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Maryland Politics: August 31, 2008 - September 6, 2008

From the Floor: Overwhelming Experience

Sam White was a Maryland alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention who blogged from Minneapolis-St. Paul for Maryland Moment. He is from Odenton in Anne Arundel County. I really would like to say that this has been an...

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 5, 2008; 6:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Md. GOP: Fired Up, Ready to Travel

Maryland delegates are leaving the Republican National Convention fired up, but some acknowledged their greatest value in coming weeks could be providing help in states, including Virginia, where polls suggest a closer race. "Three points in Maryland isn't as important...

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 5, 2008; 9:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2008 Elections , At the 2008 Conventions , John Wagner  
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Pr. Geo.'s Unions: Johnson's Wasting Money

A rift between Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson and the unions representing county public safety agencies is deepening. Last week, a coalition of five unions filed a series of public information requests with the county, seeking answers that...

By Rosalind Helderman  |  September 4, 2008; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Prince George's County , Rosalind Helderman  
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From the Floor: Historic Evening

Sam White is a Maryland alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention, who will be blogging from Minneapolis-St. Paul for Maryland Moment. He is from Odenton in Anne Arundel County. Last night we all gathered in the Xcel Energy...

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 4, 2008; 1:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  2008 Elections , At the 2008 Conventions  
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Huckabee Revs Up Marylanders

The Maryland delegation was treated to a breakfast speech this morning from former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R), who, like most others in the room, appeared to still be on a high from last night's speech by GOP vice presidential...

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 4, 2008; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  At the 2008 Conventions , John Wagner  
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'Drill, Baby, Drill'

ST. PAUL -- Michael S. Steele, Maryland's former lieutenant governor, fired up the Republican convention Wednesday night with a 10-minute speech that touted Sen. John McCain's character and judgment and suggested he would bring about change on issues important to...

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 4, 2008; 9:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  At the 2008 Conventions , John Wagner  
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From the Floor: Online and On Camera

Sam White is a Maryland alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention, who will be blogging from Minneapolis-St. Paul for Maryland Moment. He is from Odenton in Anne Arundel County. Sam participated in a washingtonpost.com live online discussion from...

By washingtonpost.com  |  September 3, 2008; 3:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
 
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From the Floor: Full House

Sam White is a Maryland alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention, who will be blogging from Minneapolis-St. Paul for Maryland Moment. He is from Odenton in Anne Arundel County. I just got back from the [washingtonpost.com] online chat....

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 3, 2008; 2:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Md. GOP Trolls for Speaker, Gets a Big Name

Maryland Republicans were without a featured speaker for their breakfast this morning, so delegation leader Don Murphy starting trolling. By 5 a.m., Murphy had arrived at the St. Paul restaurant from which MSNBC's "Morning Joe" is being broadcast this week....

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 3, 2008; 12:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  At the 2008 Conventions , John Wagner  
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From the Floor: High Energy

Sam White is a Maryland alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention, who will be blogging from Minneapolis-St. Paul for Maryland Moment. He is from Odenton in Anne Arundel County. Wow!!! That is all that I can say about...

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 3, 2008; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Heavy-hitters Speak to Md. Republicans

ST. PAUL -- Even leaders of the Maryland delegation seemed taken aback by the starpower of the speakers at their breakfast meeting this morning. Those who came by to talk to Republicans from the heavily Democratic, relatively small state included...

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 2, 2008; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  At the 2008 Conventions , John Wagner  
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Gilchrest Endorses Democrat in 1st District

Republican congressman Wayne T. Gilchrest broke ranks with his party yesterday and endorsed Democrat Frank Kratovil as the candidate he thinks should replace him in Congress in the 1st District. The endorsement came about seven months after Gilchrest lost a...

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 2, 2008; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  2008 Elections  
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From the Floor: Denver Reflections

Katina Rojas Joy was a Maryland alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention who blogged for Maryland Moment from Denver. She is from Prince George's County. I am back home and have recovered from the convention. I've managed to...

By washingtonpost.com  |  September 1, 2008; 10:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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From the Floor: Day One

Sam White is a Maryland alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention, who will be blogging from Minneapolis-St. Paul for Maryland Moment. He is from Odenton in Anne Arundel County. The first day is over at the convention and...

By washingtonpost.com  |  September 1, 2008; 8:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Md., Va. Delegates Go to the Circus

ST. PAUL -- Dominion Resources, the energy company, treated the Virginia and Maryland delegations to a lunch-time circus performance today that included acrobatics and fire juggling. The event was put on by Circus Juventas, a non-profit organization in St. Paul...

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 1, 2008; 4:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  At the 2008 Conventions  
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From the Floor: From Fallujah to St. Paul

Sam White is a Maryland alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention, who will be blogging from Minneapolis-St. Paul for Maryland Moment. He is from Odenton in Anne Arundel County. I just left the delegation breakfast where we were...

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 1, 2008; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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From the Floor: Arrival in Twin Cities

Sam White is a Maryland alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention, who will be blogging from Minneapolis-St. Paul for Maryland Moment. He is from Odenton in Anne Arundel County. The last time we talked, I was in Atlanta...

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 1, 2008; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  At the 2008 Conventions  
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Md. GOP Delegate Once Represented Obama

One Maryland delegate to the Republican National Convention was reminiscing yesterday morning about past ties to the presidential nominee -- of the Democratic party. As a member of the Hawaii legislature in the 1970s, Anne Arundel County Executive John R....

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 1, 2008; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2008 Elections , At the 2008 Conventions , John Wagner  
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Palin Choice Popular in Md. GOP Delegation

ST. PAUL -- The tone at a Maryland delegation breakfast this morning seemed dialed back, in keeping with the spirit of today's GOP convention. But several speakers sang the praises of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), the recently named running...

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 1, 2008; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2008 Elections , At the 2008 Conventions , John Wagner  
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Md. GOP's Pelura: "We don't need a party"

ST. PAUL -- James Pelura, chairman of the Maryland Republicans, praised his party's decision this afternoon to pare down opening-day activities of its convention in response to Hurricane Gustav. "Republicans are so enthused with our nominee, and really enthused with...

By John Wagner  |  August 31, 2008; 5:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  At the 2008 Conventions , John Wagner  
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From the Floor: In Transit

Sam White is a Maryland alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention, who will be blogging from Minneapolis-St. Paul for Maryland Moment. He is from Odenton in Anne Arundel County. I really feel it incumbent upon myself to take...

By Anne Bartlett  |  August 31, 2008; 11:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  At the 2008 Conventions  
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