Late night with Bob Ehrlich
They start with a rally in front of Austin Grill in Silver Spring at 10:30 a.m. and then head up I-95 to visit a Baltimore charter school started by a one time foe of Gov. Martin O’Malley at 2 p.m. The pair finish the day in southern Maryland at a Republican Central Committee dinner. On Friday Ehrlich plus running mate file for candidacy in Annapolis.
Ehrlich's decision to start Thursday in vote-rich Montgomery County will fuel speculation that he's going to pick a native of that DC suburb like Mary Kane or Howard Denis. Sun reporter Julie Bykowicz and I laid out some of the names we've been hearing in a story here.
The roll out is designed to maximize free press coverage heading into the long Fourth of July weekend, and is similar to the way Ehrlich announced that he was running – a widely expected development that the campaign stretched into several days of coverage.