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Candidates' Forum: Civility and Cliff's Notes for Cecil County Issues

August 5, 2010

  The first local candidates’ forum this week highlighted several hot-button Cecil County issues, and personalities, but the 100 or so people who attended the “Cecil County Patriots” forum for Republican county commissioner candidates heard some thoughtful observations,  politely expressed, as well as the (we admit it) headline-grabbing political outburst by one candidate.    As...
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Posted in Blogs, Business, cecil county, county commissioner, E.J. Pipkin, education, Elections, Harry Hepbron, Michael Smigiel, politics, Republicans, Tea Party, Ted Kolodzey | 5 Comments »

As the GOP Central Committee Turns: New Drama Unfolds Online

August 2, 2010

  What is rapidly becoming our favorite local soap opera, “As the Republican Central Committee Contest Turns, ” unveiled a new installment online, with the Facebook announcement of a unified “ticket” led by Young Republicans (AKA “Republicans of Cecil,” AKA the Smigiel-Pipkin team) seeking to take over the nine seats on the GOP Central Committee...
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Posted in Blogs, cecil county, Cecil Government, county commissioner, E.J. Pipkin, Elections, Michael Smigiel, politics, Republican Central Committee | 3 Comments »

36th Delegate Seat: With GOP Friends Like This, Who Needs Democrats?

July 28, 2010

   Queen Anne’s County Democrats have taken a pass on fielding a candidate for that county’s resident Delegate in the 36th District but incumbent Republican Richard Sossi got a last-minute challenge from an unexpected source: the former campaign treasurer for fellow 36th District Republican Sen. E.J. Pipkin’s failed race for Congress two years ago....
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Posted in andy harris, Business, cecil county, Cecil Government, county commissioner, E.J. Pipkin, Elections, Michael Smigiel, politics, Richard Sossi | No Comments »

36th Senate: Democratic Dances with Pipkin

July 9, 2010

 Comparing the two Democrats who have filed to run against incumbent Republican Sen. E.J. Pipkin in the 36th District Senate race is like comparing the 1960’s Bristol Stomp to a courtly minuet, or the classic English “contra dancing” performed professionally by one of the candidates.   Former Elkton Mayor Robert Alt gets right to the point: “I...
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Posted in andy harris, Business, cecil county, Cecil Government, county commissioner, E.J. Pipkin, Elections, Michael Smigiel, Peter Franchot, politics | No Comments »

Breaking News: Janusz Files Against Del. Rudolph, Broomell Resurfaces

July 6, 2010

   Democrat Joe Janusz filed Tuesday to challenge veteran incumbent Del. David Rudolph in the Democratic primary for the Dist. 34B seat, embarking on what some political observers from both parties characterize as a political suicide mission.    Janusz had initially filed for the Third District County Commissioner seat currently held by fellow Democrat...
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Posted in cecil county, county commissioner, E.J. Pipkin, Elections, Michael Smigiel, politics, women | 3 Comments »

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