Maryland Politics, 17 Feb 2009 (Green).
Julie Bykowicz, Laura Smitherman and Gadi Dechter have polled the Senate and found a slim majority opposed to Gov. O'Malley's plan to abolish the death penalty. As it stands, O'Malley would need to get all four undecided votes and flip one of the people currently in the anti-repeal camp. Here's the list, as it stands:
Question: Would you be inclined to vote in favor of a full repeal of the death penalty?
Ulysses Currie, Prince George's (D)
Nathaniel Exum, Prince George's (D)
David C. Harrington, Prince George's (D)
C. Anthony Muse, Prince George's (D)
Douglas J.J. Peters, Prince George's (D)
Paul G. Pinsky, Prince George's (D)
Thomas V. Mike Miller, Calvert and Prince George's (D)
DECLINED TO ANSWER (4)
Jim Rosapepe, Prince George's and Anne Arundel (D)
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Shoot, if Jim Rosapepe isn't in the repeal camp, O'Malley's facing an uphill climb.
(Posted 18 Feb 2009)