Red Maryland endorsements

How we endorse, and why

December 12, 2013

Yesterday, Red Maryland endorsed Larry Hogan for governor. We should probably expand a little bit upon the Red Maryland Endorsement Process.

Many of you here are also readers over at Red State, which of course is a direct ancestor of our little site. One of the proud traditions over at Red State is that the editors will make endorsements in contested Republican primaries to work to ensure the election of candidates who are best suited to represent conservative interests, usually as members of Congress.

As we did in 2010, 2012 and 2013, the editors of Red Maryland will also begin rolling out endorsements of Republican candidates in Republican primaries.

Our endorsements will be candidates who are unanimously endorsed by the editors; no split decisions on these endorsements. We will articulate why we support those candidates. And we will encourage you to act to help these candidates succeed in the primary election on June 24.

The candidates we pick are the candidates we want to help move Maryland forward.

Since 2010, 78 percent of the candidates we have endorsed have won their primaries, including such folks as Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides and Dels. Mike Hough, Tony McConkey and Justin Ready.

So, keep your eyes peeled. We will continue to be rolling these announcements out between now and the primary election.

--Brian Griffiths

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