Eye Opener: What a Steele run would means for GOP governor’s race
A few government and politics headlines for Friday.
Del. Ron George to formally announce run for governor
ANNAPOLIS — Del. Ron George is scheduled to formally announce he is running for governor. The Anne Arundel County Republican is scheduled to make the announcement Wednesday evening in Annapolis. His announcement speech will focus on creating and expanding small businesses, growing the private sector and reducing business taxes. George is in his second term […]
Eye Opener: Steele could get into Maryland governor race
A few government and politics headlines for Tuesday.
Michael Steele considering run for Md. governor
ANNAPOLIS — Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele says he is considering running for governor in Maryland. Steele, who also is a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, told MSNBC host Chuck Todd on Monday that “we’re looking at it,” when asked if he was weighing a run. Steele noted tax increases in recent […]
Eye Opener: O’Malley on the presidential debate
A few government and politics headlines to start the day.
Another count dismissed in robocall trial
A judge on Thursday dismissed an obstruction of justice charge against Paul Schurick, a longtime aide to former Gov. Robert Ehrlich, but denied defense requests to throw out charges alleging Schurick played a role in trying to suppress the black vote in last year’s rematch between Ehrlich and Gov. Martin O’Malley. Baltimore City Circuit Court […]
GOP chief Michael Steele drops out of race for re-election
OXON HILL — GOP Chairman Michael Steele has dropped his re-election bid after falling behind in balloting for the leadership of the Republican National Committee. He asked his backers to give their votes to GOP operative Maria Cino. Steele got a standing ovation after his announcement following a rocky two-year tenure that saw Republicans notch […]
GOP chief Michael Steele fights for second term
OXON HILL — Embattled GOP Chairman Michael Steele fought to hang onto his post Friday atop the Republican National Committee. Four challengers argued that they would be better stewards of the party heading into the 2012 elections, when defeating President Barack Obama will be the GOP’s primary objective. Steele, who surprised even his closest aides […]
GOP Chairman Steele may make re-election plans known
WASHINGTON — Embattled GOP Chairman Michael Steele could disclose late Monday whether he’ll seek re-election to the two-year post as a stream of challengers line up to challenge him in balloting next month. The latest to formally announce a candidacy: Maria Cino, a New York native who served in the Bush administration and planned the […]
Steele may face challengers for GOP chairmanship
WASHINGTON — Republicans are aggressively recruiting a challenger to Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, whose tenure as party chief has been marked by ill-chosen comments and questions about finances. The RNC must decide in January whether to keep Steele. Republicans, looking to oust President Barack Obama in 2012, are considering a chairman who would […]
Ehrlich dishes on bracelets, Silly Bandz
Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., the former Maryland delegate, U.S. representative and, of course, governor, wears a Silly Band. (For those of you not in the know, Silly Bandz is the plural. And that’s how the rubber bands shaped like dinosaurs, pop stars and cartoon characters are generally worn — several, dozens, at a time.) The […]