(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.
[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/09/21/art.omalley.ehrlich.2shot.gi.jpg caption ="The Republican Governors Association has jumped into the Maryland gubernatorial race between Republican Robert Ehrlich (left) and Democrat Martin O’Malley (right)."]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-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/09/14/art.ehrlich.0914.ehrlich.jpg caption ="Former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich will win Maryland’s Republican gubernatorial primary and face Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley in November."](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.
[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/04/07/art.omalley.0407.gi.jpg caption ="Martin O’Malley won the governorship of Maryland in 2006."]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-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/04/06/art.malley0406.gi.jpg caption ="Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Tuesday offered to debate former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich."](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.