Cox Tells Voters to Knock Doors in Virginia Instead of Maryland
Cox tells Republican candidates in Annapolis, Frederick they aren't important to him
Republican Gubernatorial candidate Dan Cox has told friends and supporters on Facebook to knock doors in Virginia instead of Maryland this week.
Cox is urging supporters to support Republican Glenn Youngkin at the expense of Republican candidates here in Maryland.
Annapolis and Frederick have elections for Mayor and Alderman on Tuesday, with Republican candidates running for both offices.
It’s hard to imagine that Cox would tell people this blatantly that electing Republicans in Virginia is more important to him than electing Republicans in Maryland, but he is hardly the first to do it.
In 2012, the Maryland Republican Party under Alex Mooney abandoned Maryland during the Presidential election send voters to Pennsylvania.
In 2013, the Maryland based Conservative Victory PAC told voters to help Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia because there were “no elections in Maryland” that year despite Annapolis and Frederick being on the ballot.
In 2017 the Baltimore Area Young Republicans sent volunteers to Virginia, again at the expense of candidates in Annapolis and Frederick despite having fellow Young Republicans on the ballot.
But never has a Republican statewide candidate for Governor like Dan Cox encouraged his supporters to directly abandon candidates like this in the manner that Cox is suggesting, particularly the weekend before an election where a few Aldermanic races may be decided by a dozen votes or less.
The closest analogue to this may be when David Craig and Charles Lollar went to Arizona instead of the 2013 Fall Republican Convention.
Though it’s not really a surprise given the contents of his bonkers Twitter feed, it’s very clear that Dan Cox is more interested in being a pro-Trump “celebrity” than he is with winning elections here in Maryland