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Ehrlich Launches Second Run For Maryland Governor

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Former Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich announces his campaign to reclaim his old job at the Rockville Town Center in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Patrick Madden
Former Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich announces his campaign to reclaim his old job at the Rockville Town Center in Montgomery County, Maryland.

By Patrick Madden

Giant, 8-foot Ehrlich for Governor Signs. Check. Red, white, and blue balloons. Check. An old Jefferson Airplane song blasting over the speakers; a song about starting a revolution. Check.

Yup, it’s campaign season, and later this hour, Ehrlich will tell voters why he wants his old job back.

The ex-governor has picked voter-rich Montgomery County to launch his campaign. Ehrlich performed poorly here in 2006. He lost to current governor Martin O’Malley in the county by nearly 80,000 votes.

But Montgomery could be critical to Ehrlich’s fortune this time around. It’s got the largest number of registered independents in the state – a group the Ehrlich campaign will be heavily courting.

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