The close race for Maryland Governor provides fresh evidence that the name Kennedy is no longer an asset. Only a few months ago Kathleen Kennedy Townsend seemed unbeatable. So not many paid attention when little-known Republican Congressman Robert Ehrlich jumped into the race last March. But a poor campaign has hurt Townsend, who is currently lieutenant governor. Polls last week showed Ehrlich with a slight though statistically insignificant lead. The race is suddenly being viewed as a test of whether being a Kennedy is still a political advantage.
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