It's all in the family: O'Malley to rejoin O'Malley team
This gubernatorial election is looking more like 2006 with each passing day.
The candidates -- Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley and Republican then-Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. -- are the same. And they appear to be surrounding themselves with the same teams.
Word just came out that Peter O'Malley will soon leave his position as an adviser to Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith to become his brother's senior campaign adviser. Check out Bryan Sears' story for more details. Peter O'Malley joins Tom Russell, who has been the governor's campaign manager for the past several months.
On Ehrlich's side, he's tapped Richard E. Hug to oversee fund-raising efforts, just as he did in 2006 and previous campaigns. Here's a Baltimore Business Journal piece on that. And Ehrlich's longtime communications team, including Henry Fawell, Greg Massoni and Paul Schurick, is still together.
Will the candidates' messages also feel circa-2006? Stay tuned.