Ehrlich to seek rematch

Former Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich (R) is set to announce he will face off against Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) again.

WJLA-TV reports that an Ehrlich decision is imminent, with the one-term former governor seeking to avenge a 2006 loss to O'Malley.

Ehrlich is a big get for Republicans in the state, as there didn't seem to be much in the way of an alternative. But the Republican Governors Association's (RGA) gain is is NRSC's loss. Ehrlich earlier this month suggested he was also looking at a possible run against Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.).

That didn't wind up going anywhere, and Republicans aren't expected to seriously contest Mikulski's seat unless it were to become open.