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In Maryland, Election Day is now less than a week away, Republican nominee Bob Ehrlich spoke to seniors at Leisure World in Montgomery County. The former governor is hoping he can match his performance four years ago in the Democratic stronghold, when he received 37 percent of the vote.

"We had relatively low fall-off the second time as opposed to the first time: 38 to 37 here. We can win here with 37, 38 here," Ehrlich says.

Those numbers are lower than what his campaign staffers in Montgomery County wanted to get at the beginning of the campaign, but Ehrlich says he is doing better in other areas of the state to offset a potential drop.

Meanwhile, Democratic incumbent Gov. Martin O'Malley was in Frederick, a strong Republican area. Despite recent polls showing him with a 14 percent lead, he's not letting up.

"None of these polls really matter. It's all about getting the vote out," O'Malley says.

He says he's encouraged by a strong turnout in early voting, which started last week.

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