Regional Recap, November 3, 2010

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Anne Arundel Voters Say Yes To Slots. Voters in Anne Arundel County have approved slots at Arundel Mills Mall.The Associated Press called the race just after midnight. A few minutes before midnight, with all but three precincts reporting, more than 103,000 voters had said yes to slots at Arundel Mills Mall, while about 82,000 voters had said no.

O’Malley Beats Ehrlich In Governor’s Race. Incumbent Democrat Martin O’Malley defeated challenger Robert Ehrlich in a heated gubernatorial race that was a rematch of 2006.”The people of Maryland once again decided that together we move forward,” O’Malley said at a Tuesday night rally. “It is great to see so many of you here in the city of Baltimore, the greatest city in America. I really want to thank Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for all of her hard work, and I want to say to Mayor Rawlings-Blake, we still believe in Baltimore.”

Harris Tops Kratovil In 1st District Race. Andy Harris defeated Frank Kratovil in the hotly contested 1st Congressional District Race.”I want to thank Congressman Kratovil for running a tough race and for serving the district for two years doing a very tough job,” Harris said to supporters. “I have to tell you the results tonight — and you have seen the results on TV — show that the American dream is still alive in America.”

Robocalls Draw Ire Of AG, Mayor.  Robo-calls that claimed Martin O’Malley won the gubernatorial election hours before results were known and that no further action action was required by Democratic voters are under investigation.Meanwhile, Baltimore’s mayor is upset about the content of the message.Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler has jumped into the fray and said he’ll investigate the robo-calls because they may be illegal. Gansler said he’s been told there is no identity of who made the calls or who authorized them.

Annapolis Donated Books Distributor Looking For Help.  An Annapolis-based organization that’s responsible for distributing millions of donated books to readers in need all over the world said Tuesday that it could use some help. Books for International Goodwill (BIG) is looking for volunteers, more books and help with shipping costs.The nonprofit has a warehouse in Annapolis where thousands of books are sorted into categories to be donated to readers on Indian reservations and at community centers and prisons across the U.S.

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