Just between us, Sen. Barbara Mikulski shared with the Maryland delegation to the Democratic National Convention at breakfast Tuesday morning, "Tonight, I will be nominating Hillary." "I cannot tell you how touched I am," said Maryland's retiring senior senator. She is the longest serving woman ever to serve in Congress and longtime friend of Hillary Clinton. "I get choked up" just thinking about it, Mikulski said.
Bernie Sanders’ supporters in the Maryland delegation at the Democratic National Convention are following his lead in endorsing Hillary Clinton, even in the aftermath of leaked emails implicating high-level party officials in trying to influence the primary process in her favor. Plus a sidebar about DNC emails related to Maryland, and Martin O'Malley.
Three prominent Marylanders -- former NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous, Rep. Elijah Cummings, and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer -- each preached party unity as featured speakers on the first night of the Democratic National Convention Monday.
“Fear the Turtle” is the University of Maryland’s slogan for rallying support at Terrapin sports events. In Philadelphia this week, Maryland delegates to the Democratic National Convention will be using a different slogan to get them energized: “Fear The Donald!”
Moments after GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump finished his speech at the Republican National Convention Thursday night, Maryland delegates reacted with universal praise and optimism about his chances against presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
All in all it was one of Donald J. Trump's best speeches, more responsible, more specific and really just more persuasive. The question is whether any speech, however improved and moving, can take all attention away from the periodically outrageous, inconsistent and personal attacking of Donald Trump, But this speech had none of those weaknesses.
While Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence was the headliner of the third night of the GOP convention, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s refusal to endorse Donald Trump consumed the day-after conversations among the delegates from Maryland -- and every other state. An embedded video adds voices of other delegates to the mix.
It took Gov. Larry Hogan about two and half hours to drive 126 miles from Annapolis to the Tawes Crab and Clam Bake in Crisfield, and then it took him another two and half hours to go about 100 yards from where he arrived to the Bruce Bereano tent. "It was unbelievable," said the governor as he finally got to sit down and eat some fresh picked crab with crackers and cream cheese.
The major speeches at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night revealed some cardinal strengths and weaknesses of the Republican effort to win the White House. While others rose to the occasion, Ted Cruz delivered rhetorical betrayal; it was the Pearl Harbor sneak attack of speeches; it can only hurt Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.
It was the job he wanted: president of the United States. But Tuesday night, Dr. Ben Carson took the stage at Quicken Loans Arena in support of his one-time competitor, Donald Trump, as he became the Republican nominee for that very job. The message from the retired neurosurgeon was startling -- by electing presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, the United States would be choosing a person “who has as their role model somebody who acknowledges Lucifer.”
Instead of traveling to her party’s gathering where Donald Trump claimed the GOP’s presidential nomination Wednesday, Maryland House Minority Whip Kathy Szeliga decided to remain in her own state to focus on her campaign against Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Montgomery County for the open U.S. Senate seat. “I am a little sorry I couldn’t be there,” said Szeliga, who represents Baltimore County in the Maryland House of Delegates. “But I should be here (in Maryland) meeting voters.”