Tag: Bob Ehrlich

Hogan’s 67% approval rating higher than tops for O’Malley, Ehrlich

Two-thirds of all voters (67%) in a new poll taken last week approve of the job Gov. Larry Hogan is doing and only 19% disapprove, a higher approval rating than ever achieved by either of his two predecessors. Three out of five voters (60%) believe Maryland is headed in the right direction, while 22% say the state is headed on the wrong track, with 18% giving no answer. Linked to full poll results.

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Hogan, Ehrlich bid farewell to friend and advisor Kreseski

It was a sad reunion of sorts for many members of the Bob Ehrlich administration — some now part of Larry Hogan’s administration — as both governors bid farewell to Steve Kreseski, who died last month at 58. Hogan, 59, and Ehrlich, 57, eulogized Kreseski at a packed memorial Mass at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Capitol Hill in Washington attended by more than 400. Kreseski was Ehrlich’s chief of staff both in Congress and as governor.

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Why Eastern Baltimore County went Republican

Blaine Taylor writes: The long-entrenched Democratic machine that I first encountered in 1974 as press secretary for the late Sen. Patrick T. Welsh has now been knocked to the ground, mainly because in its arrogance and overweening pride, it refused to acknowledge any dissent and desire for change within its own ranks. When you do that, the door is opened to change.

The dinosaurs have thus gone the way of the dodos, having brought it on themselves: a restored two-party system as exemplified by the District 6’s new slate and Councilman David Marks.

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Environmentalists worried about Hogan

The annual awards ceremony by Maryland’s environmental community was tinged with trepidation Tuesday night as they worried about what was in store from the new Republican governor.

“These are uncertain times,” said Marcia Verploegen Lewis, board chair of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters, which puts on the awards dinner. “We need to protect the regulations we have in place” and “maintain our legacy programs.”

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ICYMI: Sauerbrey, Bentley endorse Craig for governor

One of the more meaningful endorsements in the Republican campaign for governor got lost in the shuffle last week.

Former House of Delegates Minority Leader Ellen Sauerbrey, almost elected governor in 1994, and her then-archrival, former U.S. Rep. Helen Delich Bentley, along with former Baltimore County Executive Roger Hayden, enthusiastically endorsed Harford County Executive David Craig for governor and his running mate Del. Jeannie Haddaway on Wednesday.

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