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(Maryland) Session sets up some for future stardom
The Gaithersburg Gazette ^ | April 24, 2009 | Sean R. Sedam and Alan Brody

Posted on 04/28/2009 6:34:27 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Del. Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio (R-Dist. 37B) of Newcomb

At just 31 years old, Haddaway-Riccio has long been considered one of the GOP's rising stars.

Some see her as an ideal candidate for the 1st Congressional District. She's the daughter of an Eastern Shore waterman, boasts a strong environmental record, owns a graphic design company and is a fiscal conservative who has strong crossover appeal.

Her composed presence within the GOP caucus and her strong debating skills on the House floor have earned kudos. She also has won plaudits for her advocacy of women's issues and her promotion of rural broadband.

"Jeannie's potential is unlimited in the caucus," Shank said. "Jeannie's star is uneclipsed. She can go as far as she wants to go."

(Excerpt) Read more at gazette.net ...


TOPICS: Maryland; State and Local; U.S. Congress
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1 posted on 04/28/2009 6:34:27 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Norman Bates; Impy

I don’t know a great deal about this legislator and perhaps future Congresswoman. But her name has been getting circulation in Maryland.


2 posted on 04/28/2009 6:36:23 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The McCain/Palin ticket was like a Kangaroo, stronger on the bottom than at the top)
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To: Clintonfatigued

She was first appointed to office in 2003 by Governor Bob Ehrlich to replace Kenneth D. Schisler who was appointed as the Chair of the Maryland Public Service Commission.

3 posted on 04/28/2009 6:55:52 PM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: RoadKingSE; Clintonfatigued

Youch! Nice pic :)

Run, gurl, run!


4 posted on 04/29/2009 6:16:27 AM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: Clintonfatigued

As much as I like Andy Harris perhaps she is the best answer to taking back CD-1.


5 posted on 04/29/2009 6:17:58 AM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; Norman Bates; Impy

“She also has won plaudits for her advocacy of women’s issues”


If that’s code language for “pro-abortion,” then we can surely do better in the MD-01. It is an overwhelmingly Republican district, and even the Democrats in the Eastern Shore tend to be pro-life.

We need a conservative from the Eastern Shore to run. Harris was a fine candidate, but hailed from the “wrong” part of the district (costing him votes in the parochial EC).


6 posted on 04/29/2009 6:46:19 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (Fred Thompson appears human-sized because he is actually standing a million miles away.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; Impy

That was my worry, too. It did sound like code language for being a pro-abort. Andy Harris got clusterf**ked out of winning that race by a scumbag Specteresque RINO loser, he deserves the honor of getting it this time around.


7 posted on 04/29/2009 10:39:30 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; Impy

Just did a quick check and this website confirms she is not pro-abort:

http://www.prochoicemaryland.org/assets/files/delegatesonchoice.pdf


8 posted on 04/29/2009 10:43:05 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I was concerned about that. It’s a relief to read.


9 posted on 04/29/2009 3:03:48 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The McCain/Palin ticket was like a Kangaroo, stronger on the bottom than at the top)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; Impy

“Just did a quick check and this website confirms she is not pro-abort:

http://www.prochoicemaryland.org/assets/files/delegatesonchoice.pdf";


As a general rule, one should not rely solely on how a pro-abortion group characterizes a politician’s abortion position. I find it hard to believe that not a single Republican in the MD legislature is “pro-choice” on abortion, as the group claims. So I’d like to find out a bit more about her before calling her pro-life.


10 posted on 04/29/2009 3:13:55 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (Fred Thompson appears human-sized because he is actually standing a million miles away.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Norman Bates; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj

It bothers me to see good Republicans from the “wrong part” of a district like Andy Harris or the guy who ran in the Mississippi special lose votes due to silly regional sentiments.

But ideally to maximize chances at victory in this MD seat our nominee should be from the shore.


11 posted on 04/29/2009 3:26:34 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I’m sure someone will find some reason to hate some position associated (no matter how thinly) to her thus causing a ideological jihad to throw her under the bus, the Metro or the ICC.


12 posted on 04/29/2009 3:32:11 PM PDT by PurpleMan
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To: Clintonfatigued; Norman Bates; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj

An irrelevant aside but I hate hyphenated names. Ladies should either keep their maiden name or use their husbands.


13 posted on 04/29/2009 3:33:38 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: markomalley; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Maryland ping


14 posted on 04/29/2009 7:43:40 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The McCain/Palin ticket was like a Kangaroo, stronger on the bottom than at the top)
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To: Clintonfatigued
She also has won plaudits for her advocacy of women's issues

Women's issues = code word for abortion.

Sorry, she won't get any of my money unless that is UTTERLY repudiated.

15 posted on 04/29/2009 7:47:40 PM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: markomalley

The thing is, we don’t think that rule applies in this case (please check Posting #8). She has been active in women’s employment issues, so it doesn’t mean she’s pro-abortion.


16 posted on 04/29/2009 7:58:29 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The McCain/Palin ticket was like a Kangaroo, stronger on the bottom than at the top)
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To: Clintonfatigued
She has been active in women’s employment issues, so it doesn’t mean she’s pro-abortion.

She apparently has also been appointed as the 2nd vice president of the md legislative women's caucus (which has both "D" and "R" in it).

That, in a dark blue state like MD, is not a good sign (IMHO).

Having said that, she could simply put that up on her website as a position. One way or the other. But, in MD, in the absence of something concrete, my assumption is going to be...what it is right now.

17 posted on 04/29/2009 8:13:44 PM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: markomalley

That’s understandable. However, I don’t think that she would have been mentioned in the article in such a way if she were pro-abort.


18 posted on 04/29/2009 8:21:42 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The McCain/Palin ticket was like a Kangaroo, stronger on the bottom than at the top)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Yeah, and I’m also not calling her a liar (as I would if she were a Dhim)

Easiest thing: ask her — and ask her to write a little blog entry about it (maybe she could talk aboout the Notre Dame scandal...thus addressing the subject indirectly). Or ask her to speak at the next Maryland March for Life. In other words, to declare in a public, accessible fashion.

Alternatively, I don’t know if there have been any votes on “life” type issues since she’s been in office. (MD is so liberal, I don’t know what else could be voted on here...other than legalizing retroactive abortions) But if there have been, please let me know and I can look up her votes on the subject.

But I’m not going to assume on the subject. And I don’t want to deal with a Romney-like “I was pro-choice before I was pro-life”


19 posted on 04/30/2009 3:02:53 AM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


20 posted on 04/30/2009 3:52:07 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Barack Obama: in your guts, you know he's nuts!)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

I understand that a lot of us are tired of compromising, but right now, I think there are bigger issues to solve than abortion and gay marriage.

While, I still take those two issues seriously, and consider them, right now, I’m more concerned about how we stop the spending and bailouts, and how we ultimately reduce the 12 trillion dollars that we owe to foreign t-bond holders.

How do you eat an elephant (no republican pun intended)? One bite at a time. Doesn’t mean we have to compromise our principals to get those things accomplished, but the point is, single issues are just plain DUMB unless you consider the most pressing issue at hand, and I’m sorry, abortion isn’t the number one COUNTRY concern right now (it should still be a state’s right issue, at worst).

Sorry, don’t take this the wrong way, just venting that we need to honestly stay focused on the issues that will win us seats back with core conservatives, and beating on some of the social issues isn’t going to do it.


21 posted on 04/30/2009 9:29:01 AM PDT by fightinbluhen51 ("MOLON LABE")
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