Martin O’Malley is not the only man with experience as Maryland governor with plans to go to New Hampshire this month.
His Republican predecessor, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., is scheduled to appear at multiple political events in the Granite State next weekend.
Ehrlich is booked as the keynote speaker at a Steak Out in Nashua on Sept. 12 being hosted by the Nashua Area Republican City Committee. He is also expected to attend the New Hampshire Young Republicans Lobster Bake and Straw Poll in Laconia the following day.
Ehrlich’s travel plans were first reported last month by WMUR-TV, the ABC affiliate in Manchester. Ehrlich could not be reached for comment Friday.
Ehrlich was defeated in 2006 by O’Malley after serving a single term in heavily Democratic Maryland. He lost by a wider margin — more than 14 percentage points — in a comeback bid against O’Malley in 2010.
Ehrlich has kept a low political profile in recent months but has been pushing a book he wrote on national politics called “America: Hope for Change.”
O’Malley, who has said he is “seriously looking” at running for president in 2016, is planning to return to New Hampshire on Sept. 26. It will be his fourth trip in 10 months to New Hampshire, the nation’s first presidential primary state.