GOP's Brian Murphy to watch from home
Onetime Maryland gubernatorial hopeful Brian Murphy will watch the election results come in from the comfort of his couch in Montgomery County, his spokeswoman said. Murphy was on our what-to-watch list (No. 9) this morning. His home-bound plans make this a bit more challenging.
The tea party favorite captured about 24 percent of votes in the September primary against Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. Since then, the former governor has embraced him as "the future of the Republican party."
But Murphy won't be joining Ehrlich at the state fairgrounds in Timonium tonight. The investor with a Smith Island bakery has a wife and lots of young children and prefers to stay home with them tonight, said his spokeswoman Karla Graham. Murphy called Ehrlich this morning, telling him to "knock 'em dead," Graham said.