Democrat candidate for House of Delegates Emily Shank's website exclaims, "Annapolis has fully become a political machine, and it needs to be broken. I want to bring renewed leadership to the House of Delegates that isn't beholden to any one party or any one leader, but only to the residents of Carroll County and the state of Maryland." However, when it comes time to raise money, Ms. Shank brings in the two mechanics who have spent their entire political careers oiling the gears of Maryland's Democrat liberal tax-and-spend machine to fill her campaign coffers.
Recently, Shank invited Martin O'Malley to one of her campaign events. So much for "breaking the Annapolis machine." O'Malley never met a tax he didn't like — if it didn't move, he taxed it, if it moved, he taxed it — including the rain. Marylanders voted for Larry Hogan for governor because O'Malley had taken the State in the wrong direction — over a fiscal cliff.
On Sept. 1, Shank is having a fundraiser in Westminster, and her special guest will be Attorney General Brian Frosh . This is the same Brian Frosh who spends every waking moment suing the Trump administration over important matters like the president's alleged violation of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution, while ignoring his job as Maryland's chief law enforcement officer. Never mind the record numbers of murders in Baltimore and the scores of Maryland youth dying from opioid overdoses when there is grandstanding to be done and political points to be scored from filing frivolous lawsuits against the president on the taxpayer dime. Maryland's Constitution provides for removal of the Attorney General for "willful neglect of duty." Some would humbly suggest that Mr. Frosh's recent litigiousness qualifies.
Ms. Shank also wants to fix Maryland's "broken healthcare system." Does that mean she is in favor of Ben Jealous' $24 billion single-payer takeover of healthcare? Emily Shank says she is running because, "Carroll County needs better representation in Annapolis." To quote her party's standard-bearer Ben Jealous, "Are you f—ing kidding me?"