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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Absence of Character and More

Today Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Perez Kicked off his campaign for Attorney General with the usual public event and some biting words.

Perez received a strong endorsement from Curran's predecessor as Maryland attorney general, Stephen Sachs, who served two terms from 1978 to 1986.
"I am drawn to Tom Perez because of what I will call, simply, character," Sachs said. "Character is difficult to define, but it is palpable nonetheless. You know it when you see it, and you notice when you don't."

Gee, I wonder who Sachs was talking about?

The talk of fmr MD Dems ExDir Josh White taking over at O’Malley headquarters begs the question of what role he'll actually play with the candidate's brother as "Deputy Campaign Manager." Will White just be the one who makes the trains run on time while the younger O'Malley and other long-time friends call the plays and devise the strategy?

As you look toward September and then November, you might want to take a look at the Gazette’s lists of most and least effective legislators. You’ll notice that D20's Ida Ruben is one of the least effective

And I’m not the first to question whether Owens and Franchot cancel each other out to Willie Don's benefit in the Comptroller's race. Suddenly politics in Montgomery and Maryland generally is hopping!