Before a packed house of local political heavyweights such as Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh (R-MD) and House Minority Leader Nic Kipke (R-MD) in an event supporting Delegate Pat McDonouth’s race for Congress, Senator Ed Reilly (R-MD) pointed out that the Republican Party is at the strongest it has ever been in Maryland!
From the Governor’s Mansion in Annapolis to county courthouses in Western Maryland, Republicans hold more seats than Democrats.
Delegate Pat McDonough is hoping to add to the total in the United States Congress in his quest to knock off incumbent Dutch Ruppersberger, who has held the Second District of Maryland in the United States House of Representatives for 16 years. Over that time, McDonough notes that he has voted with Obama 92 percent of the time. That includes support for amnesty for illegal immigrants and the nuclear deal with Iran.
Like Reilly, McDonough also has a strong voting record on business matters before the Maryland General Assembly.
Senator Reilly recently received a perfect score from the Maryland Business for Responsive Government (MBRG). The MBRG, is a statewide, nonpartisan, non-profit organization. About his perfect score, Reilly stated, “As a small business owner, I am well aware of the challenges facing the private sector in Maryland. I am proud to receive a perfect score from the MBRG. I am also proud of the jobs that Governor Hogan and County Executive Schuh are doing in making Maryland and Anne Arundel County better for doing business. My constituents can rest assured that I will do everything possible to maintain my perfect record for business and economic development in District 33, in Anne Arundel County as a whole, and for the entire State of Maryland.”
It is this support for small business that can lead McDonough and other Republicans in Maryland to victory, Reilly noted in his remarks.