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February 29, 1992
All five Democratic presidential candidates are expected for a debate at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Tawes Theater on the University of Maryland's College Park campus, said the Maryland Democratic Party, a sponsor of the event. But several of the candidates previously have said their appearances are tentative.Former Sen. Paul E. Tsongas of Massachusetts has said he will be there. Former California Gov. Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown Jr., Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton and Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa have more recently said they would attend.
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By Michael Dresser | April 25, 2014
New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan will be the main speaker at the Maryland Democratic Party's annual gala May 21 in Upper Marlboro, Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Friday. Hassan, the nation's only Democratic female governor, was elected in 2012 with the help of O'Malley when he served as chairman of the Democratic Governor's Association.  O'Malley, who is expected to be a frequent visitor to New Hampshire over the next two years as he looks toward a likely presidential run, issued a statement praising Hassan's record in office.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 3, 2005
The Maryland attorney general has ruled that state political parties need not register as lobbyists to run advertisements that attempt to influence legislation. The opinion posted yesterday on the attorney general's Web site stems from a complaint by the Maryland Democratic Party after Republicans ran radio ads this year. The ads urged listeners to contact three Democratic senators in Anne Arundel County and ask them to support Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s veto of a medical malpractice bill, which included a 2 percent tax on health maintenance organization policies.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2012
Wendy Rosen, the Democratic challenger to Republican Rep. Andy Harris in the 1st Congressional District, withdrew from the race Monday amid allegations that she voted in elections in both Maryland and Florida in 2006 and 2008. It was unclear, however, whether she could remove her name from the ballot with the election less than two months away. Under state law, a candidate has until 70 days before an election to remove his or her name from the ballot. The deadline for the Nov. 6 election passed on Aug. 28. Democratic leaders - who raised the allegations, urged Rosen to step aside and notified prosecutors - said they would gather Central Committee members this month to identify a write-in candidate for the district, which includes the Eastern Shore and parts of Harford, Carroll, Cecil and Baltimore counties.
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By Michael Dresser | April 25, 2014
New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan will be the main speaker at the Maryland Democratic Party's annual gala May 21 in Upper Marlboro, Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Friday. Hassan, the nation's only Democratic female governor, was elected in 2012 with the help of O'Malley when he served as chairman of the Democratic Governor's Association.  O'Malley, who is expected to be a frequent visitor to New Hampshire over the next two years as he looks toward a likely presidential run, issued a statement praising Hassan's record in office.
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By DOUG DONOVAN | May 28, 2006
Josh White Occupation Manager of the gubernatorial campaign of Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley and his running mate, Del. Anthony G. Brown, a Prince George's County Democrat. In the news O'Malley named White last week to replace Jonathan Epstein as campaign manager. The high-profile shuffle, which opponents said signaled problems in the campaign, was by mutual agreement, according to Epstein, an Alabama native. O'Malley campaign officials said the mayor wanted a manager more versed in Maryland issues.
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By JENNIFER SKALKA and JENNIFER SKALKA,SUN REPORTER | December 16, 2005
An e-mail address of a former state Democratic Party worker was used in a discussion about Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley's marriage on a conservative Web site, a spokesman for the site said yesterday. Kristinn Taylor, a spokesman for free republic.com, said Ryan O'Doherty's Democratic Party address was one of at least three used to operate the identity of MD4BUSH, the mysterious Internet poster who appears to have coaxed an aide to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. into talking about the mayor's personal life.
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By JENNIFER SKALKA and JENNIFER SKALKA,SUN REPORTER | November 2, 2005
On the eve of a meeting of a special committee investigating Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s personnel practices, the state Senate minority leader said yesterday that a former Maryland Democratic Party operative may be the elusive MD4BUSH, and may have colluded with a journalist to post Internet messages to help the governor's political rivals. Sen. J. Lowell Stoltzfus, an Eastern Shore Republican, suggested that someone using a Washington Post computer was active on the conservative site freerepublic.
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By Julie Bykowicz, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2010
"The Robert and Kendel Ehrlich Show," which airs for two hours each Saturday morning on WBAL-AM, should not be considered a campaign contribution, the Maryland attorney general's office said in a letter released Monday. The letter came as advice to the State Board of Elections after the Maryland Democratic Party complained to the board that the show is essentially an unreported in-kind campaign contribution from the station to former Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., who is trying to reclaim the state's top job from Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley.
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By KELLY BREWINGTON and KELLY BREWINGTON,SUN REPORTER | July 7, 2006
Just days after opponents of early voting took their case to the state's highest court, Democratic leaders shot back yesterday - announcing a campaign to encourage voters to take advantage of Maryland's new but contested law that allows some polling places to open for five days before Election Day. "While the legal fight may very well continue, I think it's incumbent upon all of us to prepare the electorate to take advantage of this law that has been...
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2012
Elections officials in Florida said Tuesday they were asking prosecutors to investigate allegations that former Maryland congressional candidate Wendy Rosen was registered and voted in both states. "After receiving information locally concerning this issue, we are referring this matter to the State Attorney's Office of the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida," Julie Marcus, the deputy supervisor of elections for Pinellas County, Fla., said in a statement. The announcement came one day after Rosen, the Democratic challenger to Republican Rep. Andy Harris in the 1st Congressional District, withdrew from the race amid allegations she voted in elections in both Maryland and Florida in 2006 and 2008.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2012
After Maryland Republicans appeared to have cleared the first hurdle in their challenge to Maryland's new congressional district map, the state Democratic chairwoman said the party will "consider all options" to fight the GOP effort to challenge the redistricting plan in a referendum. “In the face of dwindling electoral success and political irrelevancy, Maryland Republicans have turned to the petition as a means to circumvent legislative procedure and impose their partisan agenda," said a statement released by state party chief Yvette Lewis.
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March 30, 2012
For readers in shock from Sun articles about the Maryland state government's drive to take more and more of our hard-earned money, there is a solution. Maryland government is now controlled by interests that strongly benefit from an ever-increasing welfare state. My friend Tom calls them the "tax-takers" - public sector unions, urban developers, public service providers, and socialists/communists. By taking advantage of low voter turnout in primary elections, these groups make sure that tax-takers and their friends vote, so pro-tax Democratic candidates always win the primaries.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2012
Former Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., who had a tumultuous relationship with The Baltimore Sun while in office, will now contribute regularly to its pages, writing a column focused on national politics. Ehrlich, who was Maryland's governor from 2003 to 2007, said the weekly op-ed column will offer an outlet for his writing as well as a platform to reach a broader audience. The column will appear Sundays, starting Jan. 29. "I think both sides had to think very long and hard" about the arrangement, said Ehrlich, who acknowledged that close advisers expressed mixed reactions, given his strained history with the newspaper.
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By Julie Bykowicz, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2010
Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley and Republican former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. each raised more than $3 million this year, their campaigns reported this week. Ehrlich, who released his figures Friday, said he had about $2 million in the bank as of the end of the reporting period Wednesday. O'Malley said he had $6.7 million in available cash. Both said they were pleased with their numbers and feel well-positioned for the Nov. 2 general election, though each must make it through their party's primary next month.
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By Julie Bykowicz, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2010
"The Robert and Kendel Ehrlich Show," which airs for two hours each Saturday morning on WBAL-AM, should not be considered a campaign contribution, the Maryland attorney general's office said in a letter released Monday. The letter came as advice to the State Board of Elections after the Maryland Democratic Party complained to the board that the show is essentially an unreported in-kind campaign contribution from the station to former Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., who is trying to reclaim the state's top job from Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley.
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July 23, 1992
Nathan Landow's exit as chairman of the Maryland Democratic Party is being hailed in many quarters -- and for good reasons. For all his skill as a fund raiser and his commitment to making the state party and modern technology more compatible, Mr. Landow was a dud when it came to working with the party's activists and regulars. Like another wealthy businessman interested in politics who comes to mind these days, he lacked the true political animal's "people skills." Gov. William Donald Schaefer's dislike for him was not atypical among Democratic officeholders.
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By John W. Frece and John W. Frece,Annapolis Bureau of The Sun | March 16, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- Next year's presidential primary in Maryland would be held Tuesday, March 3, under legislation pushed by the Maryland Democratic Party and approved yesterday by the House of Delegates.The change would spring Maryland from its decision four years ago to join 15 other, mostly Southern states in one mammoth "Super Tuesday" primary that, from the viewpoint of most Maryland politicians, proved to be a disaster.Nathan Landow, the state Democratic Party chairman, urged the legislature to move the presidential primary to the first Tuesday in March because no other states currently plan to hold their primary that day.The hope, Mr. Landow said, is that presidential aspirants will pay attention to Maryland voters if the nominee has not yet been chosen and Maryland is the only state with a primary that week.
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By Julie Bykowicz, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2010
Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is pushing back against Democratic charges that he received donated services in violation of election laws, saying that questions from the State Board of Elections are unwarranted because he is not technically a candidate for office. A lawyer for Ehrlich said in an April 28 letter to the elections board that "the entire premise" of an inquiry that began because of Democratic concerns is "fundamentally flawed." Ehrlich announced last month that he'll try to win back his old job from Gov. Martin O'Malley, the Democrat who ousted him in November 2006.
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By C. Fraser Smith | October 19, 2008
With his party's nomination finally in hand, Sen. Barack Obama urged Democratic leaders in Maryland and elsewhere to realize that an extraordinary organizational effort would be needed for him to win in November. He was young and inexperienced, and he was black. He had to be more than an inspirational speaker. We have to change the game, he said. His evolving plan required doubling and redoubling what is often called the ground game: voter registration and turnout. He would need a 21st Century version of what campaigns have always done.
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