After I wrote my piece on Ron George’s campaign sending a letter to pro-life activists, another part of the story drew some media attention. The other bit of information revealed in the letter that got attention was Ron George’s exploration of public financing.
John Wagner of The Washington Post wrote a story on the public financing aspect of the original piece that included comments from George. Additionally, he provided some more context for the pro-life letter:
George’s interest in public financing was reported this week by the blog the Quinton Report, which cited a fundraising letter sent in recent weeks to antiabortion activists.
George, a jewelry store owner, said Tuesday that the letter was written by supporters of his and downplayed its emphasis on antiabortion issues.
“That’s not something I’m running on at all,” George said. “I’m running on the economy. I’ve been clear with people about that.”
The economy is clearly the messaging that all candidates are focusing on. However, in a Republican primary, courting various factions behind the scenes is something that goes on in every race everywhere. Stay tuned for more information on candidates and pro-life positions and actions.
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.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.