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september, 2015

tue8sep6:30 pm- 9:00 pmLet's Talk Politics @ Home of Nancy GriffinTUESDAY 6:30pm


Event Details


Encourage everyone to turn out for the next LTP scheduled for September 8, Tuesday Evening, 6:30PM at my home.
The level of interest and excitement for the 2016 election is at fever pitch and we must take advantage of that energy
to spread the word in our neighborhoods about the local candidates, presidential candidates as well as the need to  get
out the vote.

State  Senator Gail Bates (District 9, (Howard and Carroll Counties)
She is the only active Certified Public Accountant serving in the Maryland General Assembly. Appointed to the House of
Delegates in February 2002, elected in 2002, 2006, 2010. Elected to the State Senate 2014.  Member of the House Appropriations
 Committee from 2003-2015 (Subcommittee on Public Safety, oversight committee on pension, oversight committee on personnel); 
now a member of the Senate Education, Health and Environment Affairs Committee. Member of the Joint Audit Committee,
2011-Present.MInority Whip in the House of Delegates from 2003-2006 and 2013-2015.
Joint Committee  on Children, Youth and Families 3003-Present. Senator Bates was instrumental in the passage of this year’s 
charter school bill introduced by Governor Larry Hogan, in addition to the Governor’s bill to double the income tax exemption for
military retirement income to $10,000..

CANDIDATE FOR SENATE ,  Richard J. Douglas, a former Pentagon official is a 58-year old College Park resident served as 
Secretary of Defense under President George W. Bush and spent five years on Capitol Hill as a senior attorney to the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee and the Senate Intelligence Committee.  
Only one other Republican,Chrys Kefalas, is actively considering the race to replace retiring Senator Barbara A. Mikulski
Despite Governor Larry Hogan’s win in 2014, the contest for Senate in Maryland will be an uphill battle for the GOP next year
because Democratic turnout is expected to be higher during the presidential election.  Douglas stressed his opposition to the
Iran nuclear deal unveiled by the Obama administration, and said he would work with Hogan on the state’s economy as well
as seek to overhaul safety net and urban aid programs.He has the support of former Ambassador John Bolton

AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE,  Michael Rubin, resident scholar at AEI, senior lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate 
School’s Center for Civil-Military Relations and; a senior editor of the Middle East Quarterly. Research Areas: Terrorism, Iran,
Rogue Regimes, the Kurds, Turkey, Arab Politics, Iraq, He recently worked as lecturer in history at Yale University, Hebrew University
in Jerusalem, and three different universities in northern Iraq. He currently provides academic instruction on regional issues for
 Senior U. S. Army and Marine Officers deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan and Pakistan. He is an author of several books and believes
 every presidential candidate needs to answer questions on ISIS, global warming, and energy policy. What Obama got wrong on Iran
and what can Congress do to stave off the worst aspects of the poorly negotiated Iran agreement? Michael will share true facts about
what Congress will be discussing about the agreement and the vote that will take place the week after Lets Talk Politics.     
Please call and confirm to Nancy Griffin at 301-762-2852. Parking is available for four hours in numbered spaces despite sign
 that indicates need a parking pass.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.



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