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July 6, 2010

Murphy-Ryman ticket is official

Brian Murphy may have made his intentions to run for governor clear months ago – but the full ticket jelled today when he accompanied his running mate Mike Ryman to file for candidacy.

The pair popped into the Maryland Board of Elections just in time for the lunch rush.

Ryman once headed the FBI’s political corruption desk in Philadelphia. Murphy said that his partner’s experience rooting out waste, fraud and abuse will compliment his business know-how.

“We are trying to put forward ideas for the voters,” Murphy said.

Murphy’s earlier pick, former Del. Carmen Amedori, dropped out last month to work for former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.’s campaign. Murphy accused Ehrlich of trying to sabotage his ticket.

Terry Trae Lewis, the head of the Baltimore area young Republicans, warmly greeted the pair saying he thinks competition is good for the party. But Lewis openly acknowledged that Murphy will have an uphill battle securing the state GOP nomination: “We all know what the party is leaning toward,” he said.
Posted by Annie Linskey at 1:13 PM | | Comments (2)
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Annie, my name is Trae Lewis, but its okay. There was a lot of noise in the background, and I don't think I introduced myself.

Annie, I am not on the Ehrlich Campaign. Bob had absolutely nothing to do with my decision, as you and I later discussed. Carmen Amedori

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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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