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Ehrlich backs challenger in party primary
The Washington Times ^ | June 26, 2007 | Tom LoBianco

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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TOPICS: Maryland; Campaign News; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: 2008; andrewharris; ehrlich; electioncongress; gopprimary

1 posted on 06/28/2007 2:45:18 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Kuksool; MinorityRepublican; MassachusettsGOP; ...

This is a postitive development.

2 posted on 06/28/2007 2:46:29 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Open borders and outsourcing are opposite sides of the same coin)
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To: Clintonfatigued

That’s a surprise, especially given that Ehrlich was closer ideologically to Gilchrest. Perhaps personal reasons he’s backing Harris ?

3 posted on 06/28/2007 6:36:14 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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