Former Governor Ehrlich Leaves One Job to Run for Another

Ehrlich signed off of his weekly radio show

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    Republican Bob Ehrlich greets supporters after announcing his candidacy for the governorship of Maryland.

    Former Gov. Robert Ehrlich Jr. has wrapped up a three-year stint as a talk show host on WBAL-AM radio, days ahead of a deadline to formally file for his gubernatorial bid.

    Ehrlich signed off Saturday morning, saying that his wife Kendel will be the sole host of the weekly talk show. She told listeners to expect an important announcement next week.

    A Republican, Ehrlich had promised to give up the radio job before filing to run for governor, bidding to challenge Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley to a rematch.

    O'Malley unseated Ehrlich four years ago and both men must prevail in a September primary to reach November's general election.

    The filing deadline is July 6. O'Malley filed with the state elections board in mid-June to seek a second term.