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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Steele Lost Race

Josh Kurtz has a profile of Mike Steele that highlights his losing race for state comptroller just a few years ago.
Yet it wasn’t so long ago that Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele (R) couldn’t beat a couple of nobodies named Larry Epstein and Timothy Mayberry in a Republican primary for state comptroller.


So just hours before the filing deadline, Steele, and a whole host of others, jumped into the comptroller’s race. Steele ran with the endorsement of Ellen Sauerbrey, the 1994 Republican nominee for governor who was the favorite for the GOP nomination that year as well.


Steele did lose, finishing third in the crowded primary, with 21 percent of the vote.