PM | Report abuse

As a Republican, I would love to actually vote for one in Maryland. But come on, put someone on the ticket who isn't a complete idiot.

Posted by: gpl2411 | September 30, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

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