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  Pappas enters 2010 GOP (MD) governor's race
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Last EditedU Ole Polecat  May 04, 2009 05:37am
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News DateMonday, May 4, 2009 11:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionMike Pappas has embarked on what many would call a quixotic campaign for Maryland governor. Even one of his close advisers likened a win in November 2010 to lightning striking.

The 39-year-old Republican is running in a solidly Democratic state that has elected just one other member of the GOP to the governor's mansion since Spiro T. Agnew left the office in 1969. He has no experience as a public official, and he has never been a candidate for elected office.

The construction attorney from Perry Hall also might have irritated some in his own party for jumping into the race ahead of former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., the presumptive favorite in a primary, who has left open the possibility of a rematch with Gov. Martin O'Malley.
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