Ehrlich wins GOP nod to face Md. Gov. O’Malley

By Associated Press
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 0:36 EDT
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Robert Ehrlich wins GOP nod in Maryland, setting up rematch against Gov. Martin O’Malley.

Former Gov. Robert Ehrlich has defeated investor Brian Murphy in the Republican primary for Maryland governor.

Ehrlich’s victory Tuesday sets up a rematch in November against Democratic incumbent Gov. Martin O’Malley, who easily won his primary race against two long-shot candidates.

Murphy, a 33-year-old political novice, was largely unknown until former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin endorsed him last month. Murphy ran to the right of Ehrlich, who is a moderate Republican.

Ehrlich ran on a pro-business and tax-cutting platform. The former governor was defeated by O’Malley when he ran for re-election in 2006.

O’Malley has been touting record investments in education despite tough economic times during his tenure.

Source: AP News

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