Tomorrow morning (from 7:47-9:00 a.m.), there will be a debate between GOP gubernatorial candidates David Craig and Larry Hogan at a breakfast meeting sponsored by the Greater Baltimore Economic Forum (GBEF.) It will take place in Lutherville at the Five Farms Clubhouse of the Baltimore Country Club. Tickets ($48-$65) appear to still be available.
Larry Hogan actually showing for a debate may be the real news item here. Hogan missed a candidate forum tonight in Anne Arundel County that included Craig, Ron George, Charles Lollar, and Brian Vaeth. Alex Jackson live-tweeted that forum.
Hogan was in Hunt Valley attending the anniversary dinner of the Hibernian Society of Baltimore. Former Gov. Bob Ehrlich reportedly never missed this black-tie affair.
— Alex Jackson (@thealexjackson) March 13, 2014
Aside from the cost, the event Friday morning leaves out everyone but Craig and Hogan. It is closed to the media and no cell phones are allowed as part of a long-standing country club policy. Stay tuned tomorrow for a report on anything noteworthy that is said during the debate.
From a GBEF email about the event:
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.