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Friday, February 06, 2004

Chasing the Wind in Maryland

In recent Maryland news, Rep. Roscoe Bartlett enlisted in the morality corps, decrying rude, crude, and lewd broadcasting. And Rep. Al Wynn, despite largely ignoring the needs of his constituents, announced that he managed a good score with the NAACP. Glad to see pols standing up for what they believe in even when it is unpopular!

And its kind of sad when the Republican candidate is the grassroots campaigner who claims he is looking out for the little guy and the environment. While the Senate race between state Sen. E.J. Pipkin and Senator Barbara Mikulski is unlikely to be even moderately competitive, it might suggest whether Republicans have a shot at statewide office down the line when Mikulski and Sarbanes move on, or whether Ehrlich is an aberration.