Posts Tagged ‘ Republican Central Committee ’

Franchot to Run Again for State Comptroller in 2014; Move May Limit Pipkin Options

December 11, 2012

Analysis Democrat Peter Franchot will not seek his party’s nomination for governor in 2014 and instead will seek re-election to his current post as Maryland Comptroller—a move that could limit potential political options for state Sen. E.J. Pipkin (R-36) of Elkton. In an email to supporters Tuesday, Franchot said, “It is no secret that...
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Posted in Business, campaign finance, cecil county, cecil county government, E.J. Pipkin, Elections, Elkton, Michael Smigiel, Peter Franchot, politics, Republican Central Committee, Republicans, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Smipkin Pals, Seeking Cecil County Council Seat, Linked to PACs $ Sleaze Against Fellow Republicans

December 10, 2012

Two candidates for a vacant Cecil County Council seat, seeking endorsement from the Smipkin-controlled Republican Central Committee, are linked to Political Action Committee (PAC) financing of a smear campaign against fellow Republican Judge Keith Baynes, who resoundingly defeated Del. Michael Smigiel in the April primary for a court seat. But one of their PAC’s...
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Posted in campaign finance, cecil county, cecil county government, Cecil Times, county commissioner, E.J. Pipkin, Elections, Elkton, Michael Smigiel, politics, real estate, Republican Central Committee, Republicans, Robert Hodge, Uncategorized, women | 18 Comments »

Cecil County Exec-elect Moore Changes Party from GOP to Unaffiliated; Move Blocks Smipkins from Filling her Council Seat

November 29, 2012

In a bold move to launch her administration as County Executive without the partisan warfare that has stymied Cecil County government for the past two years, Tari Moore changed her political party affiliation on Thursday from Republican to Unaffiliated—a move that will block the Smipkin political faction from controlling who will fill her soon...
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Posted in Business, campaign finance, cecil county, cecil county government, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, county commissioner, Elections, Elkton, Michael Smigiel, politics, Rebecca Demmler, Republican Central Committee, Republicans, Robert Hodge, Uncategorized, women | 69 Comments »

A Modest Cecil County Proposal: Moore Could “Unaffiliate” from GOP, Briefly, to Bar Smipkin Pick of New County Council Member

November 15, 2012

Analysis/Commentary It was a bipartisan or multi-partisan vote that made Tari Moore Cecil County’s first-ever County Executive in the November election. But the choice of her replacement on the new County Council is now primarily in the hands of a highly partisan group—the local Republican Central Committee controlled by the Smipkin political organization that...
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Posted in cecil county, cecil county government, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, county commissioner, Democrats, Elections, Elkton, Michael Smigiel, politics, Rebecca Demmler, Republican Central Committee, Republicans, Robert Hodge, Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

Cecil County Commish Do Charter Cha-Cha On Funds for Transition to New Form of Government

June 26, 2012

The Cecil County commissioners had a dance party Tuesday, performing their version of the Charter Cha Cha as they tried out different steps before deciding to abandon the dance altogether. After tossing around various numbers, the usual 3-2 majority decided that no money should be set aside as a contingency for unforeseen expenses in...
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