Howard County Republicans are fired up, believing that those feisty tax-day tea parties promoted across the nation by conservatives and Fox News could lead to a political comeback locally and in Maryland.
Protesters from the county gathered at rainy Meadowbrook Park in Ellicott City on April 15 and formed a caravan to the big Annapolis rally.
The nationwide events boosted political interest and activity in the GOP, leading to a late surge in attendance at the local party's annual Lincoln Day dinner, featuring former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and his wife, Kendel, as speakers.
County party Chairwoman Joan Becker said the crowd of about 300 at Turf Valley on April 17...