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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Open Thread

What are you seeing from candidates in your neighborhood? What are your neighbors saying about this years election? What is your favorite TV or radio ad? Which candidates are you getting mail from? What do you think of the content and design of the mail pieces?

4 Comments:

Anonymous katie said...

Not being a TV watcher or commercial radio listener, I'm happy not to have been subjected to more political ads on top of the ones I see on signposts, in my mail, and at local events. Going through today's mail, I've received two political pieces. One's an attack on Martin O'Malley (by Ehrlich supporters), a glossy doom-and-gloom piece that turns me off. The other is a multipage newsprint piece for Sandy Schrader to which I'm more amenable; it gives more background and information about the candidate.

Both mailings focus on education spending and so don't particularly speak to me as a child-free voter and one who thinks spending more money on education isn't particularly helpful.

10:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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12:12 PM  
Anonymous iandanger said...

I find a lot of the ads for statewide ofice to be very irritating. I haven't seen many local ads, but the lawn signs are huge.

I did catch the Robey/Ulman ad, it was possitive, fun, and not poorly done as far as local advertising goes.

Of course now Ulman is getting negative.

I'm waiting for a response from Senator Schrader before I decide whom i am voting for, since Robey supports the death penalty I cannot morally justfiy voting for him. Still, if neither are against state sanctioned murder, i will have to decide on other issues.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Ken said...

As regards Schrader on the death penalty, two of her votes in 2003 are telling. She voted against Senate Bill 12, which would have provided a moratorium on implementation of the death penalty, and Senate Bill 53, which would have provided a higher standard of proof for death penalty sentences. The legislature's website documents this:
http://mlis.state.md.us/2003rs/billfile/sb0012.htm

http://mlis.state.md.us/2003rs/votes/senate/0478.htm

http://mlis.state.md.us/2003rs/billfile/sb0053.htm

http://mlis.state.md.us/2003rs/votes/SENATE/0497.htm

Lately, few pro or con death penalty bills have been emerging from committee. At any rate, I'd say that Senator Schrader seems to be for the death penalty and against any restrictions on the standards for implementing it. So she's probably at least as pro death penalty as Jim Robey.

6:06 AM  

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