The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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Maryland

maryland-stampIncumbent: Martin O’Malley (D) Term-limited

Primary Election:
General Election:

STATUS: OPEN SEAT
RATING: Likely Democrat Retention

RECENT ELECTION RESULTS:
2002 Result: Ehrlich wins 52%-48%.
2006 Result:
O’Malley wins 53%-46%.

Maryland Gubernatorial Race: Headlines

Democrats:
Anthony Brown
Doug Gansler
Heather Mizeur

Republicans:
David Craig
Blaine Young

PollWatch:
Gonzales Research: O’Malley holds lead, 47-42% (10/19/10)
Rasmussen: O’Malley expands lead, nears 50%, O’Malley 49%, Ehrlich 41% (10/4/10)
Washington Post: O’Malley opens double-digit lead, 52-41% (9/28/10)
Rasmussen: O’Malley has slight lead, 50-47% (9/15/10)
Center Maryland/Opinion Works: Among likely voters, O’Malley leads 47-41% (8/18/10)
Rasmussen: O’Malley/Erhlich in dead heat – O’Malley up 45-44% (8/17/10)
Gonzales Research: O’Malley has slim lead, 45-42% (7/27/10)
Rasmussen: Race remains toss-up, Ehrlich 47, O’Malley 46 (7/8/10)
Magellan Strategies (R): Ehrlich holds slim lead, 46-43 (7/2/10)
Rasmussen: Ehrlich, O’Malley even at 45 (6/8/10)
Washington Post: Among likely voters a dead heat, 47-47 (5/6/10)
Rasmussen: O’Malley holds slim lead over Ehrlich, 47-44 (4/20/10)
Rasmussen: O’Malley leads Ehrlich 49-43 in possible 2006 rematch (2/26/10)
Gonzales Research: O’Malley looks strong going into 2010 re-election (9/22/09)

State Resources:
Maryland State Board of Elections