"I don't know if we are going to see another [Republican governor of Maryland] in the next 40 years," said Mary Kane, his running mate. "It is a shame."
The quote appeared on November 3 within a story entitled "End of an era for Ehrlich, Maryland Republicans: State GOP leaders worry about permanent minority status."
Daniel Vovak, an at-large member of the Montgomery County Republican Party Central Committee was disappointed in the statement from Bob Ehrlich's right-hand pick. Vovak says, "There isn't a doubt in my mind that someday Bob Ehrlich is going to stand next to another Maryland governor and it will be long before he is 92, because new Republican leaders will emerge. Bob Ehrlich is an excellent politician but lost because he was supported in 2010 by a weak Maryland Republican Party. Even when the Baltimore Orioles finished dead last in 2009, the franchise didn't write-off future victories. Therefore, I ask that Mary Kane retracts her quote and apologizes before Doug Gansler thanks her by sending Kane a bouquet of roses."