Former Frederick GOP candidate takes MD GOP to task


Katie Nash, who lost her race in Frederick City elections last week writes in a Letter to the Editor in the Frederick News-Post:

I lost my first election. I freely admit there are things I could have done differently. I could have raised more money, mailed more mail, missed more bedtimes at home. I was a Republican candidate running in a Democratic city, yet the conversations I had with voters as a Republican worth consideration were incredibly positive. Despite the partisan drama unfolding in D.C., you gave me a chance. I ask you now to believe that this robocall fiasco is our past — not our future.

When the article surfaced regarding Alderwoman-elect Donna Kuzemchak’s personal finances on May 15, I immediately sent her a message denouncing any potential attack. To most of us, it’s obvious that personally attacking another human being is hateful. Remember — the candidate wasn’t attacked on her record as a previous alderman or a position she had taken as a candidate, but rather on her personal life. Yet I was familiar with the ways of the past.

Attacking one’s personal life is distasteful and consistently turns voters off. So why do “they” do it? Why does the executive director of the Maryland Republican Party endorse such tactics and, when questioned, persist in lobbing insults and negativity? Simple: it is what they know and is business as usual.

I wrote about the robocalls initially on election night and again after the election. Things got more complicated from there, so I would recommend reading all of the updates in a Red Maryland post on the topic.

Jeff Quinton

Jeff Quinton

Jeff Quinton is an award-winning blogger who has been aggregating and blogging since 1998. He has worked as a reporter, in government, and as a communications professional in Columbia, SC and Washington, DC.

Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.

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