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October 11, 2010

Ehrlich: No post-debate spin

Republican former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. slipped out the back door and left WJZ a few moments ago. Confronted by reporters he said, "No questions right now."

He did say he was "happy, very happy." Ehrlich waited in a back room for about 30 minutes talking to staff before jetting. His SUV drove past the huge O'Malley press conference that is going on right now.

At a separate press conference, Ehrlich spokesman Andy Barth said Ehrlich did a "better job explaining to people what he would do if elected." Barth said he thought Ehrlich "spoke with force." His campaign just put out a statement saying "Ehrlich scores decisive win" in first debate.

Pressed by reporters as to why the former governor took no questions after the sometimes-heated in-studio exchange, Barth said, "We want to let the debate speak for itself."

Top Ehrlich aide Greg Massoni was also tight-lipped, saying only, "We'll let the debate stand. We're very pleased."

O'Malley camp reaction coming soon.

Posted by Annie Linskey at 11:49 AM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Candidate Watch 2010


Ehrlich was awful he was hard to follow as he kept jumping from one issue to another. Most of the time not answering the questioned before him. What was with all the arm waiving??

Bob Ehrlich has no intention of answering questions from anyone prior to the election, unless they are submitted in advance for his approval. He's scared to death he might be asked about corrupt practices in his first (and only) administration. He does not make himself available to the general public but instead favors small, hand-picked groups of supporters where he pontificates about how wonderful he was as Governor. What a joke. PLEASE DO NOT ELECT BOB EHRLICH!!!!!!!!!

Hand in front of microphone after the debate.Why was Ehrlich acting like a criminal?

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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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