Maryland - Governor

as of October 31

The Candidates

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Martin O'Malley

  • Democrat (Incumbent)
  • Birthdate: January 18, 1963
  • Residence: Baltimore, MD

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Photo of Bob Ehrlich

Bob Ehrlich

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: November 25, 1957
  • Residence: Annapolis, MD

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Previous Results

    Maryland Governor (2006)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Martin O'Malley DEM 942,279 52.7%
    Bob Ehrlich REP 825,464 46.2%
    Ed Boyd GRE 15,551 0.9%
    Christopher Driscoll POP 3,481 0.2%

    U.S. President: Maryland (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Barack Obama DEM 1,629,467 62.1%
    John McCain REP 959,862 36.6%
    Ralph Nader MD 14,713 0.6%
    Bob Barr LIB 9,842 0.4%
    Cynthia McKinney GRE 4,747 0.2%
    Chuck Baldwin CON 3,760 0.1%

    state Election Profile

Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Oct 31, 2010

New Cook Political Report Rating

Lean-D (was Toss-up)

    Oct 3, 2010

    New Rothenberg Political Report Rating

    Lean-D (was Toss-up)

      Oct 1, 2010

      New Sabato's Crystal Ball Rating

      Lean-D (was Toss-up)

        New Cook Political Report Rating

        Toss-up (was Lean-D)

          Sep 24, 2010

          A Rematch For The Md. Governor's Seat

          Martin O'Malley (D), elected in 2006, is seeking a second term. The governor he unseated four years ago, Bob Ehrlich, is back for the rematch. Ehrlich's first test -- running in the Sept. 14 primary against a politically unknown businessman (Brian Murphy) who won the surprise endorsement of Sarah Palin -- went smoothly; he triumphed in a landslide. When Erhlich won the governorship in 2002, he became the first Republican to do so since Spiro Agnew in 1966. But he was voted out of office after just one term. And while the political tide has turned since their first contest, when O'Malley was the mayor of Baltimore, it is still a decidedly Democratic state. Both candidates are selling their respective four years as governor.
          -Ken Rudin

            Sep 1, 2010

            O'Malley Battles For His Job In Md.

            The state holds its primary Sept. 14. Incumbent Martin O'Malley (D), elected in 2006, is seeking a second term. His likely GOP opponent is ex-Gov. Bob Ehrlich, ousted by O'Malley four years ago. But Brian Murphy, a politically unknown businessman, has the backing of Sarah Palin. -Ken Rudin

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