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Posted at 4:25 PM ET, 11/18/2010

Carmen Amedori looking at Md. GOP chairmanship

By John Wagner

Thumbnail image for Amedori.jpgAnother day, another potential candidate for chairman of the Maryland Republican Party: Carmen M. Amedori, a former state delegate from Carroll County and former member of the State Parole Commission.

"I'm definitely considering it," said Amedori, who briefly joined long-shot GOP candidate Brian Murphy's gubernatorial ticket this year before backing out.

Amedori is the latest possible candidate to surface since Mary Kane, this year's running mate with former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R), said this week that she is interested in the job.

Amedori said the party needs an alternative "who is not aligned with the old order."

"We have a very poor situation where the Republican party is pretty dismal in this state," Amedori said. "It's going to take someone who's not an elitist, who's been in the trenches and gotten their hands dirty."

Amedori said she will make a final decision based in part on who else officially joins the race.

"I will not support someone who is part of the old regime."

There have been several people who have said they're interested in the post, including Eric Wargotz, who won the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, and Mike Estève, chairman of the Maryland College Republicans.

Also this week, state Sen. Alex X. Mooney (R-Frederick) said he's considering a bid.

The party's central committee is scheduled to make its pick Dec. 11.

By John Wagner  | November 18, 2010; 4:25 PM ET
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Comments

GO MOONEY!!! Drive the final stake in the heart of the Maryland GOP and send them to the land of complete irrelevance!!!

Posted by: unrest | November 18, 2010 8:38 PM | Report abuse

I like the idea of that new muppet, the Wargots, becoming the Chair. But only after he cleans up the plethora of signs he has illegally left along the state roadsides.

Posted by: nridgely | November 19, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Maryland still has a GOP?

Posted by: free-donny | November 20, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

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