WBAL Radio’s Jimmy Mathis hosted the live debate earlier this morning. All four candidates were actually there for a change. You can click here to listen to it or listen to the embedded clip at the bottom of this post.
The Baltimore Sun reported on the debate already.
An excerpt from that story:
“I’m really concerned we’re way off track and heading in the wrong direction,” Hogan said. “People out there really see a huge disconnect between Annapolis and the rest of Maryland.”
Each of the candidates criticized Maryland’s law requiring applicants to show “good and substantial reason” that they need a concealed-carry license. Critics say Maryland unnecessarily restricts the right to carry firearms.
“You can get a bumper sticker: ‘Craig for concealed carry,’ ” Craig said.
“Yes, I am for a full repeal,” George said. “I am a lifetime NRA member.”
Each candidate said they disagreed with the 2013 repeal of the state’s death penalty. Nobody has been put to death in Maryland since 2006 because of a de facto moratorium imposed before the repeal was passed by the state legislature and signed by O’Malley.
“No, it wasn’t the right thing,” Lollar said of the repeal. “We took a very important tool away from police officers and law enforcement agencies.”
Said Craig: “It would have been much better to eliminate the death tax than the death penalty.
You can also listen to the debate here:
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.