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The keys for both major candidates in Maryland's governor's race can be found in the voter-rich Washington suburbs. Former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R), who was elected in 2002 but lost four years later, will have to find a way to improve upon his 2006 performance in Prince George's and Montgomery counties, where he is eyeing a large bloc of independent voters. For Gov. Martin O'Malley (D), the challenge will be motivating voters to get to the polls in November, particularly in Prince George's, where a high-profile county executive race will have been all but decided two months earlier.

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Ehrlich begins bid to return as governor
Article | Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. pledged to cut the sales tax, double the number of charter schools and make the state friendlier to small businesses as he kicked off his campaign Wednesday to "recapture the State House."

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