Chris Cavey (above) filed in November to be a Republican candidate for the Senate seat in District 42. That seat is currently occupied by Democrat Senator Jim Brochin. Last month, Connie DeJuliis filed for the seat as a Democrat. Governor Martin O’Malley supports DeJuliis. Former Governor Bob Ehrlich wrote a fundraising solicitation for Cavey.
I heard yesterday that Cavey, who works full-time for the campaign of gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan, is dropping out of the senate race in District 42 and that he would officially announce this Monday. I sent Cavey an email yesterday asking him to comment on this report and never received a reply.
After I did some investigating yesterday, I discovered that there was another version of Cavey’s plans circulating in political circles. This version indicates that Cavey would stay in the race through the primary and then drop out if Brochin won the Democratic Primary, which would allow the GOP to appoint a new candidate.
I’ve also heard that other candidates are considering getting into the race now before the filing deadline. One of these candidates is apparently being pushed by Congressman Andy Harris while the other is being pushed by another elected official.
UPDATE: That was fast. Since I published the above, I received confirmation from a highly-placed source that Cavey is dropping out and that the candidate Andy Harris has recruited is an anesthesiologist named Tim Robinson.
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.