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Maryland Politics: October 10, 2010 - October 16, 2010

Women voters target O'Malley in new Ehrlich ad

A new television ad from former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) uses a series of voters to try to make the case that Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) is "taxing me like I'm rich" and has otherwise been insensitive to the concerns of working families.

By John Wagner  | October 15, 2010; 6:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  2010 Elections, Aaron C. Davis, John Wagner  
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Candidate pleads not guilty in campaign flier case

Jerry J. Mathis, an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for Prince George's County Council, pleaded not guilty Friday in circuit court to charges lodged by Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler of distributing campaign material without proper markings.

By Miranda S. Spivack  | October 15, 2010; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 Elections, Miranda Spivack, Prince George's County  
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Education reform on tap for next Baker 'listening' session

The presumptive next Prince George's County executive, Rushern Baker, will focus on education Tuesday evening when he conducts his second "listening session" designed to hear county residents' concerns.

By Miranda S. Spivack  | October 15, 2010; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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First Click, Maryland:
Md. gov's race spinning toward colorful conclusion

Your daily download of political news and analysis: 18 days to go until the election Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Friday, October 15, 2010: The Agenda At the end of Thursday's feisty gubernatorial debate,...

By Aaron C. Davis  | October 15, 2010; 7:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fact-checking the debate: Ehrlich says surveys show Md. worse for business; O'Malley says depends on which survey

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. fought hard over the economy at a midday forum Thursday sponsored by The Washington Post, with each accusing the other of being a poor steward of the state's business community.

By Fredrick Kunkle  | October 14, 2010; 3:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Full video: Washington Post Maryland gubernatorial debate

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | October 14, 2010; 3:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Excerpts: Post reporter John Wagner on governor's race, debate

Washington Post reporter John Wagner was online to take reader questions today following the Post-sponsored debate between incumbent Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and his challenger, former Gov. Bob Ehrlich. Excerpts follow. Q.: Clearly, Bob Ehrlich learned from the last debate,...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | October 14, 2010; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Post-debate fact-checking gives different takes on O'Malley's spending

The campaign credits O'Malley with cutting spending 3 percent during his term. During the debate, O'Malley said, "We've cut state spending more than any other governor has over a four-year period." The 3 percent figure O'Malley uses refers to general fund spending. That's one way to look at the numbers. But look at it another way and the numbers tell a somewhat of a different story.

By Ann Marimow  | October 14, 2010; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2010 Elections, Fact-Checker, Maryland State Budget  
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Washington Post debate: What did you think?

The Washington Post's Maryland gubernatorial debate just wrapped up -- we'll have the full video up later today but you can read Mike DeBonis's recap and analysis now -- and we'd like to know what you thought. Have questions that...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | October 14, 2010; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Maryland governor's race debate: video, tweeting, analysis

The Washington Post's Maryland governor's debate starts in half an hour. Here's what we'll have: • Live video and the chance to submit questions • Live analysis of the candidates statements by Mike DeBonis • Live tweeting of the debate....

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | October 14, 2010; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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National Democrats not giving up on Reps. Kratovil, Perriello, Nye

National Democrats are still pouring money into the reelection bids of freshman Reps. Frank Kratovil (Md.), Tom Perriello (Va.) and Glenn Nye (Va.), even as the party has largely given up on several other candidates facing similarly tough races across the country.

By Ben Pershing  | October 14, 2010; 10:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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First Click, Maryland
O'Malley-Ehrlich Round 2 begins at noon

Your daily download of political news and analysis: 19 days until the Maryland elections Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Thursday, October 14, 2010: The Agenda Three days after tangling in a television studio in...

By John Wagner  | October 14, 2010; 7:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Johnson says Pr. George's finances in good shape, but won't give details

A day after his budget director confirmed that Prince George's County will start the next budget year looking for $50 million to cover rising expenses, County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D) said he expected that the county would be able to cover the gap, but declined to give details of the county's fiscal picture. He said he would not make the details public until he briefs his likely successor, Rushern Baker (D).

By Miranda S. Spivack  | October 13, 2010; 5:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Largo woman running as write-in against Currie

Jennifer Lowery-Bell, 63, a Largo community activist and former nurse now studying law, said she stood by as state Sen. Ulysses Currie (D-Prince George's) ran unopposed in the Sept. 14 Democratic primary for his fifth term in the Maryland state Senate.

By Miranda Spivack  | October 13, 2010; 4:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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First Click, Maryland
The facts behind the debate's DNA claims

Your daily download of political news and analysis: 20 days until the Maryland elections Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Wednesday, October 13, 2010: The Fact Checker DNA, which is often called the gold standard...

By John Wagner  | October 13, 2010; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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First Click, Maryland:
Who won the first O'Malley-Ehrlich debate?
... Ask the campaigns

Your daily download of political news and analysis: 21 days to go until the election Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Tuesday, October 12, 2010: The Agenda Moments after Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and former...

By Aaron C. Davis  | October 12, 2010; 6:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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O'Malley and Ehrlich spar in tense debate

Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) squared off in an often-testy debate Monday, trading accusations about each other's records on taxes, university tuition, race and the education of poor children, among other issues. From...

By John Wagner and Aaron C. Davis  | October 11, 2010; 1:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ehrlich, O'Malley agree to debate hosted by The Post

Maryland's two leading candidates for governor have agreed to a debate to be hosted Thursday by Washington Post Live and two media partners, WAMU 88.5 and WUSA Channel 9. Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr....

By John Wagner  | October 11, 2010; 12:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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First Click, Maryland
What to watch when you watch the debate

Your daily download of political news and analysis: 22 days until the Maryland elections Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Monday, October 11, 2010: The Agenda "Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and Baltimore Mayor...

By John Wagner  | October 11, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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