Maryland Races

By Loudoun Insider

Our generally liberal neighbor to the north is getting very interesting politically. Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Malley (D) continues to poll ahead of Governor Bob Ehrlich (R) but not by much, interesting to say the least in a state where Dems outnumber Republicans 2:1. In a move even more amazing than their endorsement of Frank Wolf, The WaPo just endorsed Ehrlich for a second term. With O’Malley such a darling of the left I find this almost unbelievable.

The Michael Steele (R, current Lt. Governor) vs. Ben Cardin (D, longtime congressman) race has polled as a dead heat recently, and has taken center stage nationally with the Rush Limbaugh vs. Michael J. Fox conflagration. Even if Limbaugh’s allegations have any validity this was a stupid move on his part and one that will not help Steele. Mr. Oxycontin vs. Alex P. Keaton? No contest.


  • Another Moderate Republican says:

    I think Rush Limbaugh may be back on drugs!!! What a stupid and insensitive thing to say about Michael J. Does Limbaugh think he is helping Republican candidates? Someone should pull the plug on this idiot.

  • NoVA Scout says:

    I’ve been saying this for a long time, but it bears repeating. I don’t think the Post’s editorial policy on local and regional politics is as doctrinaire as one might guess from their national editorial positions. They will support competent Republican candidates/officials. Wolf, Ehrlich, Connaughton are all recent examples of this.

  • NoVA Scount,

    The Ehrlich endorsment still astounds me. He’s the time of swaggering, I’m-right-and-I-don’t-care-what-the-talking-heads-say kind of Republican the Post usually hates.

    Hopefully it will put him over.

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