Ever wonder how come the Republicans in the House of Delegates picked up seats in to 2010, while the Republicans in the Senate lost seats? The websites of the two caucuses provides a good clue.
Consider this, despite the huge new tax increases passed during the special session, the Maryland Republican Slate Committee has yet to update its website in over a month. http://www.mdsenategop.com/
Contrast that with the Republicans in the House of Delegates – http://marylandhousegop.wordpress.com/
It is time that Republican Leader Sen. E. J. Pipkin and the rest of the colleagues be more aggressive in getting the conservative message out. Too often the Senate Republicans have been too willing to “go along, to get along” with Mike Miller.
There is a reason Chis Shank won a primary against Don Munson in 2010. Rank and file Republicans were tired of Senate Republican complacency.
If Senate Republicans do not step up their game, there will many more primaries in 2014.
For starters, Senate Republicans need to be clear – there will not be a single vote from any of them in a special session from them on expanded gambling. It is time for them to stand up to Mike Miller on his only priority.
* This is all on top of a poorly coded website which leaks out for all to codding errors. Someone should hire a real web developer at the Maryland Republican Slate Committee.
Perhaps the silver lining from Audrey Scott and Lawrence Scott’s defeats on Saturday for the Scott Family Business is that the campaign has helped Lawrence identify a whole new generation of slash and burn Scott-style operatives. Twenty-something Scott operatives David Myer, Matt Proud and Fiona Moodie were seen doing the master’s bidding ripping down Nicolee Ambrose signs at the convention at 1:30 Saturday morning. At the same time State YR Chair Brian Griffith conducted a high profile personal attack campaign on Nicolee. All are budding practitioners of the Scott Strategies way of campaigning.
These were not mere high school rowdies gone wild. Along with the beautiful Fiona na Moody of the Prince George’s County Republican Party, the vandals include David Meyer, vice chairman of the Howard County Republican Central Committee, along with Matt Proud, of Caroline County Republican Central Committee, and our newest Youth of the Year for the MD GOP. Alex Mooney may want to reconsider the wisdom of giving Matt the lofty title of “Political Director” for the State party. In fact, Alex may need to recall how much Bob Ehrlich’s own campaign fund went to pay Paul Schurick’s defense costs before giving Matt any more responsibility. It is a very short step from sign vandalism to ordering “Relax” robocalls.
On the other hand, a month from now the state YR’s will be meeting in Annapolis. This will be an interesting meeting given the deep divisions within the YRs over the Ambrose – Scott election. Lining up against Brian Griffiths and Matt Proud will be a strong contingent of Ambrose supporters, including Executive Vice-President Carl Weber, National Committeewoman Rachael Gingrich, Treasurer Heather Olsen, VP, Communications Mark Newgent and Immediate Past President Moshe Starkman.
Maryland Republican Party – Red, White & Blue 2012
The Maryland Republican Party cordially invites you to attend the
22nd Annual Red, White and Blue Dinner
with featured guest Karl Rove
author of Courage and Consequence:
My Life As a Conservative in the Fight
sharing his vision for How to Defeat Barack Obama
Saturday, June 9, 2012
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I’d like to publicly Congratulate Nicole Ambrose on her Win this past Saturday, I would of done it yesterday if I didn’t have an exam to prepare for, well better late than never. Nicole you showed great wisdom by not sinking to the level of your opponent. You during this race have consistently taken the high road. While your opponent when you though she couldn’t get any lower she’d surprise us by sinking lower.
Congratulation on your win! Now let’s get Mitt Romney elected President.