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Two Days Late

Two days after reading it here, the Sun finally gets around to reporting John Flynn’s departure (without crediting me, of course):

Party seeking new director

The Maryland Republican Party is looking for a new executive director after John Flynn resigned this week to take a job as general counsel for Americans for Prosperity, a public interest group in Washington.

Flynn became the party’s executive director in January 2007 as Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley took office after defeating former Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.

Later that year, the party reported that it was nearly broke. State GOP Chairman James Pelura said yesterday that Flynn helped rebuild the party and draw more small donations that allowed it to pay off debts.

“I was left with a lot of debt and very little fundraising ability in the way of large donors,” Pelura said. “The Republican base is excited and energized again, and John was instrumental in helping me see that through.”

I’ll let you interpret the comments that you just read regarding the state of the party for yourselves…


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