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The Connie Morella effect [Commentary]
The Connie Morella effect [Commentary]

The tighter the Maryland governor's race becomes, the more I think about Connie Morella. For those who moved recently to the state, Ms. Morella is the former moderate Republican congresswoman from Maryland's 8th District. For eight terms she held that seat in what was then an almost exclusively Montgomery County-based and slightly Democratic-leaning district. Ms. Morella's formula for defeating a string of Democratic challengers was to mix traditional Republican business positions with a more Democratic-friendly social set of policy positions, notably on reproductive choice. Only after Gov. Parris Glendening and the Democratic legislature gerrymandered her district...

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