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September 2, 2011

Rick Perry to raise $$ in Maryland

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican, is set to make a stop in Baltimore later this month to raise money for his presidential bid, an event that would be his first in Maryland since announcing his national intentions last month.

Organizing the fundraiser is Republican money man Dick Hug, a veteran from Gov. Robert Ehrlich's tenure. He also raised money for President George W. Bush.

Hug said that he flew down to Texas about three weeks ago with other fundraisers and spent time with the Perry team. "When you see him and meet with him you'll be very impressed," Hug said. "He's going to be our next president."

The Perry fundraiser is scheduled for 8:15 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 27 at The Center Club in downtown Baltimore. Tickets are $2,500 and include a photo-op with the presidential hopeful, according to a list compiled by Annapolis lobbyist Bruce Bereano.

Blue Maryland isn't often where GOP presidential candidates spend time looking for votes, though as my colleague John Fritze noted in a story earlier this summer, the state is great place to scoop up cash.

In June potential contenders and big shots stopping by the state for fundraisers included: Pizza magnate Herman Cain, tea party star Sarah Palin and the top GOP budget maker in Congress Rep. Paul Ryan.

Also former House Speaker Newt Gingrich headlined an event for the Maryland Republican Party over the summer. And last year former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney spoke at the state GOP party dinner.
 

Posted by Annie Linskey at 5:00 PM | | Comments (13)
Categories: 2012
        

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Make sure to remind David Zurawik that he can't buy a ticket to the Perry fundraiser since it would conflict with his job.

Yes finally we are getting a true leader here. Maybe
Martin can learn a lesson from a real hero,

good one rusty-- you're just as delusional as dale gribble, way to act in character. and dr. Z loves the haters

Awwww, come on Rusty.

If 'Z' is so intelligent, he'll figure it out himself. If he's a dumb as he appears to be in his columns, this will give the Sun the uncontestable right to fire the idiot.

Hug said: "He's going to be our next president."

er, lets hope not.

"He's going to be our next president."

I'll take the under on that bet.

@Rusty: Well played, sir.

GAG!


Hi All,

I'm just looking thought the news from Google News on a Saturday morning and noticing that though Ron Paul consistently places in the top three in the polls, he is not represented at all in the news rankings. You might not notice this yourself if you have a Ron Paul section in your news. More likely, you don't and therefore are not aware of the high volume of Ron Paul related news available online. I just want to remind people that you can plug the phrase "Ron Paul" into Google News and they will offer to make a Ron Paul section of the news for you. It's in your financial best interest to make sure you keep on top of his activity. I invested as Ron Paul suggested and have been up over 50% a year. If he's elected, my tax rates will plummet. I'll also be free again, which is something no one in America has been since 2001. Patriot Act made us all expendable by just calling us a 'terrorist'. How many times you heard the phrase 'domestic terrorist' lately? That phrase means no right to a trial, no habeus corpus, nothing. Lock you in a hole until hell freezes over with NO right to attorney. Ron Paul wants to give your freedom back - show some spine and take it!

Vote Vertebrate - Ron Paul 2012!

Unelectable.

Think they know he is just the prettier, dumber version of Bush?

The Republicans must be getting desperate. Now they're just picking guys who look like Reagan.

I wouldn't vote for his boss on a dare, but you've got to admire Dick Hug for not hiding behind initials or some other subterfuge.

Thanks so much to Mr Hug! Always good news to hear there are actually folks in Maryland who can and will support a wholly worthy cause! May Mr. Hug be correct!

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Annie Linskey covers state politics and government for The Baltimore Sun. Previously, as a City Hall reporter, she wrote about the corruption trial of Mayor Sheila Dixon and kept a close eye on city spending. Originally from Connecticut, Annie has also lived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where she reported on war crimes tribunals and landmines. She lives in Canton.

John Fritze has covered politics and government at the local, state and federal levels for more than a decade and is now The Baltimore Sun’s Washington correspondent. He previously wrote about Congress for USA TODAY, where he led coverage of the health care overhaul debate and the 2010 election. A native of Albany, N.Y., he currently lives in Montgomery County.

Julie Scharper covers City Hall and Baltimore politics. A native of Baltimore County, she graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in 2001 and spent two years teaching in Honduras before joining The Baltimore Sun. She has followed the Amish community of Nickel Mines, Pa., in the year after a schoolhouse massacre, reported on courts and crime in Anne Arundel County, and chronicled the unique personalities and places of Baltimore City and its surrounding counties.
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