Frederick, MD- Michael Hough, Republican candidate for State Senate, earned major endorsements today in his race to unseat 20-year incumbent David Brinkley.

Former Congressman Roscoe Bartlett threw his support behind Hough explaining, "I fully endorse Michael Hough because he is the true conservative in this race. Voters in Frederick & Carroll County deserve to have a conservative State Senator. You can count on Michael to stand for lower taxes, fight Obamacare, and out of control spending."

Blaine Young, President of the Frederick Board of County Commissioners also supports Hough for Senate. Young stated, "Michael Hough is the clear tested choice for conservatives in Frederick & Carroll Counties. Hough will fight back against liberals in Annapolis. I endorse my good friend Michael Hough for State Senate."

Delegate Kathy Afzali also endorsed Michael Hough explaining, "After having served side by side with Michael Hough in the Maryland House of Delegates, I can tell you he will not waver and will not back down when fighting for our shared conservative values. He is pro-life and pro-Second Amendment. I urge all voters in Frederick & Carroll Counties to vote for Michael Hough for State Senate."

"I am honored to have the endorsements of these strong conservatives. They know that I am the true conservative running for State Senate who will fight back against higher taxes, and Obamacare in Maryland." Hough explained.

Michael Hough also received endorsements from Frederick County Commissioner Kirby Delauter, Delegate Justin Ready (Carroll County) and Delegate Neil Parrott (Washington County). He was also endorsed by Red Maryland, a conservative online publication.