Skip to comments.Ehrlich backs challenger in party primary
Posted on 06/28/2007 2:45:17 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has thrown his support behind state Sen. Andrew P. Harris' attempt to unseat a fellow Republican, Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest, in the upcoming congressional races.
Mr. Ehrlich's chief fundraiser, Richard E. Hug, has joined Mr. Harris' exploratory committee and cultivated donors for a Harris fundraiser last week in Baltimore that featured an appearance by Mr. Ehrlich.
"Many of you know [Mr. Harris]. He is a tireless campaigner and has an excellent shot at winning this seat," Mr. Hug wrote to supporters in advance of the fundraiser.
In addition, Mr. Harris is a frequent guest on Mr. Ehrlich's weekend radio show.
"As part of the governor's leadership team in the Senate, I think I showed [Mr. Ehrlich] loyalty, and he knows about my reputation as a party builder," Mr. Harris said yesterday. "I think it's going to become clear that party building is an important part of this race. And I think I come closer to [Mr. Ehrlich's] idea of how we should be building the party."
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This is a postitive development.
That’s a surprise, especially given that Ehrlich was closer ideologically to Gilchrest. Perhaps personal reasons he’s backing Harris ?