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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:04 PM
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Hogan to test waters for Md. governor's race
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Republican Larry Hogan is exploring a run for governor in Maryland.

Hogan says he would back former Gov. Robert Ehrlich if he decides to run. However, Hogan says he's going to test the waters for support in the event that Ehrlich decides against a rematch with Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley in 2010.

Hogan says he plans to launch a "Hogan for Maryland" committee on Tuesday to begin gauging support.

Hogan served as Maryland's secretary of appointments in Ehrlich's cabinet. He also ran against Rep. Steny Hoyer in 1992, picking up about 44 percent of the vote.

Baltimore County Delegate Patrick McDonough and attorney Mike Pappas also are running for the GOP nomination in the governor's race.

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Kaylee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:30 PM
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1. MD isn't going Republican again...
we learned our lesson with Ehrlich. All he did was raise fees for all services and increase the tuition at the state universities. Unless there is a lot of anti-democratic sentiment in the outlying counties and low turnout in the metropolitan counties, I don't see it happening.
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Engineer4Obama Donating Member (610 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:48 PM
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6. It pisses me off so much
That we voted for that Jackass over Kathleen Kennedy-Towson.

My moms a registered republican and she chalked it up to sexism.
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Kaylee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:49 PM
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12. Could be...although Mikulski is a state icon.
I think we have to admit she was a poor candidate...and Glendening's mid-life crisis where he divorced his wife and married his young staff member at the end of his term didn't help her either.

Regardless of gender or campaign savvy, I believe Marylanders have learned their lesson about voting for republican governors.
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argonaut Donating Member (246 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:32 PM
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2. I thought you meant Hulk Hogan for a second.
I was all 'Yeah!'.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:33 PM
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3. You would want Hulk Hogan to run for office?
Why?
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:43 PM
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4. I agree... That would be great
Just for the speeches.

"I went to the state congress, up to the office of the speaker of the house, and I said to him, I said, 'Brother, we need to pass this bill for all the little Hulkamaniacs out there!' and my esteemed colleague disagreed with me, and I thought to myself, you don't that to the Hulkster, man. So I picked up a folding chair and hit him over the head with it! Thank you, no question!" (Theme music plays, and Hogan rips off his shirt and flexes next to his lectern before leaving)

TlalocW
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phleshdef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:48 PM
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5. LOL! If Joe Wilson had pulled that crap with the Hulkster...
...he would have stood up and pointed at him and said "YOU!". I'm sure you can guess what happens next.
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:15 PM
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13. Oh, also...
Since I watched wrestling a lot with my dad when I was a kid...

During Hogan's matches, when he had the tables turned on him and started getting the crap beat out of him, he would invariably be down on his knees, floating near unconsciousness, when his opponent would punch him in the head, and MIRACULOUSLY he would shake it off and glare up at his opponent, who would be surprised and hit Hulk again. This would make the Hulk jump up to his feet. His opponent would hit him again, and Hulk would be wide awake and jog around in a little circle to shake it off, and when the opponent went to hit him again, Hulk... Hulk, man, would somehow catch the swing and hold onto his opponent's arm! Now he would be glaring, wide awake at his opponent while shaking the finger of his free hand while mouthing, "No," before hitting his opponent and turning the tides!

I want to see the equivalent of that in a debate.

TlalocW
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argonaut Donating Member (246 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:53 PM
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10. I think it would be funny.
I'd also bet $1,000,000 on him making a metaphorical connection between wrestling and politics in his stump speech.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:37 PM
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11. Do you think Arnuld is funny?
No, thanks.
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southernyankeebelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:49 PM
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7. How about the Kennedy girl?
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Engineer4Obama Donating Member (610 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:49 PM
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8. I don't think Kathleen is going to primary O'Maley
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Engineer4Obama Donating Member (610 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:52 PM
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9. This is the race I'm gonna focus on in 2010
Time to find out all I can about this guy.
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elshiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:19 PM
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14. No repukes for Maryland.
NEVER AGAIN, NEVER!
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Nancy Waterman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:38 PM
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15. And lets not forget Michael Steele
our lamentable donation to the national Republican scene. He was Ehrlich's Lt. governor.
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elshiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:48 PM
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17. Yes, indeed! Also, Alan Keyes.
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seaker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:44 PM
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16. Rats!!!
I thought it was Hogan of the Hulk variety...sigh....
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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:12 AM
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18. Ehrlich was a disgrace in this state, as was Michael Steele as Lt. Governor. Sadly, if the
economy doesn't recover, people here in this so-called BLUE state will vote for a Repuke!! :puke: :puke:
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