Josh Goodman is a former staff writer for GOVERNING..E-mail: email@example.com
This is the first incumbent governor to lose and the first true toss-up gubernatorial election to be called. Democrat Martin O'Malley has defeated Republican Governor Bob Ehrlich. It was a tough race for him no matter what, but I think Ehrlich should have focused a little more on his record and little less on O'Malley's performance as Baltimore's mayor.
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