Last night on Facebook, I noticed a sponsored ad pop up in my timeline for a page called “Nic Kipke Voted for the Rain Tax.” The page has 47 likes so far and was started on April 9, 2014. There is no authority line on the page and no other indication of who might be behind it.
Kipke, the House Minority Leader, is one of eight candidates in the Republican Primary for District 31-B. Kipke and Meagan Simonaire (but not Don Dwyer) were endorsed for the 31-B seat by Maryland Right to Life last week. Other candidates in the primary include Paul Drgos, Gus Kurtz, Faith Loudon, and David Lee Therrien.
A screenshot of the page:
A screenshot of the About page:
Text from the About page:
Nic Kipke is not the conservative that he pretends to be. His personal relationship with Michael Busch has led to some very bad votes such as the RAIN TAX.
Nic Kipke wants it both ways, he is a progressive representing a very conservative district. As a result, he votes with the Speaker more than any one who claims to be conservative should. He often votes for something before he votes against it. This page seeks to shed light on these bad votes.
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.