Washington (CNN) – The Maryland House of Delegates decided Friday not to vote on a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage, a sign that the measure did not have majority support within the overwhelmingly Democratic legislative body.
After more than two hours of emotional debate, the House agreed to send the bill back to the Judiciary Committee, where it would receive a new round of hearings and be open to the amendment process, a move that could effectively end any prospect of passage this year. The Maryland General Assembly is set to adjourn on April 11.
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(CNN) - Democratic incumbent Gov. Martin O'Malley has won re-election in Maryland's gubernatorial race, CNN projects, beating out Republican former Gov. Bob Ehrlich. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.
(CNN) - Democratic incumbent Sen. Barbara Mikulski has won her bid for re-election to a fifth term as Maryland senator, CNN projects, beating out Republican nominee Eric Wargotz. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.
Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here.
Today's featured district is:
Maryland's 1st – Democrat Frank Kratovil is defending his seat.
Primary: September 14, 2010
Where: The 1st Congressional District is located in Northeastern Maryland.
Days Until Election Day: 1
(CNN) - Frank Kratovil rode to victory on the Democratic wave that swept the nation during the elections in 2008.
(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) - 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) - The rematch is on in Maryland.
CNN projects that former Gov. Robert Ehrlich will win the state's Republican gubernatorial primary. The victory would mean that Ehrlich will now face off in November's general election against Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley, who defeated Ehrlich in his 2006 bid for re-election for a second term.
In Tuesday's primary, Ehrlich faced off against businessman Brian Murphy, who was backed last month by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
Washington (CNN) - Republican Brian Murphy is heading into Tuesday's GOP gubernatorial primary in Maryland with a last minute robocall from conservative star Sarah Palin.
Just hours earlier, Sen. John McCain – Palin's former presidential running mate – had announced his support for Murphy's primary opponent, former Gov. Robert Ehrlich in an interview with the AP, saying Ehrlich is "a fine guy."
But the split is not surprising given the roster of candidates Palin has chosen to support this election cycle, as she has often broken with the Republican establishment. Her endorsement of Joe Miller in the Alaskan Senate GOP primary is widely credited with helping to propel the formerly little-known candidate to an upset victory over incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski.