Barbara Mikulski (D) is the senior Senator from the State of Maryland. The 74 year old Mikulski has been a politician since she was elected to the Baltimore County Council in 1971. In 1976, she was elected to Maryland's 3rd Congressional District and in 1986 she was elected to the US Senate. She has been in office ever since. Mikulski has forgotten what it was like to be not a politician, not a member of the Washington, DC establishment. She's an out of touch liberal who needs to go - an example of why we need term limits. Who can stand up to this Senator who has not received less than 60% of the vote in any of her elections? The candidate with the most money, Eric Wargotz, is a very flawed candidate. Maryland needs a better, conservative choice - see Jim Rutledge.
Rutledge is a lawyer from Harford County who has been in the race for US Senate, traveling the State of Maryland since last year. Rutledge has a wealth of legal experience and he is a fiery orator. When Rutledge first decided to run for office, he sat down and drafted detailed policy documents outlining his views on term limits, taxes, the second amendment, our freedoms, and many others. His views are clearly outlined, detailed, and decisively conservative. Rutledge has been endorsed by a number of conservative stalwarts in Maryland including Delegate Pat McDonough and Harford County Executive David Craig.
I met Rutledge at a Maryland Society of Patriots event in late June. Rutledge hit all the right notes and fired up the crowd. He has a tendency to do that. I interviewed Rutledge a few months ago and Rutledge was straightforward and open to anything I wanted to ask him. On abortion? He said, "I’m pro-life. I'm pro-life across the board and I'm not ashamed of that. I believe that it's just a fundamental part of the rights of the unborn child." On Obamacare? He said, "I believe definitely that the bill should be repealed. I believe it is unconstitutional and that it is a manipulation of markets by government control. The government has proven time and time again when it interferes and manipulates in free market decisions a lot of unintended consequences happen and many of them result in very bad things."
As Rutledge said, "Mikulski has sat on the throne of Maryland longer than the queen of England." Rutledge is a Constitutional conservative who referred to the Constitution as a "...beautiful cage created by our founders..." to reign in our government. Rutledge is the man who can knock the Queen off her throne and upset the apple cart. What he needs is your support. If you are interested in learning more - check out his official website. If you like what you read and want to see someone who understands the Constitution in the US Senate from Maryland, donate.
Matthew Newman is a 27 year old environmental engineer who lives in the Baltimore area. Newman has been blogging since 2004.
Newman received his Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering in 2005 and his Masters in 2007 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Newman has been married to his wife Jennifer since 2007. Together they have one son, Ryan Isaiah, who was born in May 2009