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Endorsements Don't Work Through The Transitive Property
Julie Giordano Tries to Tie Herself to Trump
Wicomico County Executive candidate Julie Giordano is trying a different tactic in her primary campaign.
In a mailer shared with The Duckpin from a reader, Giordano lists her endorsements from Dan Cox and Gordana Schifanelli by also listing two of their endorsements.
It’s obvious why Giordano wants to get Trump on the mailer somehow. Trump is very popular among Wicomico County Republicans. That’s something, if you recall, that reared its head when Delegate Carl Anderton was surprisingly denied the opportunity to fill the office back in 2020:
Privately, sources in both parties said Anderton had fallen short largely because of tensions within the local GOP between the more moderate and pragmatic wing of the party and the ideological “Trump” wing — which has viewed Anderton’s frequent efforts to work across the political aisle in Annapolis and at home with suspicion.
Why Giordano would want to tie herself to Michael Flynn, who is both less well known among primary voters, pledged allegiance to QAnon, and plead the Fifth when in relation to his activities on January 6th, is unclear.
What’s just as interesting is that it appears that Giordano, on the flip side of the mailer, used a photograph that was taken in her classroom. Giordano is an English Teacher at James M. Bennett High School.
She also used that photo on her Twitter account with different captions added.
The expanded version of the photo in the Tweet appears to include the corner of a classroom desk too. It is unclear what the Wicomico County Board of Education may think about this.
Giordano’s listing of her endorsements, scant as they are, makes a lot of sense. But endorsements do not work through the transitive property. Just because Donald Trump endorsed Dan Cox doesn’t mean he would endorse Julie Giordano. While it underscores Giordano’s support of Trump and the Trump agenda, it is a rather misleading way to present it.