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Maryland Politics: October 17, 2010 - October 23, 2010

O'Malley has spent nearly $6 million in six weeks on ads

Quick: how many times have you seen a commercial for Gov. Martin O'Malley's reelection campaign? More than you can count? On Friday night we began to learn why. O'Malley has spent nearly $6 million on "media" since Aug. 30,...

By Aaron C. Davis  | October 22, 2010; 7:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Why no debates in the Mikulski-Wargotz race?

There won't be any debates between Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and Eric Wargotz (R), and the two campaigns don't agree on why.

By Ben Pershing  | October 22, 2010; 11:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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First Click, Maryland:
Political parties rev up early vote machines in Md.

Your daily download of political news and analysis: 11 days to go until the election Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Friday, October 22, 2010: The Agenda It begins today. After three years in the...

By Aaron C. Davis  | October 22, 2010; 8:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Should Ehrlich cross Abbey Road? Or Let It Be?

What do former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) and The Beatles have in common? Well, no one is barefoot in the photograph that accompanied a piece about Ehrlich's record as governor that ran in The Post on Thursday....

By John Wagner  | October 22, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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O'Malley and Ehrlich spar over health care, education and minority issues

Maryland's two leading candidates for governor sparred over health care, education funding and their commitment to issues affecting African Americans in a radio debate Thursday morning. With less than two weeks to Election Day, former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr....

By Washington Post Editors  | October 21, 2010; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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First Click, Maryland
Friends of Martin coming to Maryland

Your daily download of political news and analysis: 12 days until the Maryland elections Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Thursday, October 21, 2010: The Agenda Maryland's two leading gubernatorial candidates are scheduled to debate...

By John Wagner  | October 21, 2010; 5:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Riemer stumbles over Tea Party racism claim in Montgomery debate

Democrat Hans Riemer stumbled into a gaffe in the final moments of a debate Wednesday night among candidates seeking the four at-large seats on the Montgomery County Council. Earlier in the Rockville debate, Republican candidate Mark D. Fennel, membership director...

By Michael Laris  | October 20, 2010; 10:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Perryville casino rakes in $2M in first four days

Maryland's first slots casino got off the dime quickly, generating more than $2 million in revenue during its first four days of operation, state officials said Wednesday. Hollywood Casino Perryville, located in the state's northeastern corner, opened three days ahead...

By John Wagner  | October 20, 2010; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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First Click, Maryland:
Fact checking how Prince George's fared under Ehrlich and O'Malley

Your daily download of political news and analysis: 13 days to go until the election Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Wednesday, October 20, 2010: The Fact Checker With the two leading candidates for governor...

By Aaron C. Davis  | October 20, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Anne Arundel voters split on state's largest casino

A new poll suggests a ballot measure affecting the future of Maryland's largest planned slots casino could go either way. Voters in Anne Arundel County will decide Nov. 2 whether to allow a zoning law to stand that is needed...

By John Wagner  | October 20, 2010; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Ambulance fee backers set up advocacy arm

Backers of Montgomery County's ambulance fee on Tuesday outlined what they promised will be a broad-based campaign, including direct mail and get-out-the-vote efforts, to win residents' support Nov. 2. Using an ambulance in Rockville as a backdrop, they pointed to...

By Michael Laris  | October 19, 2010; 6:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ehrlich borrows Reagan line in new TV ad

Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) resurrects a famous Ronald Reagan line in a new television ad set to debut in both the Washington and Baltimore markets Tuesday night: "Are you better off today than you were four...

By John Wagner  | October 19, 2010; 5:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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WTOP debate postponed due to Peebles funeral

A radio debate scheduled Friday in the Washington area between Maryland's leading gubernatorial candidates has been postponed because of a funeral both are planning to attend that morning, according to the two campaigns.

By John Wagner  | October 19, 2010; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ehrlich camp says he has $1.7M in bank for final weeks of race

Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) and his running mate will report having raised more than $2.8 million in the most recent seven-week reporting period and having more than $1.7 million on hand for the final two weeks...

By John Wagner  | October 19, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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First Click, Maryland:
Another poll shows momentum for O'Malley

Your daily download of political news and analysis: 14 days to go until the election Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Tuesday, October 19, 2010: The Agenda A third poll in a month shows Gov....

By Aaron C. Davis  | October 19, 2010; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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First Click, Maryland
The growing importance of Prince George's

Your daily download of political news and analysis: 15 days until the Maryland elections Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Monday, October 18, 2010: The Agenda Sometimes, candidates' trash-talking can be somewhat revealing. Consider what...

By John Wagner  | October 18, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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