Tag: Alex Mooney
The preparations for this weekend’s Maryland Republican Convention are in place. The firing squad for the party leaders has been forming its circle, armed with hot-air popguns. The lynch mob for party chairman Alex Mooney has bought a bungee cord.
All is normal for a party that has control of local government in half of Maryland’s counties, but gets routinely clobbered at the statewide level. The snarky sniping and angry grumbling are fairly routine. Senate nominee Dan Bongino has some ideas for fixing the party.Read More
TAMPA, FLA. – Maryland delegates continued to arrive in Tampa Sunday afternoon as Tropical Storm Isaac brewed overhead and Republican National Convention officials scrambled to trim the four-day program down to three.
Despite shifts in speakers and events, delegates said they are flexible and eager to achieve their main goal: nominating Mitt Romney and preparing for the fall campaign.Read More
State Republican Party Chairman Alex Mooney is now working part time on the staff of U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett as community outreach director. “It’s part time because I’m staying on as party chairman,” said Mooney, who was elected to the unpaid party post last year. ||“Dump Dutch” or “Ditch Dutch” — Republican state Sen. Nancy Jacobs isn’t sure which is the better slogan for her campaign to unseat five-term Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger.Read More
The torrent of comment on the Supreme Court decision to uphold most of the Affordable Care Act fell predictably along party and ideological lines: Democrats and progressives were exulting; Republicans and conservatives were disgusted, except for the ruling that the individual mandate was a tax. It will take several days to digest the full implications, but here are lightly edited versions of over two dozen Maryland reactions.Read More
Republicans hoping to overturn Maryland’s gerrymandered congressional districts are sounding desperate to collect enough by the deadline at midnight Saturday.
They say they need to collect 7,000 signatures to be on the safe side to put the redistricting map on the ballot with a total of 55,736 valid signings.Read More
Republicans and minority groups upset with new lines drawn for congressional districts are starting a petition drive to put the maps on the ballot in November. Newt Gingrich visits Annapolis. The Senate rejects a study for a third bay bridge.Read More
In two more surprises in the race for the redrawn 6th Congressional District, state GOP Chairman Alex Mooney said Tuesday he won’t challenge Republican Congressman Roscoe Bartlett, but freshman Del. Kathy Afzali of Frederick said she will, pitting her against the state senator from her own district, David Brinkley.Read More
With the filing deadline tomorrow at 9 p.m., state GOP Chairman Alex Mooney Tuesday morning is planning to announce whether he will challenge 10-term Republican Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, a man for whom he once worked on Capitol Hill.Read More
With the filing deadline for Congress a week away, two state Senate Republican leaders — David Brinkley and Nancy Jacobs — are poised to challenge incumbent congressmen, while the state GOP chairman remains unsure.Read More
Rep. Roscoe Bartlett hasn’t announced his retirement yet, but other Republicans are sure acting like he’s going to.
His longtime chief of staff Bud Otis just quit after several weeks of testing the waters in the race. Wednesday evening, state GOP Chairman Alex Mooney filed an exploratory committee to look at replacing the congressman he once worked for. Sen. David Brinkley of Frederick quickly followed suit Thursday. And the federal judge handling the lawsuit challenging the whole redistricting plan is suggesting the court may need to change the primary election date.Read More
Nine Maryland citizens will file a joint lawsuit in federal court Thursday charging the state with numerous civil rights violations that occurred as a result of last month’s congressional redistricting, according to Radamese Cabrera, a spokesman for Fannie Lou Hamer – Political Action Committee – an African American voting rights group.Read More
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