A review of Ellin's benevolence reveals, however, that he almost always exclusively bets on Democrats. One must pull out a magnifying glass and squint and strain to find where Ellin backed a member of the GOP . Was it Larry Hogan ? Nope. Was it someone in Carroll, the district he wants to represent? No way. Out of the thousands of dollars he donated to political candidates, all but a pittance went to Democrats, and that was given to a single Republican candidate in Baltimore County nearly seven long months after Ellin filed for House of Delegates in Carroll.