O'Malley declares victory
Surrounded by Maryland's top-elected Democrats and his family, Gov. Martin O'Malley declared victory just before 11 p.m.
"In the toughest of times, against some of the greatest adversity our country has seen in a long, long time, the people of Maryland have decided once again that together, we move forward," said O'Malley as supporters chanted "four more years, four more years."
O'Malley touted the state's record on job creation and public education during his tenure, but also spoke directly to those who had backed his rival, former Republican governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.
"In these difficult times there will be public policy issues we disagree on, and that's natural ... but at the end of the day we are all in this together," O'Malley said.
He called for "putting aside partisanship and coming together" and vowed to "always listen," to "always be on your side" and to "make every decision in these tough days ahead based on what's best for all of us."
Ann E. Marimow
| November 2, 2010; 11:05 PM ET
Categories: 2010 Elections, Ann Marimow, Governor
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