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Press Release - Former Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich Endorses Giuliani

March 21, 2007

Former Governor Bob Ehrlich, the first Republican elected as Governor of Maryland since 1966, announced today his support for Mayor Rudy Giuliani to be the next President of the United States. Similar to Mayor Giuliani, Ehrlich inherited an enormous budget deficit and used fiscal discipline to turn around Maryland's economy despite an overwhelming Democratic state legislature. Ehrlich will serve the Committee as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chairman.

Governor Bob Ehrlich praised Giuliani's experience, leadership and record of results. "In the post-September 11th world, we need a competent, tough, and principled president. Rudy Giuliani is the right man for the job," said Governor Ehrlich. "As Mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani cut taxes, took on crime and government waste, and gave strength to an entire nation after the September 11th attacks. America needs a leader like Rudy Giuliani as president and I am proud to support his candidacy."

"I am honored to have the support of Governor Ehrlich," said Mayor Giuliani. "As Governor, Bob Ehrlich was never afraid to take on difficult challenges and find the right solutions for his constituents."

About Governor Robert Ehrlich:

Governor Ehrlich was raised in working class Arbutus, outside Baltimore. He served eight years in the Maryland General Assembly and eight years in the U.S. Congress. In November 2002, he became the first Republican elected Governor of Maryland in 36 years. As Governor, Bob Ehrlich turned $4 billion in budget deficits into $2.3 billion in cumulative surpluses and defeated a record $7.5 billion in taxes proposed by one of America's most liberal legislatures. Governor Ehrlich helped create 100,000 new private sector jobs and made record investments in Maryland's K-12 and higher education systems. Governor Ehrlich is currently a Partner at the law firm Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice, PLLC in Baltimore.

Rudy Giuliani, Press Release - Former Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich Endorses Giuliani Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/294984

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