The First Win of the Primary Election Cycle
Conservative Republicans have already claimed the first victory in the 2016 Primary Season, the Cecil Whig reports:
Cecil County Executive Tari Moore announced Wednesday morning that she will not seek a second term as county executive, clearing the path for new leadership in 2016.
“After a great deal of thought and prayer, I know clearly God has a different direction intended for me after 2016,” Moore said. “Although I’m not sure what that path will be at this time, I’m excited for what is in store.”
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Her timing opens the door for other candidates to jump into the race.
This of course is fantastic news for the Republican Party. Tari Moore, of course, is infamous for the way the she turned her back on conservatives and the Republican Party on multiple occasions.
First, of course, was when she left the party not long after her 2012 election as County Executive, done in a way as to operate outside the bounds of the new Cecil County Charter and outside the realm of common decency. This launched a year-long drama within Cecil County Government, a lawsuit, a censure measure by the state party, ill will between Moore and Cecil County Republicans, and a self-serving return to the GOP, as well as some great dramatic radio here on the Red Maryland Network.
The second of course was last year when she decided to endorse left-wing Democrat Courtney Watson for Howard County Executive over moderate Republican Allan Kittleman. Kittleman, of course, won.
We at Red Maryland knew from the day she took office that Tari Moore was unfit to serve. While we are glad that the people of Cecil County will get the opportunity to vote for a Republican next November, I have to say that I for one am a bit sad. Why? Because we are missing the opportunity for a turncoat to get her comeuppance in a Republican primary.
Regardless of her reasons, the Republican Party and Cecil County will be better without Tari Moore than with her.