Democratic Primary? Martin O’Malley Wins Big

Posted on May 8, 2009


The Baltimore Sun is reporting rumors that Gov. Martin O’Malley might face a challenge in the Democratic primary election in 2010. Well, it’s a free country, and there’s always the possibility that one or more ego-trippers will run for anything.

But the all-star ticket of Gov. Martin O’Malley, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, and Sen. Barbara Mikulski is willing, able, and ready to roll. The top of the Democratic ticket will be so strong that Republicans may fail to field a single credible candidate for statewide office in 2010. It will be O’Malley, Brown and Mikulski by nearly a landslide in the general.

If any Democrat draws a serious primary challenge, it will be Comptroller Peter Franchot.

And the General Assembly election? Change and uncertainty. Voters may be ready to impose term limits on many specific legislators.  Much depends on the success of President Barack  Obama in leading the way to universal health insurance, energy innovation, tax reform, and economic revival. — Bernie Hayden