An Awful Irony for an 'Anti-Bullying' Activist
Monday brims with bitter ironies. Newly released NFL running back Ray Rice, disgraced because of his brutal, unprovoked assault upon his then-fiancée in an elevator, was an outspoken activist against#…#bullying.
Here’s Rice attending the bill signing of Governor …
All of the Non-Michelle Speeches (Condensed Version)
Tomorrow’s Morning Jolt will feature quite a few thoughts on the first night of the Democratic National Convention. I think Michelle Obama gave about as persuasive a case as can be made for her husband’s reelection — primarily …
Sorry, O'Malley; Your Policies Will Get Other Governors Fired.
Over at Politico, the reelection of Gov. Martin O’Malley in Maryland is interpreted as a sign that raising taxes may not be as politically dangerous as many think.
Republicans relentlessly pounded Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley for raising income, …
It’s usually dangerous when an incumbent lawmaker sees the world differently than his constituents, but I figure the most damaging manifestation of this occurs when a politician insists that his constituents are doing fine and the constituents believe they …
60 Percent of Maryland's Electorate in November Will Be Democrats?
On Election Day 2008, CNN’s exit poll showed a Maryland electorate that consisted of 51 percent self-identified Democrats, 28 percent Republicans, and 21 percent independents.
Today, Public Policy Polling unveiled a poll showing Democratic governor Martin O’Malley leading Republican Robert Ehrlich by 3 …
Hey, Wasn't Martin O'Malley Supposed to be a Frontrunner?
The last time Maryland’s Martin O’Malley led a poll over Republican former governor Bob Ehrlich was May 4. There have been three polls since then, including this one out from Rasmussen this morning:
The race for governor of Maryland …
In Maryland, Ehrlich Tied With O'Malley Among Those Certain to Vote
The Washington Post polls registered voters in Maryland, and finds incumbent Democratic governor Martin O’Malley ahead of former governor Robert Ehrlich, 49 percent to 41 percent.
While I think Ehrlich has an uphill climb, this is a fairly encouraging poll for …
The Soft Underbelly of Hillary Clinton's 2016 Bid
You are likely to see a lot of stories like this one in the coming years, alleging previously unreported reckless sexual behavior on the part of Bill Clinton while he was in the White House. Some rivals of Hillary Clinton …
A Tale of Two Governors, Two States, and Two Parties
This morning the Republican Governors Association is chuckling over the newest sharp contrast between their chairman and the chairman of the Democratic Governors Association (and governor of a neighboring state).
Just days after Virginia governor Bob McDonnell announced a $544 million …
Obama's Making a Campaign Stop In... Maryland? Really?
In a few hours, the Washington Post will release a new poll on Maryland’s governor’s race, which has seemed like a pretty close contest between Democrat incumbent Martin O’Malley and Republican former governor Bob Ehrlich. But there’…
Bob Ehrlich's Got Some Money to Spend
I thought Robert Ehrlich, the once and perhaps future governor of Maryland, was supposed to get blown out this year in terms of fundraising.
Former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) has raised $3.2 million this year for his comeback campaign, …
Somebody Gets Lost While Trying to Pursue Magellan
Over on Twitter, a contributor to Daily Kos, Steve Lebowitz, contends that the sense that Bob Ehrlich may be pulling ahead of incumbent Democrat Martin O’Malley reflects the “Ehrlich theme team ploy.” His argument can be read in depth …
Is Maryland's Governor's Race a Toss-Up Yet?
The Answer: 1, 0, 0.
The Question: What is the lead of incumbent Maryland governor Martin O’Malley over his Republican challenger, former governor Bob Ehrlich, in percentage points, among likely voters in the last three polls?
(When you saw 1-0-0, you …
Can Robert Ehrlich Win Again?
Robert Ehrlich’s bid to return to the governor’s mansion in Maryland is one of those races that look particularly tough to assess.
Few GOP wins in 2002 were less expected that Ehrlich’s win in the Free State; in …