Tag: Eric Wargotz

29,000 people of both parties voted for Pipkin, but just 32 Republicans get to choose replacement; Wargotz applying

In 2010, 46,000 people in four counties on the upper Eastern Shore participated in electing the state senator for District 36, and less than half of them were registered Republicans. Yet 29,000 of these voters chose to reelect Republican Sen. E.J.Pipkin, who resigned Aug. 12. By Sept. 10, 32 people or less, all of them members of the Republican Central committees from the four counties, will get to choose his successor.

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Wargotz won’t run for Senate again

Former 2010 U.S. Senate Republican nominee Eric Wargotz said he will not enter the 2012 U.S. race for Senate. Citing strong support for incumbent Sen. Benjamin Cardin and President Barack Obama, Wargotz announced his decision late Thursday in a press release.

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Wargotz will decide on Senate race against Cardin by November

Potential Republican U.S. Senate candidate Eric Wargotz said he will make his decision whether to run against first-term Democratic Sen. Benjamin Cardin by early November. Wargotz got 36% of the vote last year as the Republican challenger to U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the best any Republican had done against the state’s most popular Democrat in four elections.

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O’Malley continues to lead Ehrlich in latest poll, 47% to 42%, with few undecided

Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley leads Republican ex-gov. Bob Ehrlich 47% to 42%, with only 6% of the electorate undecided, according to a Gonzales Research poll taken last week. Four percent will vote for one of the three minor-party candidates.

The poll of 816 likely voters interviewed by telephone last week is the latest survey in the past month to show O’Malley pulling ahead in the race, despite the fact that Gonzales expects Republican voter turnout to be higher than usual and Democrats to turn out in fewer numbers. The margin of error is 3.5%.

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