This is why we endorse these guys
If you have been reading you know that we here at RedMaryland have been endorsing good conservative Republican candidates in disputed primaries. Brian Griffiths and I attended a great event last night for Vic Bernson who gave a fantastic speech warning about squishy Republican candidates who are going only talking about conservatism because “they think that is what the voters want to hear.”
We know and our readers know that we need candidates who not only talk the talk but walk the walk. Vic Bernson is definitely one of those.
Which brings me to another perfect example of what we are doing and why we beleive it so important that conservative voters get involved early and often in these primaries.
Mike Hough is another of our endorsed candidates. Mike’s opponent in the GOP primary, Delegate Charles Jenkins, who was appointed by Governor O’Malley, has refused to sign a pledge to oppose any new tax increases. In fact, the Americans for Tax Reform have called Jenkins out for this refusal.
This is what ATR had to say:
“Maryland is at an economic crossroads, and it needs state legislators who will make a firm promise against any further tax increases,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR. “Delegate Charles Jenkins has publicly resisted calls to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, drawing a clear distinction between himself and his opponent, Michael Hough.”
With Marylanders facing the prospect of another round of massive tax increases in 2011, we need more members of the General Assembly who are committed to opposing any effort to raise taxes. Of course, this is not the first time that Charles Jenkins has been soft on the tax issue.
We simply cannot trust Charles Jenkins to oppose the Democrats efforts to raise taxes next year.
We can trust Mike Hough. Mike has shown that he not only talks the talk but walks the walk. Join us in helping him get elected.