Earlier tonight, I had someone ask me what was going on with Mark Plaster, candidate in the MD GOP primary for the 3rd Congressional District, hosting a campaign event in Delaware.
After I did a quick search, I didn’t even bother to contact the Plaster campaign or anyone else, because the event information on his campaign website is pretty self-explanatory for why the event is being held in Wilmington in May.
Come meet (or remeet) Mark and Rebecca Plaster. Mark is running for US Congress in Maryland after a career as a Doctor, two tours to Iraq with the Marine Corps, and starting a now-successful publishing company out of his basement! Mark and his family spent many years in Wilmington and are returning to reconnect with friends & family, and update everyone about the campaign. Mark is the sort of man we want in Congress, and he needs your support to get him there!
The fundraiser is on May 2.
Assuming Plaster wins the April 26 MD GOP primary, he will be raising money for the general election campaign against Rep. John Sarbanes, who received a 100% rating from Planned Parenthood. If not, he’ll be helping retire his campaign debt. I assume he will win.
Plaster has been named a Young Gun by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) this cycle.
His endorsements on his website include one recognizable name, Rep. Andy Harris. The rest are mainly doctors (and a retired admiral) who knew him through his illustrious medical career. Notably, Maryland Right to Life did not endorse Plaster or his primary opponent, Thomas “Pinkston” Harris.
MD GOP & Out of State Campaign Activities
In 2014, the campaign of Charles Lollar kicked things off with a bang – driving around the state in a Lollar-branded bus with Delaware license plates on it.
Also in 2014, former former MD State Senator and MD GOP official Alex Mooney came back from West Virginia and hosted a fundraiser in Montgomery County (with Bob Ehrlich) and one in Baltimore County (with Rep. Andy Harris) for his congressional campaign, which he eventually won.
As far as Democrats go, I seem to recall an issue with Martin O’Malley raising money in New York during one of his bids for governor, but I haven’t been able to find an article backing that up yet.
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.