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October 16, 2008

Martin O'Malley spins for Barack Obama

Paul West, the Baltimore Sun's Washington bureau chief, caught up with Gov. Martin O'Malley last night in the spin room at Hofstra University in New York, the site of the third and final presidential debate.

Reports West: "The governor, who supported Hillary Clinton in the primaries, said he had been asked by Obama to attend. O'Malley has also campaigned in western Pennsylvania for the Democratic ticket and helped with outreach to Irish-American voters."

"Not surprisingly, O'Malley had praise for Obama's performance, saying that he'd 'handled himself with a lot of presidential bearing.' The governor added, almost with a straight face, that his assessment wasn't 'spin.'"

Posted by David Nitkin at 10:00 AM | | Comments (1)


A wink and grin makes almost any political fabrication seem acceptable.

The tax increases require a grim look, though.

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Annie Linskey covers state politics and government for The Baltimore Sun. Previously, as a City Hall reporter, she wrote about the corruption trial of Mayor Sheila Dixon and kept a close eye on city spending. Originally from Connecticut, Annie has also lived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where she reported on war crimes tribunals and landmines. She lives in Canton.

John Fritze has covered politics and government at the local, state and federal levels for more than a decade and is now The Baltimore Sun’s Washington correspondent. He previously wrote about Congress for USA TODAY, where he led coverage of the health care overhaul debate and the 2010 election. A native of Albany, N.Y., he currently lives in Montgomery County.

Julie Scharper covers City Hall and Baltimore politics. A native of Baltimore County, she graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in 2001 and spent two years teaching in Honduras before joining The Baltimore Sun. She has followed the Amish community of Nickel Mines, Pa., in the year after a schoolhouse massacre, reported on courts and crime in Anne Arundel County, and chronicled the unique personalities and places of Baltimore City and its surrounding counties.
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