This article in The Washington Post is rich. First term, and probably single term, Governor O'Malley is desperate to raise his approval ratings with voters. He has supposedly gained the support of the Democratic hack politicians who run the House and Senate, but the average Marylander can't stand him. This is also a rather unique story in the Post as it actually blames one of the former Democrat ic Governors for the fiscal problems of the State.
Marlyland has had one Republican Governor in the last 25 years or so.