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October 4, 2010

O'Malley begins final drive

Gov. Martin O'Malley will tour the state in a recreational vehicle he's calling the "On Your Side Express," as he pushes toward the Nov. 2 election that pits him against former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.

O'Malley, a Democrat, is to kick off the tour today with a stop at the University of Maryland in College Park. There, he'll be introduced by one of the "real Marylanders" featured in a recent television commercial highlighting his tuition freeze (with thawed this year with a 3 percent increase) and its impact in making state schools more affordable. The young Harford County woman says her family wouldn't have been able to send her to school if tuition had continued to rise.

The governor will then hop into the 31-foot RV and head to businesses in Prince George's County. His tour over the next four weeks will cross Maryland, from the Eastern Shore to its mountainous western points. At stops along the way, he'll pull out a kitchen table -- a reference to his "kitchen table talks" on the campaign trail -- and talk to voters. He'll decorate the table wiith stickers and memorabilia from the trail. He hopes to install the table in the State House at the the start of his second term, his aides say.

This is a busy week for O'Malley: On Thursday, President Barack Obama will campaign for him at Bowie State University.

Ehrlich, meanwhile, is discussing agriculture today in Frederick County's Walkersville. The Republican candidate has not yet released his plans for the rest of the week.

Posted by Julie Bykowicz at 10:36 AM | | Comments (19)
Categories: Candidate Watch 2010
        

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As usual, Ehrlich will release his plans for the rest of the week on November 3rd.

Isn't he infringing on Nationwide's trademark?

Did anyone point out that it is now MORE expensive to go to Maryland colleges then it was four years ago. Fees and cost of living went up at EVERY Maryland public university. One again, Martin O'Malley is making stuff up.

Gee .... I wonder why Obama's campaigning for him in PG County and not Harford or Carroll or Washington, etc., etc., etc? How pathetic .... can't wait to get the heck out of this state ...

Owe Malley doesn't have a chance!!! He, Mulkiski & Sarbanes have woven their last web, told there last lie!!

The TEA PARTY votes will reshape the Senate, Congress and Whitehouse!!

Vote for Ehrlich!

How is driving this big gas guzzlers around the State helping the enviroment?
He speaks of wanting to help clean up pthe bay and the air and then does this. what a joke for a leader.

Marty,

When you get on I-70 westbound, keep going and don't come back

Hopefully Ehrlich can pull this off, but I don't trust the people behind O'Malley. They are sneaky and will stoop to anything. O'Malley is just a puppet and does what he is told.

Maryland is going to need a Federal bailout. You just can't function with a $1.6 billion operating deficit.

I'm surprised O'Shmarmy hasn't come out with another bull crap lie similar to the one where he claimed Ehrlich "fabricated his affair story." In reality, that story came out 2 or 3 years earlier and was something spread through Baltimore City employees. I worked for the Baltimore City government during that time. Fact of the matter was that Ehrlich (or his staff) had NOTHING to do with the rumor. Just one of many lies put out by ol'Martin.

Who is doing the work of the Governor (whatever that may be) while O'Malley is out farting around on the campaign trail?

Are you Sure it's the Kitchen Table?? Because I'm certain he and the Den of Thieves that comprise One-Party rule in Maryland taxed everything but the Kitchen Sink..just sayin'

Oh, puke!

The sooner we get Owe Malley out the sooner we can get this state back in the right direction. The guy has zero clue and just keeps lying and lying...on top of the fact he has cheated on his wife and is about as immoral a sob you can be...I literally get sick when I see his lying cheating face...thank God he is so dumb that will lose the election more than Ehrlich wins it

Look at the nasty comments by Ehrlich's supporters.

And look at the dumb comments by OweMalley supporters. Blindly voting for him just because he's their party's choice.

The dumb leading the blind sheep.

What a surprise a comment by Anonymous or is it anonymouse?

And look at all the dumb (and childish) comments from EarLick supporters. Blindly voting for him just because he's their party's choice (who will all the Murphy supporters vote for I wonder? Republicans would vote for a rock if Sarah Palin scribbled an (R) on it with her special Sharpie.)

The dumb leading the blind sheep.

What a surprise a comment by Gilligan or is it Thurston Howell? Go back to your island and leave us rational people alone.

The sooner we get the oooomalley cronies out of office the better this state will be at least we'll not be lied to about the problems we're faced with here in this state, I wonder also what happened with the lady friend of MOM, they may want to check New York. VOTE FOR EHRLICH, ALL THE WAY.

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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.

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