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Cecil County Politics: ‘Robocall’ in County Exec Race Pushes Negative Message; Could Run Afoul of New State Election Regs

April 2, 2019

A CECIL TIMES Special Report A recent political “robocall,” purporting to be a poll of voter sentiment in the 2020 Cecil County Executive race, pushed negative messages about the incumbent in an apparent effort to influence listeners’ votes and potentially float trial balloons for further negative messages. But the call could run afoul of...
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Two GOP Panels File Hershey’s Name for Senate 36th Seat to End Local Process, with Gov. to Choose Hershey or Smigiel

August 30, 2013

After two weeks of political drama, two county Republican committees have sent to Gov. Martin O’Malley the name of their nominee—Del. Steve Hershey—to fill the vacant state Senate seat in Dist. 36, thus apparently ending the local process and shifting the decision to Annapolis to break a tie between Hershey and Del. Michael Smigiel....
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Posted in campaign finance, cecil county, Cecil Times, E.J. Pipkin, Elections, governor, Martin O'Malley, Michael Smigiel, politics, Republican Central Committee, Republicans, Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Gorman, Smigiel’s PAC-man, Picked by Smipkin GOP Committee for Charter Advisory Panel

May 15, 2012

No bad deed goes unrewarded, at least in Cecil County politics. A few weeks ago, Robert Gorman was slinging mud at Circuit Court Judge Keith Baynes in the primary election contest in which Gorman’s longtime political pal, Del. Michael Smigiel, was running for a judicial seat. Smigiel lost overwhelmingly but now the Smipkin political...
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Posted in campaign finance, cecil county, cecil county government, Cecil Times, county commissioner, Democrats, Elections, Michael Smigiel, politics, Republican Central Committee, Republicans, Robert Hodge, Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Cecil County Goes to the Polls: Very Low Turnout as of 3 PM

April 3, 2012

Cecil County voters went to the polls Tuesday in Democratic and Republican primary elections to select nominees for the county’s first-ever County Executive and two members of the new County Council in Districts 1 and 5. But turnout was described as “very low” by local election officials as of 3 p.m. Turnout was reported...
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Posted in cecil county, cecil county government, Cecil Times, Cecilton, chesapeake city, county commissioner, Democrats, E.J. Pipkin, Elections, Elkton, Harry Hepbron, politics, Republicans, Rising Sun, Robert Hodge, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Sen. Pipkin’s “War” on Cecil County, GOP, and Political Integrity

April 1, 2012

Commentary and Analysis At “Cecil Night” in Annapolis a few months ago. Sen. E.J. Pipkin (R-36) tried to convince some local business leaders that there really wasn’t a “Smipkin” political machine, led by him and Del. Michael Smigiel, and that they really had no interest in controlling Cecil County government. If only that were...
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Posted in Business, campaign finance, cecil county, cecil county government, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, county commissioner, E.J. Pipkin, Elections, Elkton, politics, Republican Central Committee, Robert Hodge, Uncategorized, women | 6 Comments »

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