Maryland Democrat Losing to Republican Challenger

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Bob Ehrlich, Kendal Ehrlich, Mary Kane

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.?

Like voters nationwide, Marylanders are worried about runaway government spending. Even in the overwhelmingly Democratic state, 53 percent of voters say they back a repeal of President Obama’s health care bill, according to the same Rasmussen survey.

Mr. Romney endorsed Mr. Ehrlich and told the room that electing Mr. Ehrlich was the “only way this state is going to create jobs again.”



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Claire is an editor of the YoungPatriots website. A 20-something mom, her main concern is how the decisions made in government today will affect the lives of her children when they're her age. She believes passionately in a limited government, a charitable church and a peaceful personal life. In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas.
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