Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Franchot Ahead in Comptroller Race

Democrat Peter Franchot leads Republican Anne McCarthy by 54 to 29 in the race to become the state's next comptroller according to the Sun poll. McCarthy, hoping to become the first Republican comptroller since 1898, has lived in Maryland for only four years. One can take her presence on the GOP ticket as a sign that the Republican bench remains thin in Maryland despite recent growth or that Republicans were hoping that William Donald Schaefer, a Democrat who often voted with Gov. Ehrlich on the Board of Public Works, would win reelection.