It looks to me like the National Republican Governors group has decided that the Maryland race to fill the governor’s post in Maryland is of great importance. To this point there are two ads airing on our local TV stations, not touting the successes of Larry Hogan, as the incumbent, but aiming to put Ben Jealous in a negative light. Now whether the claims made in these ads are right, wrong, or indifferent are of no consequence to me. I do, however, find their tone to be offensive. Now even though the Hogan campaign committee is not responsible for anything in these ads, their silent acceptance of them is a bit troubling to me.