Ehrlich says he probably wouldn't run again
A campaign trail dispatch from The Sun's Childs Walker:
Republican gubernatorial candidate Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. said Wednesday that if he loses, this year’s race would be his last.
“It’s up or out,” he told reporters after a rally with seniors at Leisure World in Montgomery County. Ehrlich said it would be “difficult to imagine” a better environment to run in than this year’s election, with polls showing a GOP tide likely to sweep the nation.
He said he’s also finding it harder to be away from his children and that he has attractive fallbacks in his WBAL radio show and private sector legal work.
He told the crowd at Leisure World that he believed he was done with politics after Democrats dominated the 2008 election but that his wife, Kendel, urged him not to rule anything out.
He said he decided to run “for the greater good” after seeing rampant enthusiasm for his candidacy at political club meetings and other appearances in 2009.
“I’m very happy I made the decision,” he said. Ehrlich added that his campaign’s internal polls show his chances strengthening by the day.