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Posted at 2:03 PM ET, 02/18/2011

O'Malley takes aim at Florida's Gov. Scott

By Aaron C. Davis

o'malley.jpgAdd Florida Gov. Rick Scott to the list of Republicans that Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has targeted since taking the helm of the Democratic Governors Association.

In a letter sent Friday to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, O'Malley says Maryland would "benefit greatly from receipt of the federal high speed rail funds recently rejected by the Governor of Florida."

"Three newly elected Republican governors -- Florida's Rick Scott, Wisconsin's Scott Walker and Ohio's John Kasich -- have rejected federal money for high-speed rail, citing concern that their state's taxpayers might be saddled with cost overruns" and that projects would add to the national debt, reports The Post's Ashley Halsey III.

In his letter to LaHood, O'Malley expressed no such reservations and said that if other states don't want the federal funding to build the Obama administration's proposed national network of high-speed rail lines, Maryland would be happy to have it.

Earlier this month, O'Malley engaged in a war of words with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), and had an unflattering take on Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's book "Fed Up!"

O'Malley is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the Virginia Democratic Party's Jefferson-Jackson dinner Saturday. His prepared remarks for the event show he plans a few more shots at his Republican counterparts.

By Aaron C. Davis  | February 18, 2011; 2:03 PM ET
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in all my 40 years of voting, this pos is the worst ever. He ruined baltimore city and now turned our once beautiful state into a cess pool of illegal aliens who are working everywhere and taxing the hell out of all of us to keep up with the $2billion tax $$ every year we give them. They are all on welfare because of their babies for profit scams that they get with fake id's. Md welfare is now at a 30% fraud because of illegal aliens, O'liar's "new americans"!! If it weren't for their vote he'd be gone!!

Posted by: amdactivist | February 18, 2011 4:56 PM | Report abuse

in all my 40 years of voting, this governor is the worst ever. He ruined baltimore city and now turned our once beautiful state into a cess pool of illegal aliens who are working everywhere and taxing the hell out of all of us to keep up with the $2billion tax $$ every year we give them. They are all on welfare because of their babies for profit scams that they get with fake id's. Md welfare is now at a 30% fraud because of illegal aliens, O'liar's "new americans"!! If it weren't for their vote he'd be gone!!

Posted by: amdactivist | February 18, 2011 4:58 PM | Report abuse

This is what O'malley did for Maryland. Fyi I am also a many year democrat who now leans far right. Thanks o'malley for showing me the light..
Baltimore ranks 11th most dangerous cities in America.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/22/most-dangerous-cities-in-_n_787010.html#s188579&title=11_Baltimore_Maryland

O'malley worst governor in our country.
Page 4 http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa-624.pdf

8 Governors get an F rating. Guess who's one of them?
www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=9709 - 32k - 2008-10-20

Posted by: amdactivist | February 18, 2011 5:03 PM | Report abuse

As Ronald Reagan supposedly once said, I'd rather compromise than stand on principle and go over the cliff, flags flying, and get nothing. Go OMalley. If those other govs don't want the fed cash, I say Md. can use it. One pols earmark is another pols taking home the bacon.

Posted by: VikingRider | February 18, 2011 8:23 PM | Report abuse

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