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MD Republican Party Convention

Posted by Ed C on Saturday, December 2, 2006

Both the Washington Times (Steele takes active role in Maryland politics, eyes 2010) and the Baltimore Sun (GOP’s next step is focus of caucus) cover the Maryland Republican convention that is being held today in Annapolis.

Later today we should know who is going to replace outgoing party Chairman John Kane. It looks like the Chairman’s race is between two candidates:

  • Jim Pelura, an Anne Arundel County veterinarian
  • John White, Anne Arundel businessman and 2006 Congressional candidate

I believe that either candidate will be a good choce as we regroup and gear up for 2008 and 2010. Hopefully one of our Republican representatives in Annapolis or Howard County Central Committee members will drop us a line with a recap of the event (hint, hint.)

For the good news, it looks like Michael Steele is going to stay active in Maryland politics, from the Washington Times:

“I’m just trying to make sure our party gets back on its feet and stands tall,” Mr. Steele told The Washington Times. “If we don’t do the groundwork now and pull ourselves up, 2010 won’t matter and 2008 won’t matter, either.”

I hope he runs.

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4 Responses to “MD Republican Party Convention”

  1. Jim Pelura is the new chairman

  2. Steve Fine said

    So do I.

  3. treehugger said

    I think the Gov. gave a great speech at the Convention. He highlighted that it is not time to whine or live in the past, its time to get the grassroot effort working in Maryland.Howard county needs to start working on voter registration and building the precient program I think it would be great to see Mark J. in that position. Hint Hint.

  4. Eye-on-the-ball said

    Michael Steele is clearly plotting to run for Governor after listening to his comments at the convention. Does this mean Ehrlich will run for Senate in 2010 (it seems more and more likely)?

    White was trashtalking the party and lost as a result of it. Pelura won hands-down. Pope backed down to remain national committeeman.

    The rest of the votes went as follows
    1st Vice Chairman: Chris Cavey (unopposed)
    2nd Vice Chairman: Chuck Gast (unopposed)
    3rd Vice Chairman: Michael Geppi (three-way race)
    Treasurer: Chris Rosenthal (two-way race)
    Secretary: Rex Reed (two-way race)

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