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.