Tag: Republican National Convention
Maryland’s Republican lawmakers praise long-shot congressional candidate’s controversial campaign video
Maryland’s Republican lawmakers heaped praise on GOP congressional candidate Kimberly Klacik’s recent campaign video in which she said Democrats have mismanaged Baltimore and have taken the city’s majority Black constituency for granted.Read More
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In a message to “media representatives,” the CEO of the Democratic National Convention, Stephen Kerrigan says: “Our goal is to make this the most open and accessible convention in history, and we cannot do it without you.”
Sunday, it seemed they were quite willing to do it without me and thousands of other people, as police blocked dozens of streets into downtown – they call it Uptown here — closing ramps from interstates, turning cars around.Read More
Maryland’s delegates to the convention joined the thousands gathered in the Tampa Bay Times Forum in applauding, cheering, shouting, whistling, Tweeting and posting on Facebook as Romney spoke. Delegates reacted throughout Romney’s speech, breaking into chants and waving signs in the air.Read More
Several prominent Democrats, led by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, made unexpected appearances in Tampa this week, prompting Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus to respond that Republicans aren’t fazed.
“They can do what they want, but whatever they do we can do 10 times over,” Priebus said Thursday. “What goes around comes around.”Read More
Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele capped off the Maryland delegation’s Wednesday morning breakfast at the Republican National Convention with a fiery pep talk that included criticism of the Democratic Party, as well as his fellow MSNBC contributors.
Rep. Andy Harris got the partisans going by blasting state and national Democrats as being obstructionist and too dependent on raising tax revenue to close their deficits.Read More
U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Kensington, on Wednesday became the second Maryland Democrat to show up in Tampa to challenge Republicans during their national convention.
But unlike Gov. Martin O’Malley, who spoke at a Democratic Party office across the street on Tuesday, Van Hollen went inside the security perimeter Wednesday evening.Read More
Federal taxpayers could be on the hook for more than $136 million to cover the cost of the major political parties’ presidential nominating conventions.
That’s the estimated total taxpayer tab of this week’s Republican Party National Convention in Florida, and next week’s Democratic Party National Convention in North Carolina.Read More
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley made a surprise appearance in Tampa Tuesday, criticizing Republican candidate Mitt Romney and other high-profile Republicans, leading to a quick, critical response by the state’s GOP convention delegates.Read More
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s address Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention closely followed the day’s message of “we built it.”
“Big government didn’t build America,” McDonnell said. “Small businesses don’t come out of Washington, D.C., pre-made on flatbed trucks.”Read More
As Maryland’s delegates to the Republican National Convention schmoozed with fellow convention goers at Sunday night’s welcoming party here, Brian Harlin was nowhere to be seen. In addition to serving as one of Maryland’s pledged delegates, Harlin works as the convention’s master vendor for all things Romney sold through his GOP Shoppe of Glen Burnie.Read More
A nuclear energy expert from Maryland found himself under fire from some members of the state’s Republican delegation during his Monday breakfast speech after criticizing natural gas fracking and its viability as a primary energy source.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
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