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Lollar woos Republicans by appealing to Democrats

Lollar woos Republicans by appealing to Democrats

Fourth in a series of profiles of candidates for governor.

Charles Lollar was at it again last week, the only Republican on stage with the three Democrats running for governor, wooing a crowd largely unable to cast a vote in the fast-approaching GOP primary.

His Republican rivals skipped the event at a Silver Spring church, but as he has done throughout the campaign, Lollar focused on charming voters in a Democratic stronghold. The ordained preacher and former tea party activist spreads a spirited message about rising above partisanship.

"We can't even talk about solutions for our state when we're not able to see past party...