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Brown Loss Could Spell Trouble For Possible O’Malley Presidential Campaign

November 12th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

Anthony Brown's loss in Maryland's gubernatorial election last week was an unexpected setback for state Democrats — but it also represented a possible problem for the party's patriarch, Governor Martin O'Malley, as he eyes a campaign for president in 2016. Republican Larry Hogan's win in the race prompted questions almost immediately about whether the Democratic governor could appeal to voters in early presidential primary states if he was unable to sell his policies at home. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the head of the Republican Governors Association who repeatedly campaigned for Hogan in Maryland, said the outcome in Maryland was a repudiation of O'Malley's record. Todd Eberly is a professor of political science at St. Mary's College and he says there is no question Brown’s defeat is  a poor reflection on Martin O’Malley. He said election night also saw many of those democratic candidates across the country that O’Malley campaigned for soundly defeated…


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