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School Safety Through the Eyes of a Teacher and Emergency Management Professional

By David Wilson, Candidate for Maryland State Senate (LD 15)

The safety of so many students in our public schools is not an issue that can be resolved by soundbite solutions.  It requires an approach involving the attention of students, parents, teachers, administrators, law enforcement, mental health professionals, clergy, and legislators.


Think Tank Offers Proposal to Combat Maryland Health Care Rate Shock

By Mark Uncapher

While many Democrats still prefer to refer to Obamacare as the “Affordable Care Act” or ACA, “affordable” seems to be least appropriate way to describe what has occurred since it was signed into law eight years ago.

Many who would agree with that bleak assessment are among the more than 150,000 Marylanders who purchase health insurance on the state health exchange.  They currently face premium increases as high as 50% this coming October.


How to Strengthen Security in America’s Schools

By Jeffrey Brown, 2nd Vice Chair, MCGOP Central Committee

There is currently a lot of noise and concern over what our nation’s response should be to the continuing outbreak of school shootings. It has become a highly politicized debate, and so far, the loudest voices in the court of national public opinion are those who are in favor of more restrictive laws.


Testimony on HB 1461 -- SAFE Act aka Sanctuary State ???SAFE-Supporting All Families Everywhere???

By Pat Fenati

HB1461 - This bill, among other things, would grant state and local government officials immunity from harm caused to residents as a result of the refusal of those officials to communicate immigration status information to federal officials. Who is the state trying to protect? Who is being protected by this bill? Criminals? Why is the General Assembly not making every effort to keep my family safe? As a member of the community, protection from criminals is what I expect from the state.


Dr. Politics: Campaign Fundraising

By Dwight Patel

You can’t win a campaign just by knocking on doors, especially when you have a district of 1,000 homes or more.  You need money to pay printers, TV stations, radio stations, the webmaster, the post office and the phone company. 

The bottom line is that you need to raise money and you shouldn’t be ashamed to ask for it. If you are, you may have a fear of rejection, and if that’s the case, you may be thinking that your campaign is more about you than about the cause.  Remember that if you are running to advance a cause, everything you do is about the cause.  After all, keep in mind that you are not asking your friends, family and strangers for money for yourself -- you are asking for money so that you can go and fight for their cause, which will improve the quality of life for your constituents. If that’s not the case, then you might need to take a second look at why you are running for office.


Democrats Divided on Tax Reform Repeal

By Mark Uncapher

A growing divide has developed among Democrats over whether to campaign for the repeal of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December.

Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen, who leads the Senate Democrats’ 2018 campaign efforts, is telling his party’s candidates, including politically vulnerable senators, to showcase their continued opposition to the tax law.


Separate But Equal Elections Adopted by Democrats in Maryland

By Sharon L. Cohen, MCGOP Central Committee Member, Legislative District 15

As a female and a Republican – yes, shock and awe, there are women Republicans in Montgomery County – I cannot stop laughing at the recent decision by the Maryland Democrat Party to adopt separate but equal elections for their central committee members. Half of their central committee members must be female and the other half male, but that is not new. What is new is that during this year’s June 26 primary for 17 counties, each voter will HAVE to Vote for one or more MALES on the Male ballot and one or more FEMALES on the Female part of the ballot. A new separate but equal voting arrangement has arrived if you are a Democrat.

 


Russians in Maryland Polling Places

By Delegate Kathy Szeliga

Do you think foreign nationals should be openly invited into our polling places on Election Day? A couple of Annapolis Democrat senators do!

For all the complaints about potential foreign involvement in U.S. elections, some Maryland Democrats sure were trying to invite outside influences into our elections.


Dr. Politics: A To Do List for 2018 Candidates

By Dwight Patel

Congratulations! You guys have all filed for your respective offices, the deadlines have passed, and some of you running in Maryland are lucky enough to have no Democrat challenger.   Those of you without challengers should continue raising money.  Those with primaries should not only keep raising money, but also hit the Republican speaking circuits.  Those with just a Democrat challenger should keep in mind that this is a marathon, not a sprint.  You have 244 days to Election Day. 


Central Committee Vacancies

The Montgomery County GOP is accepting applications to fill vacancies on the Montgomery County Republican Central Committee for Legislative District 16 and Legislative District 20.


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