Former Gov. Robert Ehrlich (R-Md.) said on Thursday that another candidacy for governor "is certainly something we are looking at."

The former Republican congressman served as governor from 2002-2006, but was defeated by former Baltimore mayor Martin O'Malley (D).

"It appears that we are in pretty good standing with the people of Maryland," Ehrlich said on an RNC conference call ahead of President Barack Obama's healthcare rally in Maryland today.

Ehrlich has kept open the possibility of facing O'Malley again in 2010, but did not indicate if he had taken any further steps toward entering the race.

"There is no time-line, so there are no artificial deadlines attached to our decision making process," he said.

Should he run, Ehrlich would face state Del. Patrick McDonough (R) and attorney Mike Pappas (R) in the primary. Businessman Larry Hogan, who ran against Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) in 1992, has expressed interest in the race, but has said he would back Ehrlich if he runs.