Chris Connelly of WYPR interviewed me late last week for a story that aired Friday 5/30 about Larry Hogan. I will point out some of the other things I told him in a moment, since there never is enough room in a story for any reporter to use everything they get.
Here’s what made it into the story:
But conservative blogger Jeff Quinton says Hogan has yet to fully flesh out his policy ideas.
“A lot of people have criticized him for the fact that he identifies the problems that need to be fixed in Maryland,” Quinton says, “but he hasn’t really put forward many specifics about how he would go about fixing them.”
Quinton says Hogan has upset some of the party faithful by skipping candidate forums, events where he says Hogan could have shown party activists how his ideas compare to the other Republican candidates running on conservative economic issues. “People feel like they’re getting a pig in a poke and they don’t know what they’re voting for in some cases.”
Some other things I was asked about that ended up on the proverbial cutting room floor that I wanted to highlight:
- I predicted Hogan wins the primary and then goes on to lose in November.
- I also discussed the notion that Hogan is focusing on a media campaign and not a true grassroots campaign.
- I also discussed the problems of other candidates.
I’ll return you now back to me not blogging about MD GOP politics.
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.