Yesterday, Delegate Michael Hough announced that he would be challenging Senator David Brinkley for the State Senate seat in Maryland’s Legislative District 4. The news was not a surprise as such an announcement was anticipated for weeks but it was welcome news to Maryland conservatives.
It is my privilege to announce that the editors of Red Maryland unanimously endorse and support Michael Hough for the District 4 Senate Seat and encourage our readers to do likewise.
We have known Mike Hough for years. Before being elected to the House of Delegates, Mike was a legislative aide and led the Maryland Republican Assembly whose mission was to support the election of conservative Republicans throughout the state. Mike is a dedicated movement conservative who has demonstrated both as an activist and as an elected official, a commitment to conservative principles. As a member of the House of Delegates, Mike has a solid conservative voting record, including voting against every O’Malley budget and every tax increase proposed during the O’Malley administration. Mike has unabashedly led the fight on many of the most important issues facing our state, introducing legislation to stop the implementation of Obamacare, staunchly defending life and our Second Amendment rights.
His integrity was best summed up in an interview we did with him in 2011. When asked if he was being lobbied on a controversial piece of legislation like many of his Republican colleagues he stated that he did not have many visits from lobbyists because they knew where he stood on the issues and was likely to remain steadfast in his convictions.
The newly drawn legislative District 4 is one of the most conservative in the state. I should know. I grew up there and have many family and friends who still live there. Mike is the ideal candidate to represent their values in Annapolis.
Which brings us to Senator David Brinkley. If you are a longtime reader of Red Maryland you know we have documented our concerns with Senator Brinkley through the years. Senator Brinkley has voted for five of the O’Malley budgets, approving massive increases in state spending. Despite a public call for hearings on the state’s implementation of Obamacare, Senator Brinkley voted to implement and fund the state’s healthcare exchange. Senator Brinkley also co-sponsored a bill to raise gas taxes in Frederick County.