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MD GOP Executive Director David Ferguson Out

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

David Ferguson is out as the Executive Director for the Maryland GOP. Here is a copy of an email from Diana Waterman to all Executive Committee members.

Dear Executive Committee Member:

David Ferguson is no longer working as Executive Director of the Maryland Republican Party. We thank Mr. Ferguson for his twenty-one months of service to the Party and wish him the best in the future. Del. Justin Ready, who has been working closely with the Party on our Pathfinder’s Program and candidate recruitment, will be assisting me and the rest of the Board in the coming days. We will be conducting a search to fill this position quickly. Interested parties may submit their resume to info@mdgop.org

The Annapolis Pathfinders training schedule for this Saturday will still be taking place.

Thank you,
Diana

Diana Waterman
Chairman, Maryland Republican Party

Jeff Quinton, of the QuintonReport, is reporting that on Monday Ferguson left in a huff. According to multiple sources of Quinton’s, Ferguson threw his office belongings out of the window, stormed into a meeting Diana Waterman was having and told her he was leaving. She was heard coming out of the conference room saying “What the hell just happened?” and found that Ferguson’s office was cleared out.

Ferguson also is Principal at Ferguson & Associates, which is a marketing, advertising, and public relations firm.

Regret Your Obama Vote? Get the Obama Bumper Sticker Removal Kit

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Did you experience voter regret after voting Obama/Biden into office? Well you can’t take back your vote, but you can at least remove the embarassment of having the Obama/Biden bumper sticker on your car. Watch this ad, and order your Obama Bumper Sticker Removal Kit.

I know this video has been around for a little while, but 2.6 Million views later, it is still funny.

MD Senator E.J. Pipkin To Resign 8/12

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Maryland Senator E.J. Pipkin will officially resign on August 12th, 2013. He plans to move his family to Texas, where he will be pursuing a Masters Degree in Sport Management at Southern Methodist University. In a statement he wanted to resign now to offer time to his replacement to serve in office, and then run for reelection.

Here is a portion of his statement:

One’s responsibilities to family and oneself often change the direction of life. So, it is with regret that I am resigning as Senator from District 36. My last day will be Monday, August 12, 2013. I will carry with me both the bitter and the sweet memories of the past eleven years. My family will be moving to Texas, where I will pursue studies at Southern Methodist University for a Masters of Science in Sport Management.

I chose to resign now, rather than serve out my term, which ends in January 2015, in order to give the Republican who fills the 36th District Senate seat the advantage of serving the people until he or she runs for re-election.

Senator Pipkin frequently sparred with Senate President Mike Miller. The Washington Post reports that Senator Miller wishes him “nothing but success in the future. Senator Pipkin had a strong work ethic, was knowledgeable on the issues and served his constituents well.”

Now the question is, who will replace Senator Pipkin? The most obvious first speculation would be fellow District 36 representative Delegate Mike Smigiel. Delegate Smigiel, whom I had the pleasure to meet earlier this year, is a strong conservative candidate who has served Caroline, Cecil, Kent, and Queen Anne’s counties well since 2002. Yes, District 36 is spread across 4 counties. If Delegate Smigiel replaces Senator Pipkin, who would replace Delegate Smigiel? Will anyone else vie for Senator Pipkin’s seat?

Sources:
Senator E.J. Pipkin Press Release
Washington Post

2016 Elections

Primary - 4/5/2016
General - 11/8/2016

Races to Watch

U.S. Senate

Barbara Mikulski (D) is retiring.

Top (D) Candidates
Donna Edwards
Chris Van Hollen

All 8 House Seats are up for election.

Current Representatives
1st - Andy Harris (R)

2nd - Dutch Reppersberger (D)

3rd - John Sarbanes (D)
Top candidates Dr. Mark Plaster (R).

4th - Donna Edwards (D) - running for Senate
Top candidates Anthony Brown (D), Glenn Ivey (D), George McDermott (?)

5th - Steny Hoyer (D)

6th - John Delaney (D) - may run for Senate
Top (R) candidates David Vogt (R), Kathy Afzali (R), Neil Parrott (R), Mike McKay (R).

7th - Elijah Cummings (D) - may run for Senate
Top candidates Calvin Ball (D), Corrogan Vaughn (R).

8th - Chris Van Hollen (D) - running for Senate
Top (D) candidates Kumar Barve, Valerie Ervin, Kathleen Mattews, Jamie Raskin
Top (R) candidates Frank Howard - potential