O’Malley Wins: Democratic Governor Reelected in Maryland

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley coasted to reelection last night easily besting Ehrlich 56-42. Interesting to note that Mont. County was the key to victory 68-31.

Worth reading the whole Post article but this local snip was interesting from a Bethesda standpoint:

“…..in the campaign, Ehrlich said he hoped to make inroads in Montgomery County, which is home to many Republican and independent voters despite its reputation as a Democratic bastion. Ehrlich set a goal of becoming the first GOP candidate for governor to crack 40 percent in the jurisdiction since 1994.

Returns show Ehrlich falling far short, with O’Malley outpolling him in Montgomery, 68 to 31 percent. Ehrlich’s performance in Montgomery lagged the 38 percent he received in 2002 and the 37 percent he received in 2006.”

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