By Dwight Patel
Okay, 2018 candidates, right now I’ll bet you’re feeling a lot like I did after I signed up to run for office in 1994 and was looking forward to some no-holds barred debates against my opponents. In fact, I had saved up some great one liners for former Del. Henry Heller, Len Teitelbaum and newcomer Andria Mandel. Del. Petzold had moved up to run for State Senate that year. (Remind me sometime to tell you a great Del. Petzold story).
By Liz Matory
When fellow Republican grassroots advocate Brigitta Mullican recently asked me if I knew anyone who wasn’t currently a candidate, who would be willing to give women advice about running for office at an upcoming event, I said I would be willing to do so. At that time, I did not intend to run for anything in 2018. In fact, I had reservations about re-entering potentially hostile territory, but I thought that my experience as a Democrat, independent and Republican candidate could be helpful for the women in our county.
By Mark Uncapher
Maryland Republican Party Chair Dirk Haire called upon Kathleen Matthews, Maryland Democratic Party Chair, to apologize to Maryland taxpayers for insulting them with her chicken-little scare tactics, “because hard-working Marylanders who struggle to pay bills deserve better than partisan political rhetoric.”
According to Democratic Comptroller Peter Franchot’s report, over two million Marylanders will receive a Federal tax cut that averages $1,741 annually. Every Maryland Democrat voted against the legislation.
By Mark Uncapher
Earlier this month, Brian Griffith broke the story in Red Maryland of “Democrats and Heroin Houses.” At issue is the favorable action of a Maryland State Senate Committee on legislation to allow so-called “Supervised Drug Consumption” facilities to “provide a place for the consumption of pre-obtained drugs, provide sterile needles, administer first aid as needed, and provide certain other services.” 
The proposed law’s protections for “pre-obtained drugs” is worth further explanation. It protects the possession of illegal drugs from prosecution.
Over the last three years,we've made incredible progress, but we're just getting started. Check out this powerful and moving video highlighting Governor Larry Hogan's first three years in office.
Some of the pictures from the 2018 MCGOP Convention held 2-3-2018.
Meet the Candidates video. If you are a candidate who is or planning to run for office in 2018. If you'd like to get a video record, please contact Dwight Patel (AKA Dr. Politics) to make an appointment to get a video made or if you have any questions about running for office. Read Dr. Politcs Columns
Candidates, if you haven’t filed yet, the filing deadline in Maryland is February 27, 2018 at 9 p.m. if you’re planning to run for office in November 2018. You can get started by going to the MD Board of Elections to begin your paperwork.
8:00 am Registration Opens
8:30 am Breakfast with Allan Kittleman, County Executive, Howard County Maryland
9:45 am District Caucuses & District Photos
10:10 am Convention Gaveled Open
10:15 am Pledge/Prayer
* Prayer – Pastor Shannon Wright
* Pledge Anne Koutsoutis