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Posted at 9:55 PM ET, 10/23/2010

My endorsement: A credible stand on taxes

By washingtonpost.com editors

By Paula Johnson
Clinton

I endorse Gov. Martin O’Malley for reelection. I cringe at the thought of any taxes being raised, but I applaud Mr. O’Malley for not campaigning on a pledge to lower taxes. While vowing to reduce taxes sounds good, I have to question what “entitlement spending” or “ineffective expenditures” would be on Robert Ehrlich’s chopping block if he is elected, since Mr. Ehrlich has failed to specify the intended targets.

While he may publicly champion small businesses and families, I fear that Mr. Ehrlich’s underlying agenda is to keep the wealth in the hands of those who already have it at the expense of the working poor, the underemployed and unemployed, and the middle class.

The recent Post debate confirmed my view that Mr. Ehrlich is not to be trusted. Mr. O’Malley will govern for the best interests of all Marylanders, not a choice few.

Readers are invited to make the case for their candidate in the Maryland governor's race in 200 words or fewer and e-mail it to letters@washpost.com with “My Endorsement” in the subject line. Please include a day and evening phone number and a note describing any connection you have to the candidates, their campaigns or Maryland politics in general. Responses will be posted on All Opinions Are Local through Oct. 22

By washingtonpost.com editors  | October 23, 2010; 9:55 PM ET
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I voted for Ehrlich, because in order for Maryland to go forward with a agenda that really represents the overall good of the people it is imparative that we break up the democratic monopoly in our state government.

Posted by: PracticalIndependent | October 25, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

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