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February 21, 2002
Dell to address county Republicans at meeting Monday County Commissioner Donald I. Dell will speak at the monthly meeting of the Carroll County Republican Club on Monday at Kountry Kafe in Westminster. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the business meeting. Dell will speak at 7 p.m., then answer questions. Dinner is $9, and reservations must be made by Saturday. Kountry Kafe is on Locust Lane. Reservations: Margie Jones, 410-795-6493. Information: 410- 781-6316.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
The nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization has listed U.S. Rep. Andy Harris -- a Baltimore County Republican -- among the nation's "most anti-equality members of Congress. " The Human Rights Campaign said Tuesday that Harris made its new "Hall of Shame" list of 19 legislators nationwide for having "gone out of his way to sponsor nearly every anti-LGBT bill introduced in the House" since he arrived there in 2010. The list, which also includes high-profile legislators such as Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | January 24, 2002
Howard County Republicans unanimously chose Gail H. Bates for appointment to a vacant seat in the Maryland House of Delegates last night, but the insurgent campaign of 28-year-old conservative Anthony C. Wisniewski has thrown the process into disarray. Although Montgomery County contains just a sliver of District 14B - and none will remain after redistricting - Wisniewski won a majority of the Montgomery County Republicans to his side at a Tuesday night meeting, creating a split between Republicans in the two counties.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2014
In true-blue Maryland, where Democrats outnumber Republicans more than 2 to 1, life can be difficult in the GOP. But not in Anne Arundel County, where Republicans have had a measure of success - and are looking for more. "We're a bastion of red in a sea of blue," said Nathan Volke, chairman of the county Republican Central Committee, as party activists gathered at a Glen Burnie banquet hall last week for their annual Lincoln-Reagan Day Celebration. The idea was to rally everybody for the coming elections.
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By Daniel P. Clemens Jr. and Daniel P. Clemens Jr.,Staff writer | March 20, 1991
FINKSBURG -- It's not a bad time to feel heady if you're a Republican in Carroll.Republicans make up the majority of registered voters in the county -- 26,015 to 25,084 -- coupled with increased GOP registration statewide. And the number of Republicans in the General Assembly is on the rise.But it's also not time to reflect on gains, a state Republican leader warned a county GOP group in Finksburg last night, especially with the redrawing of political districts looming."There's potential there for Carroll to be caught up in the crunch," said Mark R. Frazer, chairman of the Maryland Republican Party's redistricting committee.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | March 1, 2002
Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens' land-use policies were challenged yesterday at the General Assembly - for the second year in a row. At a hearing on a bill that would prohibit county governments from buying land for one purpose and then changing their minds, Owens' predecessor joined a group that criticized the way she is handling a land deal on the Broadneck Peninsula. "The government created this problem," said former County Executive John G. Gary, referring to the Owens administration's plans to use part of a 12-acre horse farm for ball fields - although the former owner says she sold it with the understanding that it would be used as an equestrian center.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | October 17, 2004
Carroll County Democrats repelled a last-minute Republican rally last week and won by one, the narrowest of margins. That would be a run, not a vote. Area business leaders and officials organized a spirited softball competition to put the political parties on friendly terms. The bipartisan game, rescheduled three times, finally was played Thursday evening in downtown Westminster. "We wanted to prove to everybody in the county that people can just agree to disagree and not let politics polarize us," said Josh Kohn, a Westminster business owner.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | October 14, 1998
As he listened to the noisy banter of 200 Baltimore County Republicans gathered at his Fullerton fund-raiser, Allen Thompson, a political newcomer running for the 5th District council seat, couldn't help but be pleased.True, U.S. Rep. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. couldn't attend, but the congressman's wife, Kendel, told the crowd he was "off doing God's work -- defining the word 'is' " -- a not-so-subtle reference to President Clinton's grand jury testimony.With a Democratic president on the defensive and native daughter Ellen R. Sauerbrey running hard for the governor's job, county Republicans hope to add seats on the County Council and in the legislature, solidifying the gains made in recent years.
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January 12, 1992
Anne Arundel County Republicans meet for breakfast every Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 at Middleton Tavern in Annapolis.Each breakfast features a speaker. This month, the theme will be the primary election campaign. Speakers this month include former U.S. Representative Richard Lankford (Jan. 8); Mary McNally Rose, clerk of the Circuit Court (Jan. 15); and County Executive Robert R. Neall (Jan. 29).All city and county Republicans are invited to attend. Continental breakfast is $3.50.Information: Glenn Gibbs at 266-6260.
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April 14, 1991
County Republicans will honor two who helped build the party Tuesdayat the annual Lincoln Day Dinner.The evening will be a tribute to Marjorie Holt, who served in Congress from the time the 4th District was created in 1974 until her retirement in 1986.The Republican Central Committee will present the first Marjorie Holt Party Builder awards.The party also established the Aris T. Allen Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring the late state delegate from District 30.Allen was the only black Republican in the GeneralAssembly when he committed suicide in February after learning he hadinoperable cancer.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
Margaret J. Wimbrow, a retired Eastern Shore educator who was a co-founder of the Worcester County Republican Women's Club, died Sunday of complications from a stroke at her Berlin home. She was 100. She was born Margaret Coulbourne Johnson, the daughter of Oliver and Florence Dryden Johnson, in Somerset County near Pocomoke City, and later moved with her family to a home on Market Street in Pocomoke City. After graduating in 1930 from Pocomoke High School, she attended what is now Salisbury University, where she studied to become an elementary school teacher.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2013
Baltimore County state Del. Pat McDonough said he's launching a grass-roots campaign to pressure state officials to repeal the new fees that homeowners, businesses and nonprofits will have to pay to help clean up pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. With the stormwater fees taking effect Monday, McDonough said he's heard complaints from hundreds of constituents on what he called "the No. 1 hot potato" right now. "This is a beautiful issue for...
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2013
Former Maryland first lady Kendel Ehrlich, Del. Steve Schuh and acting Anne Arundel County Executive John Hammond led a field of 16 applicants Friday to complete the term of former County Executive John R. Leopold. County Republicans said the unexpected number of applications indicated a healthy interest in setting the county on a path away from the turmoil that has enveloped the government for at least two years. Leopold, 70, a Republican, resigned midway through his second four-year term this month after his conviction on two counts of misconduct for using county employees to perform personal and political tasks.
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By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2011
Hours after taking the oath of office as Maryland's newest member of Congress, Rep. Andy Harris smiled broadly and summed up the import of the moment. "It's an historic day," the Baltimore County Republican said Wednesday. "We've got to get the work done here. The people agree with us. " That sense of broad-based public support is likely a new feeling for Harris. The conservative convictions that set Harris apart even from many GOP colleagues during his 12 years in the Maryland Senate should make him feel right at home in the tea party-fueled freshman class that has powered Republicans to an overwhelming House majority.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,larry.carson@baltsun.com | April 26, 2009
Howard County Republicans are fired up, believing that those feisty tax-day tea parties promoted across the nation by conservatives and Fox News could lead to a political comeback locally and in Maryland. Protesters from the county gathered at rainy Meadowbrook Park in Ellicott City on April 15 and formed a caravan to the big Annapolis rally. The nationwide events boosted political interest and activity in the GOP, leading to a late surge in attendance at the local party's annual Lincoln Day dinner, featuring former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and his wife, Kendel, as speakers.
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By Larry Carson | July 1, 2007
It is a time for healing and reorganization for Howard County Republicans -- a process under way last week at a political picnic at grassy Spring Meadow Farm in Glenwood. Still stung by a poor showing in last year's state and local elections, not to mention nationally, the county's GOP also has internal rivalries and sore spots to deal with before the next round of local elections in 2010. Republicans were successful last year only in the western portion of the county, electing incumbent state Sen. Allan H. Kittleman and Dels.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2014
In true-blue Maryland, where Democrats outnumber Republicans more than 2 to 1, life can be difficult in the GOP. But not in Anne Arundel County, where Republicans have had a measure of success - and are looking for more. "We're a bastion of red in a sea of blue," said Nathan Volke, chairman of the county Republican Central Committee, as party activists gathered at a Glen Burnie banquet hall last week for their annual Lincoln-Reagan Day Celebration. The idea was to rally everybody for the coming elections.
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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | November 19, 2001
Baltimore County Republicans have picked four finalists to fill Towson's seat in the House of Delegates, left vacant in August when Del. James M. Kelly took a job with the Bush administration. Kelly's wife, Melissa, now holds the seat, but county Republicans plan for her to resign and be replaced for next year's legislative session by someone they choose after soliciting applications, reviewing resumes and conducting interviews. The finalists are Corinne D. Becker, 41, a county government employee and community activist, and three lawyers: Edwin S. MacVaugh, 46, who ran against Kelly in the 1994 primary; Emil B. Pielke, 59, who has worked on many Republican campaigns; and Francis A. Pommett III, 32, who moved to Essex to run for the House of Delegates four years ago and moved back to Towson after he learned of the vacant seat.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporter | November 12, 2006
Democrat Dennis E. Beard, who finished a close fourth for Carroll County commissioner, said he knows how Lt. Gov. Michael Steele feels. That's what he told Steele at a groundbreaking event in Howard County just weeks ago. "I said, `You know, sir, you're hoping that someday you're going to see the true two-party system in the state of Maryland,' " Beard recalled. "I said, `As a Democrat, I would love to see the two-party system in Carroll County.' He smiled, `cause I think he knew what I was talking about."
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By JOSH MITCHELL and JOSH MITCHELL,SUN REPORTER | July 10, 2006
Lt. Clarence W. Bell Jr. recalls his first assignment as a rookie state trooper in St. Mary's County - going undercover to buy cocaine at a bar - and how that led to his being the target of a hit man. Later, as a SWAT team sniper, he spent 18 hours on a Baltimore roof during a standoff with inmates who had taken prison guards hostage. And when he rose to command one of the agency's suburban barracks, he came up with a plan that he says has reduced the number of traffic deaths on Howard County roads patrolled by the state police.
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