Maryland Republicans in Crisis

Nov 22, 2017

Annapolis, MD — Heading into a rough political climate for Republicans, the Maryland Republican Party is in crisis, says Maryland Democratic spokesperson Fabion Seaton.  The same fracturing we have seen in congressional Republicans and the Maryland GOP has filtered down to Republican county central committees.  A recent editorial on the failures of the Carroll County Republican Central Committee by the Carroll County Times argued that “…the divide locally somewhat mirrors that of the Republican Party in Washington right now.”

This is another bad sign for Governor Larry Hogan, who needs strong support from Maryland Republicans to overcome Democrats’ 2-to-1 voter registration advantage next year.  There have been reports that Governor Horgan is “rapidly losing support from the base” of the Republican Party and that Republican insiders are worried his “re-election is in peril…”  Hogan’s poll numbers among Republican voters have slipped markedly. On election night, one Republican Member of the House of Delegates reportedly predicted that next year will be “a bad year for Maryland Republicans.”

“After voters in Annapolis and Frederick overwhelmingly rejected the Maryland Republican Party and Governor Hogan’s policies, it’s obvious that Governor Hogan’s reelection is in peril with a divided party,” said Maryland Democratic Party spokesperson Fabion Seaton. “Maryland Democrats are energized, we are united and we are prepared to compete for every vote in every zip code in Maryland in next year’s election.”