Maryland Gubernatorial 9
William Donald Schaefer, (1921-2011), a Democrat, was elected Governor of Maryland in 1986, and served two terms from 1987 through 1995. This "Making History" button is from his second inauguration, January 16, 1991.
Ross Zimmerman Pierpont, a Republican, has run for various political offices in the State of Maryland numerous times. This has included primary candidacies for the office of Governor of Maryland in 1966 (as a Democrat), 1978, 1982, 1990 and 2002. This button is from one of those Gubernatorial campaigns.
Parris N. Glendening, a Democrat, was elected Governor of Maryland in 1994. Glendening held this position for two terms serving from 1995 to 2003. His Lieutenant Governor during both terms was Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. The button depicted here which portrays both of the candidates is from Glendening's 1998 re-election campaign.
Martin J. O'Malley, a Democrat, defeated Robert Ehrlich in the 2006 gubernatorial election. In April 2010 O'Malley, along with Lieutenant Governor Anthony G. Brown, kicked off their re-election campaign for the November 2, 2010 General Election. Their campaign slogan for 2010 was "Moving Maryland Forward". In the 2010 rematch O'Malley defeated Ehrlich in the November 2010 General Election, with O'Malley winning with 1,020,129 votes (56%), compared to 767,537 votes (42%) for Ehrlich.
The smaller button is from the second O'Malley-Brown inaugural celebration which was held on January 19, 2011. The event was held at the Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore and the theme was, "We Are One Maryland."
Brian Murphy, a Republican from the Eastern Shore, announced his candidacy for his party's nomination in January 2010. With the campaign slogan, "Leading a Return to Principled Governance", Murphy's positions include a "disgust with career politicians", honor for the sanctity of life, the enforcement of immigration laws and secure borders, and respect for the Second Amendment, the right to keep and bear arms. Though he lost to Ehrlich in the September 14, 2010 primary, Murphy received 63,848 votes, representing 24% of the total votes cast.
Robert "Bob" L. Ehrlich, Jr., a Republican, was elected Governor of Maryland in 2002, defeating the Democratic candidate, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. Ehrlich was defeated in his 2006 re-election bid by Martin O'Malley. In April 2010 Ehrlich announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Governor of Maryland in the 2010 election. He would later select Mary Kane, a former Maryland Secretary of State, as his running-mate for Lieutenant Governor. In the 2010 rematch O'Malley defeated Ehrlich in the November 2010 General Election, with O'Malley winning with 1,020,129 votes (56%), compared to 767,537 votes (42%) for Ehrlich.
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