June 16, 2010

PSSST...MIKULSKI IS THE BLACK SWAN HERE:

In a Maryland rematch, Ehrlich landing punches: Ex-GOP governor tied with O'Malley (David Eldridge, 6/15/10, Washington Times)

On paper, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley should be cruising to re-election this fall, with a relatively strong state economy, a rising profile in the Democratic Party and a Republican opponent he soundly defeated four years ago.

So why, in a blue state on President Obama's northern flank, does the Democratic incumbent suddenly find himself locked in a dead heat in his rematch with his GOP rival, former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.?

With both men ramping up their campaign appearances across the state, Rasmussen Reports released an eye-opening poll Thursday that showed Mr. Ehrlich, who has been steadily eating into Mr. O'Malley's edge in the polls, pulling even with the governor, 45 percent to 45 percent.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 16, 2010 6:31 AM
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