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.
Washington (CNN) – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has endorsed yet another candidate-this time it's Brian Murphy, Maryland Republican candidate for governor.
In a statement posted on Palin's Facebook page, "I'm honored to endorse Brian Murphy for Governor of Maryland. Brian is a pro-life, pro-Second Amendment commonsense conservative and a firm believer in the free market and the cause for energy independence."
"As a former energy industry executive and current small business owner, Brian has the private sector experience that is so lacking in government today. He knows how to incentivize industry to get our economy moving again. Together with his running mate for lieutenant governor, Mike Ryman, Brian will provide Maryland with principled and results oriented leadership," said Palin.
Washington (CNN) - One day after delivering an upbeat view of his party's chances this November, Vice President Joe Biden is back on the campaign trail Monday, helping two fellow Democrats facing tough contests the midterm elections.
Monday afternoon, Biden attends a political event in Philadelphia for Bryan Lentz, the Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania's seventh congressional district, in the southeast part of the state. Lentz, a representative in the Pennsylvania State House and a former U.S. Army officer who served in Iraq, is facing off against former U.S Attorney and former Delaware County District Attorney Pat Meehan. The candidates are vying to succeed Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak, who is the state's Democratic nominee for the Senate. Sestak, a former Navy admiral, defeated incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter in a May 18 primary.
(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.
(CNN) - This rematch is getting interesting.
Wednesday, former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich kicks off his bid for his old office. On the eve of that campaign kickoff, the man he's running against, current Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, offered to debate Ehrlich this Saturday morning on a popular Baltimore radio station.
"I welcome Mr. Ehrlich back into the race for governor," said the first term Democratic governor, on his Facebook page. "I look forward to an issue-based discussion about ideas and issues that can keep our state moving forward. If Ehrlich accepts our challenge we are looking forward to an hour-long Saturday morning debate on Maryland's future on WBAL radio."
An Ehrlich spokesman tells WBAL they are reviewing the request.
(CNN) – Another former governor has announced he wants his old job back this November.
Republican Bob Ehrlich, who lost his re-election bid as Maryland's chief executive in 2006, told supporters in an e-mail Tuesday that he will make another run for the office he held from 2003 to 2007. He will officially kick off his campaign on April 7 with events in heavily Democratic Rockville and in Baltimore County, the area he represented in Congress for eight years.
"Are you ready to take back Maryland?" said Ehrlich in a letter sent to his campaign e-mail list. "Then I hope you'll join me on Wednesday, April 7th as I announce my candidacy for Governor of Maryland."