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October 18, 2010

O'Malley woos women, too, with new Mikulski ad

Women voters are getting a lot of attention in these final days of Maryland's gubernatorial race.

Gov. Martin O'Malley's campaign just released a new television advertisement featuring Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a fellow Democrat. It is in effect an answer to a women-themed ad Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. began airing over the weekend.

In the new O'Malley ad, the senator -- who repeatedly shows up as the state's most popular politician in polls -- talks directly to the camera, recounting how long she has known O'Malley (25 years) and what she believes he cares about most (families).

Transcript and ad appear after the jump.

Transcript provided by O'Malley campaign.

SEN. BARBARA MIKULSKI: "Martin O'Malley's always been a hard working , 24/7 kind of guy. I've known him for 25 years. A lot of late night chats, always about families, what they're going through, how to protect them. He shrunk the state budget, cut billions. Even in these tough times, he froze college tuition rates to make it more affordable. For him, it's always about us, the people. And there's never a doubt whose side he's on. He's on our side. Martin O'Malley Moving Maryland Forward."

Posted by Julie Bykowicz at 1:12 PM | | Comments (13)
Categories: Political ads


Why not? She's going to recommend he take her seat when she retires mid term....A vote for Mikulsi for Senate is a vote for O'Malley for Senate!!!

And you can take THAT to the bank!

Both need to go. The ad the paper is making reference to is full of lies and misconceptions. why not do a stroy about how Martin raised the fees to go to in State colleges and how he wants to let illeagals get in State rates.
He is a joke.

How is taxing the crap out of middle class Marylanders moving Maryland forward?
How is harboring illegal aliens moving Maryland forward?

Governors freeze college tuition? I thought that was done by each institution's Board of Regents.

"why not do a stroy about how Martin raised the fees to go to in State colleges and how he wants to let illeagals get in State rates."

Is English not spoken in America?

Still no mention of the all-angry-women O'Malley attack ad against Ehrlich?

plain and simple, O'Malley is by far one of the worst governors we've had, he was a terrible mayor too. I usually vote Democrat but you couldn't pay me to vote for this clown. He won the women's vote in MD last election I really hope the same mistake isn't made again, I would like to see us finally take a step forward and stop getting taxed up to our ears

Who in their right mind would vote for any one endorsed by Babbling Babs. Oh I forgot the old Demo machine.

I wonder if he could "woo" men also by using Barbara Mikulski?

Now this is funny. Babs who, in her own ads lie to the people, and now O'Malley using Babs to trump him.
These kind of tactics insult my intelligence as a women voter.

I can't wait until this whole race/beauty pagent is over with. Even though I know that O'Malley will probably win anyway, and then head off to the Senate or Presidency. The only thing each of these two men care about is WINNING! WINNING!WINNING! . As a young woman voter, I am disgusted as being treated like a pawn in these races. ESPECIALLY BY THE DEMOCRATS! I honestly don't see why I should vote for either one of these "guys". Seriously, no matter what happens, the impact it is going to have on these "power chasers" is going to be great; but as for the rest of us...

When will Mikulski debate her opponent for the Senate? There was a televised debate in DE. Does Mikulski think MD voters deserve less? She take us for granted, and after 24 years in office is trying to run like an outsider who wants to clean Washington up. What a joke? Vote agaist both of them.

Oh Babs, you should pay more attention to what has been going/not going on in your state under this nincompoop.

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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.

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