If it follows the pattern of the typical Bob Ehrlich – Lawrence Scott campaign, most likely Ehrlich’s endorsement will come in the form of a robocall coming later this week to Nicolee Ambrose supporters on the State Central Committee :
“Nicolee Ambrose and Alex Mooney have been successful. We’re OK. Relax. Everything is fine. There is no reason to go to Solomon Island for the Convention.”
But seriously, do Maryland Republicans really want to follow Bob Ehrlich’s lead anymore?
This past January it was revealed that he used $168,000 of leftover campaign funds to pay for defense attorneys for Paul Schurick, his longtime aide who was convicted on charges of electoral fraud rising out of Ehrlich’s failed run against Gov. Martin O’Malley in 2010.
Even worse, Bob Ehrlich continues to defend the criminal acts committed on his behalf. “While I vehemently disagree with the decision from a Baltimore City jury, I do respect our legal system,” Ehrlich said in a statement after the verdict. It makes you wonder. If they are given a chance, would the Team Ehrlich members do the exact same things all over again?
An endorsement by Bob Ehrlich will clearly frame the choice for National Committeewoman as one between a moderate who again and again uses dirty tricks and “selective” truth telling to try to get ahead and an authentic conservative prepared to stand for our party’s principles.