Below is an email sent out by John Reith of the Ehrlich campaign analyzing the primary election results from Team Ehrlich's perspective. I have not edited this other than to remove the name of the person who sent it to me.
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From: John Reith
Subject: Observation from the Ehrlich Campaign - Tuesdays Election Results
Date: Friday, September 17, 2010, 4:07 PM
*MESSAGE FROM THE EHRLICH CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR*
Thank you all for voting on Tuesday!
Over the last several days we have been able to analyze the numbers and the
results. Here are a few of our observations:
· *Republican turnout was higher than Democrats, the last time that
happened was 2002, when Bob Ehrlich was elected. *
· *The Gazette’s Blair Lee writes today of “an enthusiasm shift” in
Maryland: “In the 2006 gubernatorial primary, Democrats made up 71 percent
of the turnout, while Republicans were 29 percent. This year, Democrats were
only 63 percent of the gubernatorial primary vote, while Republicans were 37
percent, quite a shift.**”*
· *Martin O’Malley received 29,000 fewer votes from Democrats than
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend did in 2002*
· *60,000 Democrats voted against Martin O’Malley in their primary,
choosing instead 2 unknown candidates who had no money, no ads, no agendas,
and no media coverage. This is a significant blow to O’Malley. *
· *Todd Eberly, Political Science Professor from St. Mary’s College,
said on FOX 45 Wednesday, that under the current conditions Bob Ehrlich
would win the election. *
· *The anti-incumbent mentality showed in several elections in the
House and Senate.*
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at the
campaign. Please share this with your family, friends and business
associates who you think will be interested in this information.
Yesterday, the Campaign released its second television advertisement,
entitled “Roadmap.” The 30-second ad will air in the Baltimore TV market.
It can also be viewed by* clicking here<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vACiTTCbH60;
* or by visiting Bob Ehrlich’s Youtube and Facebook pages. In the ad, Bob
Ehrlich outlines a Roadmap to 2020, his ten year vision for Maryland. To
read the roadmap,* click herehttp://www.bobehrlich.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/ROAD-MAP-TO-2020.pdf;*.
Have a great weekend and remember we need your help and support to get Bob
Ehrlich elected as the next Governor of Maryland.
John C. Reith
*Ehrlich for Maryland Committee*
1840-G York Road
Lutherville, MD 21093