Become a digitalPLUS subscriber. 99¢ for 4 weeks.
News Opinion Readers Respond

I'm running for governor, too

In your editorial "Time to take notice" (July 18), I took notice of a blatant omission.

For reasons which I really do not understand, while you mentioned the names of several potential candidates for governor in the 2014 elections, you left out my name.

Don't you good folks realize that I am the only candidate running for governor in 2014 who practices what he preaches?

I believe campaign contributions are nothing but disguised bribes. When I ran for governor in 2010 and for U.S. Senate in 2012, I spent a total of $730, which enabled me to receive ethically almost 23,000 votes. Per dollar, I received more votes than anyone running for public office.

Unlike other candidates mentioned in your editorial, who do take campaign contributions, and unlike those who are either paid career politicians or who desire to be ones, my goal in running for office is to enlighten your readership on just how wrong it is to be a paid opportunistic politician who really runs for his or her own personal gain.

It is these types of paid career politicians who have caused our communities in Maryland to be so messed up.

Don't you think it's about time that you give Ralph Jaffe's campaign a little more coverage, so that your readers will have an opportunity to compare his platform with those same old politicians who continue to shortchange their constituents?

Ralph Jaffe, Baltimore

The writer is a candidate for governor in 2014.

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
  • Franchot in the catbird seat
    Franchot in the catbird seat

    The most telling thing about the joint appearances Maryland's Republican Gov.-elect, Larry Hogan, and its Democratic Comptroller, Peter Franchot, had in Easton this week was that it was a case of Mr. Hogan tagging along with Mr. Franchot, not the other way around. Mr. Hogan is about to...

  • Leopold: New governors should be sworn in before the General Assembly session
    Leopold: New governors should be sworn in before the General Assembly session

    Sixteen years ago, I sponsored legislation that called for a constitutional amendment that would have allowed incoming governors to take office prior to the commencement of the General Assembly ("Hogan names ex-Senator Neall to transition team," Nov. 12). The bill, which would have allowed...

  • Race played no role in Hogan win
    Race played no role in Hogan win

    I read Thomas Schaller's column ("Race had a role in Hogan's win," Nov. 11) regarding Larry Hogan's win over Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in the 2014 Maryland gubernatorial election. He basically states that the areas Mr. Hogan won had more white people then black.

  • Purple Maryland
    Purple Maryland

    It's safe to say the election is over, and we are all anxious to see what "color" our state will be. Are we now red with a base of blue or still blue with a splash of red ("Republican sees spending as key for governor-elect," Nov. 14)?

  • Polls are not in public interest
    Polls are not in public interest

    Mileah Kromer discusses the reasons that the results of pre-election polls concerning the race for governor were largely incorrect, particularly the timing of the polls on which media and the campaigns relied ("Hogan and Brown: tortoise and hare?" Nov. 12). I do not doubt that she is largely...

  • Tax and spending cuts can have adverse impacts
    Tax and spending cuts can have adverse impacts

    A prevalent theme in The Baltimore Sun news and commentary recently, especially since the election of Larry Hogan as Maryland's next governor, has been cuts in taxes and fees for government supported services as well as state and local budget cuts ("After Hogan victory, local governments look...

  • Statistics don't tell the whole story of Hogan's win
    Statistics don't tell the whole story of Hogan's win

    I must disagree with commentator Thomas F. Schaller's column on Maryland's gubernatorial election ("Race had a role in Hogan's win," Nov. 11).

  • Is Hogan inevitable in 2018?
    Is Hogan inevitable in 2018?

    I couldn't decide whether I was more amused or bemused by Richard J. Cross III's op-ed about the possible Democratic candidates for governor four years from now ("Who will challenge Hogan in 2018?" Nov. 15).

Comments
Loading