: News

Ehrlich Camp Remains Hopeful, Despite Early Polling

Play associated audio

Although Maryland election officials are reporting that voter turnout may be running slightly below average for today's gubernatorial election, the staff at the Bob Ehrlich (R) campaign headquarters in Timonium, Md., say they're confident that Republicans will show up at the polls in large numbers.

Staff at the Ehrlich camp say they expect a substantial voter turnout for tonight's election. Andy Barth, Ehrlich's press secretary, says staffers tonight will be paying particularly close attention to those areas where Ehrlich is the strongest. He says that includes 21 out of 24 subdivisions of Maryland. He says the Republican candidate should win all of the counties in the state except Montgomery, Prince George's County and Baltimore City.

And even though several recent polls show that Ehrlich is trailing Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) by double digits, the Ehrlich camp doesn't believe the Democratic candidate is ahead in the polls by nearly as much as some have reported.

Staffers think voters will throw their support behind Ehrlich because of his commitment to create new jobs and lower taxes, and Ehrlich has said that if elected, his first order of business would be to roll back the state sales tax, so time will tell if he will be given the chance to do that.

NPR

Not My Job: Sharon Jones Gets Quizzed On Handshakes

We've invited the lead singer of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings to play a game called "Let's shake on it."
NPR

Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food Waste

The ingredients — think wilted basil, bruised plums, garbanzo bean water — sound less than appetizing. Whipped together, they're a tasty meal that show how home cooks can use often-tossed foods.
NPR

Barbershop: Speechwriters Speak On The RNC And DNC

Republican speechwriter Mary Kate Cary, Democratic speechwriter Jeff Nussbaum and historian from the University of Virginia Barbara Perry dissect the last two weeks of speeches at the RNC and DNC.
NPR

From 'The Water's Edge To The Cutting Edge': Fish Skeletons, CT Scans And Engineering

Professor Adam Summers is a "fish guy." He uses fish to get engineering ideas. His latest project is to CT scan every type of fish — all 33,000 of them.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.