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Goines Going To DNC

Maya E. Goines, who became the Maryland Democratic Party's executive director barely four months ago, is leaving to take a position with the Democratic National Committee.

Goines took over the post in March, succeeding Derek Walker, who was on the job for 16 months, including the 2006 election, in which Democrats reclaimed the governor's office and made gains in the General Assembly.

Michael Cryor, the party's recently elected chairman, said Goines has decided to take a job as the DNC's national coordinator for African-American constituencies.

Goines previously served as senior campaign field coordinator for the Service Employees International Union.

There is no word yet on her replacement.

By John Wagner  |  July 16, 2007; 6:25 AM ET
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It really won't matter who the executive director of Maryland Democratic Party is if the Party follows the Post's ever more constant drumbeat for higher taxes. They could convince Bill Clinton to leave his wife's campaign to come to Maryland and Governor O'Malley would still be running for re-election on a platform of being a tax-increasing hero. Just two weeks after their July 5 editorial for higher taxes the paper called for all the increases again this weekend---except the a gasoline tax increase---maybe they finally realize people are upset about high gas taxes. The paper also tried to paint Treasurer Kopp and Comptroller Franchot into a tax-increasing corner. The main messages of the paper's early editorials? They want the pols to know that if they vote to raise taxes, they will receive political cover from the Post. And they want to send a message to any poor person who is fretting about tax increases that there are plenty more editorials (weekly or even daily ones) to come advocating voting against your pocketbook and for massive hikes.

Posted by: Robin Ficker of Robin Realty | July 16, 2007 11:40 AM | Report abuse

"They want the pols to know that if they vote to raise taxes, they will receive political cover from the Post."

You hit the nail on the head Robin.

Posted by: BG from PG | July 16, 2007 1:16 PM | Report abuse

I hear O'Malley is going to move Josh White over to run the party.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 16, 2007 3:26 PM | Report abuse

O'Malley is free to do whatever he intends to do; Josh White is not going to save him. Every segment of Maryland society--labor, minorities, environmentalists--feel that O'Malley has betrayed them and now sucking up to the Washington Board of Trade.

Democrats are looking for a new leader--Comptroller Franchot may fill the gap. I have heard many democrats saying never trust O'Malley.

Posted by: R. Murphy | July 16, 2007 6:00 PM | Report abuse

These comments couldn't be more one-sided if the Ehrlich family ran this blog. At this point, I just read it for laughs. Thank God REAL reporters post the news that starts these feeds. At least there's something reasonable worth reading on here.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 17, 2007 6:32 AM | Report abuse

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