Maryland: GOP: Know Kratovil by Company He Keeps
State Republicans are working hard to ensure that Queen Annes County States Attorney Frank Kratovil (D) isnt successful in his attempt to paint himself as the ideological heir to the moderate legacy of Rep. Wayne Gilchrest (R).
Gilchrest was defeated in his re-election bid in February by state Sen. Andy Harris (R) and Democrats have been attempting to exploit the wounds of that bitter primary battle. On Monday, the Maryland Republican Party sent out a news release this week naming several far-left liberal allies who have contributed to or held events for Kratovils campaign.
Included are Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), Maryland Gov. Martin OMalley (D), Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen (Md.) and, most recently, Mike Pretl, the former president of Marylanders Against Handgun Abuse.
With thousands of dollars being raised by anti-Second Amendment liberals for Frank Kratovils campaign, it is clear that he will be beholden to their radical agenda in Washington, Maryland Republican Party Chairman Jim Pelura said.
Gilchrest has not endorsed Harris in the general election and several of his ex-top aides have gone to work for Kratovils campaign.