While this tweet could be interpreted to mean it has been hard to get all four candidates in one place at the same time, I see this as a thinly-veiled shot at Larry Hogan. As I’ve reported here before, Hogan has had a reputation in Republican circles for skipping debates, forums, Lincoln Day dinners, and other events always citing conflicts. One Hogan staffer told a party activist that a fundraiser would always take precedence over a Lincoln Day dinner and it appears that the same applies for other events.
Granted, conflicts arise with pre-scheduled events all the time, but I understand in multiple instances, like the recent debate at Johns Hopkins, that the Hogan camp knew well in advance with no apparent conflicts. The night of that JHU debate, Hogan was at a campaign fundraiser in Potomac. I also noted in the past that the Hogan campaign went to great lengths to conceal where he was actually going when he missed one Lincoln dinner. He ended up doing a fundraiser that night for a local candidate who has a primary.
Of course, the Craig campaign has had its share of puzzling social media behavior, both on Facebook and Twitter. I noted recently that a source close to the Craig campaign responded with “no clue” when I asked about a retweet from the campaign Twitter account that made little sense.
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.