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Dr. Politics: How to Develop Your Web Presence

By Dwight Patel

It is very important for candidates to have dynamic interactive websites.  Nearly two-thirds of US adults use social media, and for many, it is the first source for news and information gathering. Online ads not only put campaigns in a position of power by bolstering efforts, but also provide an easy way to communicate relevant news and messaging to an increasingly captive audience.

Your website and social media presence need to be interactive.  Don’t rely on pages of text and a few pictures.  Don’t be afraid to use videos, especially on social media, like Facebook and Twitter.  Social media platforms allow for voters to experience a deeper level of connectivity with a campaign, and every post, tweet, and policy stance is scrutinized by the world. 


Maryland Public Policy Institute Says State Pension Fund Overpaying $8.8 Billion in Fees

By Mark Uncapher MCGOP Chairman

Maryland state pension managers lost out on nearly $9 billion in income over the past decade by paying higher-than-average investment fees to Wall Street managers in exchange for lower-than-average investment returns, according to a new report from the Maryland Public Policy Institute. The findings call into question the value of Maryland State Retirement & Pension System (MSRPS) relying on Wall Street investment advice.

The in-depth analysis also compared pension investment performance across 33 states with fiscal years that ended on June 30, 2017. The remaining 17 states had different year-ends or provided inadequate information. The full report with calculations and methodologies can be found at mdpolicy.org.[1]

 

 


On Welcoming George Allen to Montgomery County’s Lincoln Dinner

By MCGOP Chairman, Mark Uncapher, MCGOP Chairman

This year we are especially pleased to hear at our Montgomery County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner from George Allen, the former governor of and Senator from Virginia.

We Marylanders enjoy a very healthy competition with business-friendly Virginia.  Our two states’ proximity to each other within the Washington Metropolitan area has provided a useful testbed to the impact that competing economic policies can have on job creation.  Maryland has too often allowed itself to be on the losing side of that competition. For the past several decades, both jobs and population within the Washington metropolitan area have shifted to the west side of the Potomac River.


“Peace through Strength” Links Syria to Maryland

By Amie Hoeber, Candidate, U.S. House of Representatives, MD District 6

Syria and its on-going civil war may seem a long way from Maryland. And while pictures of children and adults suffering from the aftermath of the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons are heart-wrenching, our President and Allies have responded with appropriate force. So, what more is to be done?


How Republicans Can Win in Montgomery County

By Ed Amatetti, Republican Candidate for County Council, District 2

email Ed Amatetti   or call 301.728.6505

I am running as a Republican candidate for County Council in Montgomery County, Maryland. It is no secret that Montgomery County is a tough nut to crack for Republican candidates, from the presidential to the most local of elections.  


Final Thoughts – Goodbye, Mrs. Bush 41

By Dwight Patel, 1stVice Chairman, MCGOP

On behalf of the entire Montgomery County MD Central Committee, I’d like to express my deepest sympathy to President Bush and his family.


The Fleecing of Montgomery County Residents

By J. Alexandra Tuttle, MCGOP Central Cmte, LD 18

Attention Montgomery County taxpayers!  “They” are at it again -Your Montgomery County Council, which already struggles with a spending problem, is getting ready to fleece you for about $373,957 to provide for Legal Representation for Residents Detained for Deportation Proceedings, in a special appropriation to the budget for FY 2018.   A hearing is set for May 1, 2018, at 1:30 pm, scroll down to May 1 to sign up to:  testify


Dr. Politics – 30 Second Sound Bites

By Dwight Patel, 1st Vice Chair, MCGOP

Many people say we live in an ADD nation that only has an attention span of 30 seconds. True or not, as a candidate, you need to be able to craft your message to a potential voter in 30 seconds.  


From the Lens of a Campus Conservative, How the GOP can Recapture the Millennial Vote in 2018

By Nick Braughton, College Republican UMD*

College campuses are at the forefront of the battle for control of the national political dialogue for the next several decades, and so far, conservatives are losing the war. The number of campus Democrats is continuing to grow as left-wing administrators and faculty members foster an environment that promotes liberal left ideology.


Board of Elections Needs Election Workers And Student Volunteers for the "Future Vote" Progra

  • The Montgomery County Board of Elections is seeking registered voters to serve as election workers at polling places for the Gubernatorial Primary Election to be held on June 26, 2018. Learn More

 

  • School-age students, grades 6-12, are needed to participate in the “Future Vote” Program students 16 years old or older are eligible to register to vote and serve as election workers.  Student Service Learning (SSL) credits and/or stipiend for eligible students.  Learn More

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