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Robin Ficker for Montgomery County Executive Releases First Campaign Video

Boyds, MD – Robin Ficker, independent Republican nominee for Montgomery County Executive, released his first campaign video this week entitled "This Is Our Election." The video highlights his achievements as a lifetime resident of Montgomery County, including a 2008 property tax charter amendment and a 2016 charter amendment, which placed term limits on the County Council and County Executive.

The Odd Couple

Quasi-socialist Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous skipped last weekend’s Maryland Association of Counties meeting in Ocean City, one of the “must show” days on the political calendar, to be in Frederick where multi- millionaire congressional candidate David Trone was handing out campaign funds, specifically, promising that he was “…stepping up financially to work with everybody in all our races.”

Our Volunteering Experience at the GOP Booth at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

By Yin Zheng

On our first day serving at the GOP booth at the fair, my daughter encountered two little sisters. They ran by and one said, “Look, the GOP table!“  The other girl responded, “Run, they are going to kill you!” 

This is how political freedom has been taught to our children in modern times. Isn’t it true that the beauty of America is that we can have different views, and people can choose to support their chosen party to promote checks and balances for the benefit of our people and country? No wonder I had a hard time convincing my daughter to wear a volunteer t-shirt with the MCGOP logo on it.

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A Paradigm Shift in Montgomery County Politics

By Ryan Gniadek*

In Maryland at-large, the upcoming election will be the most consequential in half a century. The opportunity to re-elect a Republican governor for the first time since Theodore McKeldin in 1954, directly prior to the redistricting process no less, will have an impact far beyond Maryland. Above all, the implementation of fairly drawn congressional districts will likely give Republicans 2-3 extra seats in the House of Representatives, which could prove pivotal to maintaining future control of the House.

Brian Frosh Abuses Maryland Attorney General Office with Subpoenas of Political Opponents

By Mark Uncapher MCGOP Chairman

As Maryland’s attorney general, Brian Frosh has used his office’s investigative powers to advance his own personal, ideological agenda.  While Attorney General Frosh is certainly entitled to his own personal opinions, he abuses his office’s power by directing its considerable prosecutorial authority at specifically targeting those he disagrees with politically.

Calling All Students – Now is the Time to Volunteer for GOP Candidates!

By Sharon Cohen MCGOP Central Committee

The school year is about to start.  Over the next few weeks, families and their students will be shopping for the school supplies needed in order to be ready for the start the school year. 

Let’s add one more thing to the student list this fall:  volunteering to help a Republican candidate for office!  

Gerrymandering - Time to “Do the Right Thing”

By John Walsh Candidate for U.S. Congress, District 8

Every ten years following the national census, all of the states are required to review their congressional district maps and make adjustments, based on shifts in population and the number of representatives allocated.

In 2011, after the 2010 census, Maryland’s Democratic governor and legislature passed a law deliberately designed to create an additional Democratic seat in Congress. In order to implement the new law, Republican voters in Frederick, Carroll and Montgomery Counties were effectively disenfranchised. This partisan redistricting process is commonly referred to as “gerrymandering.”

I Will Bring Vision and Experience to the Job

By Dwight Patel Candidate for State Senate, District 20

As the Republican running in District 20 for State Senate this year, I can assure you that I have the problem-solving expertise and the persistence to address the concerns of this district. I’ve taken the Americans for Tax Reform “No New Taxes Pledge.”  I went to Montgomery Blair High School in downtown Silver Spring.  I know Silver Spring and the citizens of LD 20.  Many of them would welcome the opportunity to create a more business-friendly environment in our community.

Dr. Politics: The Art of Door Knocking

By Dwight Patel MCGOP First Vice Chairman*

Door knocking isn’t just a necessity, it is truly an art.  Door knocking is a key part of your campaign’s ground game, which also includes prescient organizations for poll coverage on election day.  I will be focusing on a few elements of door knocking that you should know about.

My mentor in 1994 – Sen. Marty Madden – advocated door knocking and told me that if you don’t go through 4 pairs of shoes by Labor Day, you aren’t knocking on enough doors.  Marty also made it a point to be consistent – Don’t tell people what you think they want to hear. When you get to a door, keep it brief and to the point.  Don’t ramble on or go overboard, and if you hit a door where they start to argue, move on.  They are keeping you from your job of hitting as many doors as possible.


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