Campaigns/Elections

O'Malley's March

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CNN is calling Maryland's gubernatorial race for Martin O'Malley, the Democratic mayor of Baltimore. Seems a bit premature to me—Gov. Ehrlich and other Diebold-wary Republicans have been urging their supporters to vote via absentee ballot—but even so, it's the result I've been expecting. O'Malley, who comes off as a guy who spends hours studying Super 8 film reels of Bill Clinton's facial mannerisms, is a pol to watch. Fearless, foolish prediction: He'll be the Dems' vice presidential nominee in 2012.