Off to the Races: Decision time for candidates; running mates needed; incumbent senators challenged; Hogan appeals to Korean-Americans

February 24, 2014

The filing deadline for state and county offices is tomorrow (Tuesday) at 9 p.m., and candidates are trying to make up their minds to jump in or jump out. [...more]

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Former delegate challenges Brochin for Senate seat

January 29, 2014

Connie DeJuliis of Glen Arm filed for state Senate Wednesday, pitting her in the Democratic primary against incumbent Sen. Jim Brochin in District 42, which stretches from Towson to the Pennsylvania border. DeJuliis, a former one-term delegate from Dundalk, then known as Connie Galiazzo , joins a handful of former delegates getting back in the game as candidates for General Assembly and a half dozen Democrats challenging incumbent senators of their own party. [...more]

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Eberly Commentary: Does the Md. GOP have a deep bench?

September 6, 2013

Todd Eberly describes what he thinks the Maryland Republican Party needs to establish as a "strong bench" of potential statewide candidates for offices like attorney general in order to break the state's one-party monopoly. [...more]

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O’Malley budget seeks $37.3 billion, up 4.3%

January 17, 2013

Gov. Martin O’Malley on Wednesday proposed a total budget for fiscal 2014 of $37.3 billion, a $1.5 billion increase or 4.3% more than this year’s total spending, including money set aside as a surplus and rainy day fund. [...more]

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Bolton blasts Obama foreign policy at GOP dinner

June 20, 2012

Former Gov. Bob Ehrlich introduced former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton at a GOP dinner. “I think he’d look really good as Secretary of State in a Romney administration,” Ehrlich told the crowd. Bolton’s speech was a biting critique of President Obama. He said Obama “does not put American national security at the top of his priority list.” [...more]

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Video: Authors Smith and Willis discuss new book on Maryland politics

January 6, 2012

Herb Smith and John Willis discuss their new book “Maryland Politics and Government: Democratic Dominance” with Maryland Reporter editor Len Lazarick. [...more]

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Bob Ehrlich’s new book: blunt and as uncompromising as ever

November 28, 2011

Bob Ehrlich's new book, “Turn This Car Around,” is vintage Ehrlich: blunt, uncompromising, plain spoken, politically incorrect, almost always “in the right” against the forces of the left. [...more]

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Did you really write this book? A five-minute video with Bob Ehrlich

Former Republican Gov. Bob Ehrlich sat down with Len Lazarick of MarylandReporter.com to discuss his new book, "Turn This Car Around." [...more]

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Ehrlich fundraiser calls Henson hire ‘terrible mistake’; gov goes fishing and other briefs

June 20, 2011

Dick Hug, top fundraiser for ex-Gov. Bob Ehrlich for his last three campaigns, said hiring campaign consultant Julius Henson was “a terrible mistake” and he and Elaine Pevenstein, executive director of Ehrlich campaign office, argued against the hire. Henson and campaign chief Paul Schurick were indicted Thursday for deceptive Election Day robocalls telling black voters to stay home. Hug said Henson’s reputation for dirty tricks was well known, particularly his role in depicting Republican nominee Ellen Sauerbrey as a racist in her 1998 race for governor. [...more]

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Money in 2010 governor’s race dropped, but O’Malley raised two-thirds more than Ehrlich

April 28, 2011

Although there was not as much money flowing in the 2010 gubernatorial election, Gov. Martin O’Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown got the same amount of campaign donations last year as they did in 2006, according to a new report. This amounted to $5.5 million, or two-thirds more than Republican opponents Bob Ehrlich and Mary Kane. [...more]

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