November 19, 2013
You're probably wondering why you're seeing, on Baltimore Sun.com, content dedicated to what many of many Sun readers would label “radical, right wing extremism.” Well, over the summer, the folks at the Baltimore Sun - knowing Red Maryland is the premier source for conservative news and opinion in Maryland - approached us about providing quality conservative content for baltimoresun.com and The Sun's op-ed page in print. Seeing the opportunity...
October 12, 2013
HAVRE de GRACE - Harford County Executive David R. Craig describes himself as a moderate by temperament, but he is staking out positions that seem certain to appeal to the Republican party's hard-core conservative base as he seeks the 2014 nomination for governor. In recent weeks, Craig has articulated policy stands that put him well to the conservative side of Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. in his 2002 race for governor - the only gubernatorial election the Maryland GOP has won in four decades.
August 4, 2013
Don Murphy's proposal to have the Republican Party endorse candidates in the primary election is a road rife with land mines and undercuts the laudable goal of opening the primary to unaffiliated voters (" Maryland GOP's choice: Reform or lose," July 31). An open primary may "improve outcomes in the general election," but party endorsements of primary candidates could have an unwelcome, negative impact. Independent voters are by definition independent-minded and would recoil at the party hierarchy trying to dictate choices on the ballot.
July 23, 2013
In a democracy, it is always important to get involved in the process. Many individuals I talk with say that they do not like it when people complain about government, but then they do not even vote. Contrary to popular belief, each vote does matter, and decisions are made by those who show up. That is why I applaud the Maryland Republican Party for taking into consideration the idea of opening its primary elections to independent voters. This has been an issue I have been pressing for years.
July 17, 2013
The Maryland Republican Party is weighing whether to open its primary elections to independent voters, a plan some envision delivering statewide victories that have largely eluded the party. A contingent frustrated with consistent Republicans losses in top offices has convinced party leadership to study inviting unaffiliated voters to help pick GOP candidates as soon as 2014, tapping into the fastest-growing segment of Maryland's electorate. "We've had one Republican governor since the 1960s," said John Fiastro Jr., chair of the Baltimore County Republican Central Committee and a leader in the open primary camp.
July 16, 2013
While the usual suspects of Maryland politics, the candidates, the fundraisers, the loyalists, the lobbyists and groupies are dining on crabs and beer Wednesday at the annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake in Crisfield, a couple dozen volunteers will converge on Annapolis seeking something that seems always out of season in this state, whether it's summer, winter, spring or fall — congressional districts that aren't drawn like paint splatter....