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Maryland Politics: October 24, 2010 - October 30, 2010

DCCC promotes Libertarian candidate in 1st District

In recent weeks, some voters in Maryland's 1st district have gotten an interesting flier in the mail, asking, "Is Richard Davis out of touch with Maryland?"

By Ben Pershing  | October 30, 2010; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Baltimore Sun endorses O'Malley for reelection

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has been endorsed for reelection by the Baltimore Sun, which calls the Democratic incumbent "the better of two strong candidates" in a lengthy editorial. Two weeks ago, The Washington Post also endorsed O'Malley, saying he had...

By John Wagner  | October 30, 2010; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Marvin Mandel, other Dems urge turnout for Republican Ehrlich

A rally meant to showcase former Republican governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s strength among conservative Democrats drew fewer than 100 people in Dundalk on Saturday morning -- but a couple of big names were among them. "Bob Ehrlich's my friend,...

By John Wagner  | October 30, 2010; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Report: Kratovil, Harris ads aired 6,405 times in seven weeks

The Washington Post's Ben Pershing today reports that the the race for Congress in Maryland's 1st District is the sixth-most-expensive battle in the country. It pits freshman Democrat Frank M. Kratovil Jr., who succeeded moderate Republican Wayne Gilchrest in the...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | October 29, 2010; 10:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Newcomer challenges Charles County register of wills

In Charles County, a political neophyte is challenging a longtime county government official who in recent years was accused of unethical behavior for allegedly misleading county commissioners.

By Ruben Castaneda  | October 29, 2010; 3:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Ehrlich makes direct appeal for votes in final ad

Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) tells viewers that the election is about them and makes a direct appeal for votes in what aides said Friday will be the final television ad of his 2010 campaign.

By John Wagner  | October 29, 2010; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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First Click, Maryland:
Democrats win early voting, but should turnout worry party?

Your daily download of political news and analysis: 4 days to go until the election Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Friday, October 29, 2010: The Agenda Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and the state's Democratic...

By Aaron C. Davis  | October 29, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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O'Malley upbeat about early voting turnout

O'Malley's campaign has been tracking early voting participation, which the governor said was steadily increasing by the day as voters begin to focus on the election. O'Malley said his campaign is on target in terms of early voting turnout for Tuesday's rematch with former Republican governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. O'Malley's numbers track stats from the State Board of Elections that show a total of 170,000 people had cast ballots since voting began last Friday.

By Ann Marimow  | October 28, 2010; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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First Click, Maryland:
Fact-checking Rep. Kratovil's claim on tax hike

Your daily download of political news and analysis: 5 days to go until the election Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Thursday, October 28, 2010: Fact Check If it seems counterintuitive that a candidate would...

By Aaron C. Davis  | October 28, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Ehrlich: Race likely to be his last if he loses

Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) said he is unlikely to run for public office again if he loses on Tuesday, characterizing the election as "up or out" for him. Ehrlich, who in 2002 was elected Maryland's first...

By John Wagner  | October 27, 2010; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Md. GOP lawmaker questions if Montgomery College breaking law to favor immigrants

A Republican state delegate is asking Maryland authorities to investigate whether Montgomery College is breaking the law by allowing illegal immigrants to enroll as county residents and therefore obtain lower in-county fees, my colleague Daniel de Vise reports on his...

By Aaron C. Davis  | October 27, 2010; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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First Click, Maryland
Mikulski maintains wide lead in U.S. Senate race

Your daily download of political news and analysis: 6 days until the Maryland elections Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Wednesday, October 27, 2010: The Agenda Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D) remains ahead of her Republican...

By John Wagner  | October 27, 2010; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Ehrlich turns his attention to illegal immigration

Former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. sought Tuesday to highlight differences with Gov. Martin O'Malley on illegal immigration, saying the issue had "become more of a hot button" since their recent debate at The Washington Post. Flanked by lawyers and...

By John Wagner  | October 26, 2010; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Ehrlich's former foe seeks just desserts from O'Malley

The way Brian Murphy tells it, O'Malley owes his company $56.02 for a Smith Island cake the company prepared last January to help the governor make good on a bet with Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels after the Baltimore Ravens lost to the Indianapolis Colts in the playoffs.

By Ann Marimow  | October 26, 2010; 10:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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First Click, Maryland:
Republican Congress a 'good thing'? Voters split.

Your daily download of political news and analysis: 7 days to go until the election Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Tuesday, October 26, 2010: The Agenda Likely voters in Maryland give a wide lead...

By Aaron C. Davis  | October 26, 2010; 7:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Post Maryland Poll
Obama popular, but not big factor in governor's race

President Obama remains relatively popular in heavily Democratic Maryland, but most voters say he will not factor into their vote in next week's governor's race, a new Washington Post poll has found. Among likely voters in Maryland, 59 percent say...

By John Wagner  | October 25, 2010; 10:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Washington Post Maryland governor's race poll: Your turn

The Washington Post today published the results of its latest poll on the Maryland governor's race (full data), which showed Martin O'Malley with a 14-point lead over Bob Ehrlich among likely voters. You can answer some the poll questions yourself...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | October 25, 2010; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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First Click, Maryland
The Post poll: What to make of the new numbers

Your daily download of political news and analysis: 8 days until the Maryland elections Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Monday, October 25, 2010: The Agenda It's not as though Maryland voters are wild about...

By John Wagner  | October 25, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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