2018 Campaign Kicks Off at Annual MCGOP Convention
By Deborah Lambert
As Montgomery County Republicans gather for their annual convention on February 2nd and 3rd, the anticipation of gearing up to reelect Maryland’s popular Governor Larry Hogan to a second term is sure to fill the halls of the Gaithersburg Hilton with positive energy.
After all, the 62nd governor of Maryland is only the 2nd Republican to fill the state’s gubernatorial slot in 50 years. After winning his battle with cancer (“I think cancer picked the wrong fight”), America’s 2nd most popular governor with a 70 percent approval rating went on to score major victories during his first term by creating a business-friendly administration that attracted 130,000 new jobs. He recently announced a $9 billion traffic relief plan for three major state highways that will reduce congestion for millions of drivers.
The upcoming county convention -- sign up here: www.mcgop.com/convention2018 -- will set the stage for the GOP’s all-important campaign to reelect Governor Hogan with messages from the current state GOP leadership, including Senator Justin Ready, Maryland RNC National Committeewoman Nicolee Ambrose and GOP State Chairman Dirk Haire.
Former Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich (2002-2006) will discuss the current political climate in Maryland during his keynote address and continue to provide his insight into how Governor Hogan and his Change Maryland team can score a resounding victory against the Democrats, even after their recent Virginia win, as the convention’s luncheon speaker at 12 noon.
Highlights of the Convention Schedule are listed below:
Friday, February 2nd
7:30 pm Hospitality Suites Open
Saturday, February 3rd
8:00 am Registration Opens
8:30 am Breakfast with Alan Cattleman (tentative)
9:30 am District Caucusing/District Photos
10:00 am Convention Gaveled Open
10:30 am Chairman’s Welcome
10:45 am Program featuring Senator Justin Ready, MDGOP Chairman Dirk Haire
and Maryland RNC Committee Nicolee Ambrose
11:25 am Governor Bob Ehrlich Tribute Video
11:30 am Governor Bob Ehrlich Keynote Address
11:55 am Candidates’ Video
12:15 pm Adjournment
12:30 pm Lunch Speaker: Governor Bob Ehrlich (2003 – 2007)
2:00 pm Activist Digital Training