Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley's advantages have mounted in his reelection bid, and he carries a big, double-digit lead into the campaign's final days. The percentage of likely voters viewing challenger Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. unfavorably has shot higher in the past month amid fierce campaigning, complicating the Republican's campaign to reclaim the top spot in Annapolis.
Mary Kate Cannistra/The Washington Post - Oct. 25, 2010
Ehrlich's GOP traction slipping Article | Heading into the final week of his reelection bid, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley holds a commanding lead over former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., whose comeback campaign has failed to capitalize on continuing anxiety over the economy and anger at Washington, a Washington Post poll has found.
In reliably blue Maryland, the Republican challenge is a steep one Article | Holly Ellison Henderson extended her hand with a bright smile, passed out fliers and made quick-hit chitchat with passersby - those cute twins traipsing beside their mom, a coach's soccer jacket and the upcoming election - all in the well-worn trade of retail campaigning.