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Posted at 1:12 PM ET, 09/27/2010

O'Malley: What's a progressive to do?

By Keith Berner

In my voter guide for the recent primary election, I urged abstention in the Democratic race for governor, while grudgingly accepting the need to support Governor Martin O’Malley’s reelection bid in November. Until a few days ago, I felt extremely torn about what I would do. Sure I knew I would hold my nose and vote for the incumbent against GOP former governor Robert Ehrlich, but could I actually bring myself to demonstrate publicly my support for this disappointing centrist? Could I get out an campaign for him?

Over the past few days, I’ve had this conversation with some of my friends and political allies. And, lo and behold, I surprised myself by taking a stronger pro-O’Malley stand than some of them.

[Continue reading Keith Berner's post here at Left-Hand View.]

Keith Berner blogs at Left-Hand View. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

By Keith Berner  | September 27, 2010; 1:12 PM ET
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