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Baltimore Sun endorses O'Malley for reelection

Thumbnail image for O'Malley mouth open.jpgMaryland 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 "established his credibility as a sensible, responsible executive who merits four more years."

Other papers with readership in Maryland have split between O'Malley and former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R), who is trying to win his job back on Tuesday.

The Sun editorial says the 2010 governor's race "presents Maryland voters with a rare and difficult choice between two men with the proven stature and experience to serve as the state's chief executive." It goes on to credit Ehrlich with the superior position on some issues, including looming pension and retiree health liabilities.

But, the editorial says, "on the whole, Mr. O'Malley's ideas are better suited to the challenges Maryland faces now, whereas Mr. Ehrlich at times has failed to recognize the ways in which the world has changed since he left office four years ago."

By John Wagner  | October 30, 2010; 1:45 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Elections, John Wagner  
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