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Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

It’s Officially Ehrlich vs. O’Malley in Maryland.



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The night’s second, not terribly surprising winner: Bob Ehrlich as the GOP nominee to be governor of Maryland.

In my e-mailbox:

The Republican Governors Association congratulated Bob Ehrlich today on his primary victory. ”Maryland voters know the difference Bob Ehrlich can make for their state,” said RGA spokesman Chris Schrimpf. “Bob fought off Democratic tax increases and helped create 100,000 private sector jobs.  Under O’Malley all those jobs and more were lost and what’s worse taxes went up by 1.3 billion dollars, the most in history.  The question every Marylander will ask themselves is, are they better off now than they were four years ago?”

It’s early, but it appears Sarah Palin’s endorsement helped bring Brian Murphy to about 17 percent. Not bad for a little-known candidate, but well short of what was needed for a serious challenge.


Tags: Brian Murphy , Robert Ehrlich , Sarah Palin


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