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Old 06-23-2014, 01:02 PM
 
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SO, tomorrow is the GOP primary for governor. Any thoughts? I don't know much about the candidates.

David Craig seems like a skilled manager, but I know he is not popular with the teachers' unions.

Larry Hogan, founder of "Change Maryland," seems boring to me. Every one of his ads is boring and canned.

Ron George's ads are good, but what are his qualifications?

I like Charles Lollar, but think his chances of beating any Democrat are even worse than the other three.

I am leaning towards not voting in the primary for governor. I will, however, be voting because there are judges on the ballot for Baltimore City. The only one not appointed by O'Malley is Page Croyder, who of course is the subject of numerous negative mailings from both parties and the MSBA.
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:34 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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SO, tomorrow is the GOP primary for governor. Any thoughts? I don't know much about the candidates.

David Craig seems like a skilled manager, but I know he is not popular with the teachers' unions.

As a teacher, who cares what we think. I know I wasn't asked if I supported Brian Frosh and his ads tout support by "teachers".

Larry Hogan, founder of "Change Maryland," seems boring to me. Every one of his ads is boring and canned.

You are correct. He and Craig are likely the most competent.

Ron George's ads are good, but what are his qualifications?

Businessman and Delegate from Anne Arundel County

I like Charles Lollar, but think his chances of beating any Democrat are even worse than the other three.

If Anthony Brown wasn't running Lollar would be the emptiest suit in the primary. Brown just edges him for that.

I am leaning towards not voting in the primary for governor. I will, however, be voting because there are judges on the ballot for Baltimore City. The only one not appointed by O'Malley is Page Croyder, who of course is the subject of numerous negative mailings from both parties and the MSBA.
The reality is that if the Republicans had a real candidate s/he could win it. This is very much like the Ehrlich/kathleeen KENNEDY townsend election, a marginally popular Lt. Governor running to succeed a serial tax increasing Governor. But the Republican have no one.

The elction I'm worried about is for Attorney General, both Cardin and Frosh are gun grabbers extraordinaire and either will go after them with a vengeance. Frosh would likely get his $1/shell tax and go after any semi-automatic firearm. Cardin will go after more classes of gun, like any semi-automatics.
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:57 PM
 
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Hogan probably has the best shot, tomorrow and in November. Craig has a background as a legislator and executive but Hogan has better name recognition around the state.
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Old 06-23-2014, 03:21 PM
 
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I'm supporting Craig. At least he's been a successful political candidate.
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Old 06-23-2014, 03:31 PM
 
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I am going Craig too. He took the time to mail me a lot of lit

But seriously, his ads point out that Hogan has donated to the campaigns of folks like Glendening, and Mike Miller. I don't really need that in my GOP nominee........
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Old 06-24-2014, 03:56 AM
 
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Hmmm, Craig might have a shot after all. Did Hogan really contribute to the Glendening campaign? He must have had some particular reason for that.
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:09 AM
 
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Looks like if I do vote in the primary it will be either Craig or George.

In the general I'll vote for anyone running against Anthony Brown, i.e. O'Malley 2.0.
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:29 AM
 
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If ya'll want to win you know that your best bet would be on Lollar. He is the only GOP candidate as far as I know with a good amount of support in Central Maryland.
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Old 06-24-2014, 12:05 PM
 
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If ya'll want to win you know that your best bet would be on Lollar. He is the only GOP candidate as far as I know with a good amount of support in Central Maryland.

What, 6 voters? Lollar is the poster child for empty suit on the Republican side.
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:21 PM
 
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I mean no offensive. But honestly, if Jesus, Himself came down from Heaven and ran as the GOP candidate as Governor, he would stand no chance of winning in the People's Republic of Maryland.

Anthony Brown vs. Jesus Christ........

who do you think wins as Governor?
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