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Monday, June 17, 2013

In Maryland, Republicans Look To Next Year’s Governor’s Race

More than a half-dozen Maryland Republicans are gearing up for next year’s race to succeed Gov. Martin O’Malley (D), banking that voters are fed up with Democrats who have passed a series of tax increases and liberal social policies in recent years.

Harford County Executive David R. Craig (R) and Del. Ronald A. George (R-Anne Arundel), the two candidates who have already kicked off their campaigns, did so promising tax cuts. And several others, including former Republican National Committee chairman Michael S. Steele, could announce bids in coming months.

Part of their message has been that O’Malley has taken the state far outside of the mainstream, particularly on tax and spending issues. An unpopular increase in the gas tax is scheduled to take effect next month, and O’Malley has led several divisive and time-consuming battles over issues such as same-sex marriage, the death penalty and gun control. 



Alex said...

It will be Gansler vs. Craig with Gansler winning a close race.

Anonymous said...

The issue is that the Republicans must someway overcome the 47% that Romney knew was true. He was right. In Maryland it may be more than 55%. Democrats will always vote for more taxes as long as they are getting the free ride and don't have to pay taxes.

Anonymous said...

Just tell me who the independents are. I'm no longer interested in the lesser of the two evils. After 40 years of voting that, well, you see where we are.

Anonymous said...

5:32 PM that theory has cost us many elections for many years now because of idiots like you...