Democrats hold crab feast, stump in QA

The Kent Island Bay Times - - Front Page - By DOUG BISHOP dbishop@kibay­

GRASONVILLE — The Queen Anne’s County Demo­cratic Cen­tral Com­mit­tee hosted a crab feast and meet the can­di­dates fundraiser Sun­day af­ter­noon, Sept. 30, at the Grasonville VFW Post 7464 pav­il­ion.

Nearly all of the lo­cal Demo­cratic can­di­dates who are run­ning as chal­lengers for the county com­mis­sion seats were present, as well as most of the Demo­cratic can­di­dates for Or­phans Court. Mary­land At­tor­ney Gen­eral Brian Frosh ad­dressed the crowd that filled the pav­il­ion to ca­pac­ity. Frosh, who is run­ning for a se­cond term as at­tor­ney gen­eral, com­pli­mented all of the lo­cal Demo­cratic can­di­dates and asked that ev­ery­one vote for those Democrats.

Frosh also com­mented in his clos­ing re­marks, “We need to make the gover­nor, Jeal­ous,” which most peo­ple im­me­di­ately picked up on as

a creative way of say­ing vote for Mary­land Demo­cratic gu­ber­na­to­rial can­di­date Ben Jeal­ous.

Among other re­marks, Frosh said most other state at­tor­ney gen­er­als have the right to sue for the peo­ple of their state, if an is­sue presents it­self that the at­tor­ney gen­eral feels is in the best in­ter­est for the peo­ple.

He said, “That’s not a right the at­tor­ney gen­eral in Mary­land has, with­out first get­ting the per­mis­sion of the gover­nor of the state, or per­mis­sion, by vote, of the state leg­is­la­ture.”

Frosh in­di­cated there had been sev­eral in­stances where suits against the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion had war­ranted law­suits by the state on be­half of the peo­ple of the state. The first be­ing when the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion at­tempted to ban travel by Mus­lim peo­ple, many of whom were le­gal cit­i­zens of the U.S. and res­i­dents of Mary­land. An­other was su­ing U.S. Sec­re­tary of Ed­u­ca­tion Betsy DeVos for at­tempt­ing to carry out poli­cies that would im­pede ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties of stu­dents in Mary­land, and su­ing the En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency for ac­tions that would dam­age progress made dur­ing the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion in pro­tect­ing the en­vi­ron­ment in Mary­land.

Frosh con­cluded by quot­ing the late U.S. Sen­a­tor Robert Kennedy. Frosh said Kennedy was speak­ing to a large group of African Amer­i­cans when news ar­rived that Martin Luther King Jr. had been shot and died in Mem­phis, Ten­nessee.

Frosh said, “Kennedy seized a very emo­tional moment by telling those present, ‘What we need is not di­vi­sive­ness at this moment, but we need love and wis­dom.’” Frosh was al­lud­ing that Pres­i­dent Trump has been di­vi­sive in his meth­ods with the Amer­i­can peo­ple.

Frosh was fol­lowed by Demo­cratic Lt. Gover­norhope­ful Su­san Turn­bull, (Ben Jeal­ous’ run­ning mate) of Bethesda. Turn­bull, who is the for­mer chair­man of the Mary­land Demo­cratic Cen­tral Com­mit­tee, and also a long­time mem­ber of the Demo­cratic Na­tional Com­mit­tee, where she served as vice chair­man, she was quick to talk about the hear­ings of the U.S. Se­nate com­mit­tee last week on Brett Ka­vanaugh’s nom­i­na­tion for the U.S. Supreme Court. She said, “Ka­vanaugh feels he’s en­ti­tled to be on the Supreme Court.” She al­luded to his de­meanor and yelling while talk­ing to the Se­nate com­mit­tee.

She said of Gover­nor Larry Ho­gan, “He has no plan for ed­u­ca­tion or im­prov­ing the econ­omy in Mary­land.”

She said ed­u­ca­tional rank­ing for Mary­land schools has dropped na­tion­ally since Ho­gan be­came gover­nor and the econ­omy in Mary­land lags be­hind other states.



Paige and Ben Til­gh­man of Cen­tre­ville dis­play a ban­ner pro­mot­ing the Demo­crat vote dur­ing the Queen Anne’s County Demo­cratic Party crab feast Sun­day, Sept. 30. Ben is run­ning for the Dis­trict 2 County Com­mis­sion seat cur­rently held by Repub­li­can in­cum­bent Steve Wil­son.

Mary­land Demo­cratic Party Lt. Gover­nor can­di­date Su­san “Suzie” Turn­bull of Bethesda speaks Sun­day af­ter­noon, Sept. 30, at the QA Demo­cratic Party crab feast at the Grasonville VFW.

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