Washington (CNN) - The battle over union rights in Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana has dramatically shifted the budget debate from Capitol Hill to the states, almost overshadowing the threat of a government shutdown in Washington next week.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker garnered national attention as one of a handful of Republican governors emboldened by the midterm elections who now are trying to enact ambitious but controversial cost-cutting measures.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - The incoming chairman of the Democratic Governors Association says he's preparing for the upcoming election cycle.
Gov. Martin O'Malley of Maryland Wednesday was formally elected to take over as head of the DGA, as he met with other Democratic governors and governors-elect.
Washington (CNN) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will be named Wednesday as the incoming head of the Democratic Governors Association, a Democratic source confirms to CNN.
O'Malley, who won re-election earlier this month to a second term by a double digit margin over former Republican Gov. Bob Ehrlich, is expected to be formally announced as incoming chairman at a meeting of a dozen Democratic governors and governor-elects here in the nation's capitol. A release from the DGA says the governors will discuss "the challenges and opportunities for Democrats, and how we continue to move our nation forward in a fiscally responsible way to create jobs and put Americans back to work."
(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton's advice to voters in Maryland? Treat this election like a sports game.
"If you look at the facts, if you treat this like it's a report on ESPN instead of the crazy food fight financed by secret special interests," Clinton said. "(If) you look at the facts, the tale of two governors leads you to the inevitable conclusion: I think we ought to keep Martin O'Malley."
(CNN) – With two weeks until Election Day, a new poll indicates that Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley of Maryland holds a five point advantage over his Republican challenger, former Gov. Bob Ehrlich.
According to a Gonzales Research and Marketing Strategies survey released Tuesday, 47 percent of likely voters in Maryland support O'Malley, with 42 percent backing Ehrlich, four percent supporting other candidates and six percent undecided. O'Malley's five point advantage over Ehrlich is within the poll's sampling error.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama heads 19 miles east of the White House Thursday afternoon, to team up at a campaign event with Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley.
The president joins Maryland's Democratic governor, who's running for re-election this year, at a rally at Bowie State University.
Washington (CNN) – He's traveled from coast to coast trying to help fellow Democrats. But on October 7, President Barack Obama won't have to make such a long trip.
A Democratic source confirms to CNN that Obama will team up next week with Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who's running for re-election this year.
News of the trip, first reported by the Washington Post, came Tuesday as the president's voice appeared in a new radio ad for the first-term governor.
Washington (CNN) - The rematch in Maryland's getting more interesting.
Republican Governor's Association released its first ad in Maryland's gubernatorial campaign on Tuesday, supporting GOP nominee and former Gov. Robert Ehrlich and attacking the Democratic incumbent, Gov. Martin O'Malley.
"With Martin O'Malley as Governor, Maryland has moved backward, not forward. Unemployment has doubled. More than three thousand Maryland businesses have closed or moved to other states. O'Malley passed the largest tax increase in history. A twenty percent sales tax hike. Job-killing taxes on business," says the narrator in the ad. "And now O'Malley says he's open to raising taxes again. Martin O'Malley: Higher Taxes, Fewer Jobs – moving Maryland backwards."
Maryland Democrats are firing back.
(CNN) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley Tuesday officially kicked off his bid for re-election. His challenger is former Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich, the man he knocked out of office four years ago.
O'Malley, a Democrat, began his three-day swing across the state with an event in Baltimore, where he served as mayor for two-terms before beating Ehrlich in the 2006 gubernatorial contest.
In his speech, which according to a prepared text focused on job creation and on the tough economy facing the state, O'Malley said "because of the tough decisions made, Maryland has fared better than most, but we still have more work ahead of us."
Washington (CNN) - This rematch is getting interesting.
Former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich on Wednesday kicked off his bid to get his old office back. The person he's challenging is current Gov. Martin O'Malley - the man who knocked him out of office four years ago.
"Welcome to history, part two," Ehrlich, a Republican, told a crowd in Rockville, Maryland, which is located in the heavily Democratic Montgomery County.
Ehrlich was scheduled to hold a rally later Wednesday in Baltimore County, the area he represented in Congress for eight years.