I knew the Vogt campaign must have been almost ready to fold after I heard in recent weeks that Bud Otis no longer worked for the campaign and was reportedly running for County Council. Then tonight, I found out how bad that situation really was. In case you missed it (I have been distracted with family matters over the past couple of weeks so I haven’t been as tuned in lately), David Vogt made the following post on Facebook this morning:
After spending much time discussing with friends, family, and supporters, I have decided to withdraw from the Republican primary in the Sixth District. I have traveled all over this district in the past several months, and I have spoken with countless Marylanders who have been adversely affected by a failed Big Government agenda. I wish Dan Bongino the best of luck in his fight to restore conservative principles to Western Maryland.
Although I am withdrawing from this race, I remain committed to our community, our state, and our nation. The fight for liberty and the advancement of the American Dream is never finished, and it must be fought for on every level.
I am truly honored to have had all of your support during this campaign, and we couldn’t have made it this far without you. Like always, please let me know if there is anything I can do for you and your family.
Sincerely and Semper Fidelis,
Dan Bongino also issued a statement in response to Vogt’s departure from the race:
The Bongino for Congress campaign wishes David Vogt the best in his future endeavors. In a statement this morning, Dan Bongino said, “It has been an honor to campaign alongside David for the Republican nomination for Congress in Maryland’s Sixth District. It is refreshing to know that in a state where the Republican Party has had some difficulties gaining traction that there is a growing bench of qualified candidates, such as David, ready to serve.”
Bongino continues, “David Vogt’s distinguished record of service to this country while serving in the Marine Corps and his dedication to numerous charitable causes are both hallmarks of his outstanding character and his determination to be part of a better tomorrow. I look forward to cooperating with David in the effort to bring political balance back to the great state of Maryland.”
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.