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McCain endorses Ehrlich in Md. GOP primary

McCain.jpgHis long-shot primary opponent might have the endorsement of Sarah Palin. But on Monday, former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) picked up the endorsement of the politician who catapulted Palin out of obscurity onto the national stage: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

"I have great admiration for his independent streak and his unwavering sense of duty to our country," Ehrlich said of the 2008 Republican presidential nominee. "His endorsement adds greater momentum to our campaign as we fight to get Maryland working again with more jobs, lower taxes and less spending."

Brian Murphy, a 33-year-old business investor from Montgomery County, gained attention last month with the endorsement of Palin, the former Alaska governor and McCain's running mate in 2008.

Ehrlich and Murphy square off in Tuesday's primary for governor, with the winner to face Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) in November.

A recent poll showed Murphy, who has run to Ehrlich's right, attracting 13 percent of the GOP primary vote. Some pundits have predicted that his share of the vote could be significantly higher.

By John Wagner  |  September 13, 2010; 2:30 PM ET
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Maybe he just forgot what Sarah Palin asked him to do!

Posted by: free-donny | September 14, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

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