Former Democratic Delegate George Owings III to announce run at O Malley


Cecil sends another scathing email to the Emerald Brigade:

Hi Rick (Abbruzzese, O’Malley spokes person), hope you and your family had a great Christmas, now its back to the grind and relieving your boss of the stresses of being a Governor.  Your rhetorical remarks in the article regarding George Owings and the money that MOM is supposedly going to put out there is nothing more then a ploy and well know this.


You know, sometimes I wished O Malley read my emails, he would understand the pulse of Marylander’s, as I am a strong force out there and he hasn’t a clue as to what is going on.

I find it amusing that state employees and teachers are driving around with Furlough OWE Malley 2010 Bumper stickers.  Don’t expect their support or phone campaigning for you next time around.

By the time your boss is through with dealing with the Primaries and things that will come out, he may not have anything left in the tank.  He truly has failed all of Maryland.  Let us not forget his U Stream Live, where Singles adds were being displayed along the bottom of the feed.  Now that was funny. Again, may I ask a question, what is this Governor going to do about Illegal Immigration in Maryland and allow our assembly to ratify Jessica’s Law to put pedophiles away forever and to tell Poppa Joe Vallario to take a walk.

http://www.somdnews.com/stories/12252009/rectop95219_32181.shtml
Former delegate George W. Owings III is expected to formally enter the race for governor at a Jan. 6 news conference outside the courthouse in Prince Frederick.

Owings, a Democrat who represented Calvert County in Annapolis for 16 years and served as majority whip for 10 years before accepting an appointment in 2004 as veterans affairs secretary under former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., declined to elaborate on the announcement, saying only that it regards his political future.

However, Owings, 64, of Chesapeake Beach, a Vietnam veteran and motorcycle aficionado, has openly criticized Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) for his handling of the state budget deficit and has been mulling entering the 2010 contest for months. During that time, he has spoken to groups across the state and taken stock of voters’ attitudes.

“I’m hearing desperation. I’m hearing fear. I’m hearing grave concern over what’s going on,” he said.

Although the latest state revenue projections have improved from past estimates, giving state officials reason for hope, Owings said that “the bleeding continues unabated.”

Specifically, Owings blamed O’Malley for not doing enough to support the business community and to promote job creation. He said the governor’s recent proposals for a $3,000 tax credit to businesses that hire unemployed workers and a small business loan program fail to compensate for a more than 300 percent increase in the cost of unemployment insurance that businesses must pay to help replenish a depleted trust fund.

However, O’Malley spokesman Rick Abbruzzese said the governor last week announced an $83 million package that will provide immediate rate relief for Maryland employers and a proposal to modify the state’s unemployment insurance laws that would provide access to an additional $126.8 million in federal aid to reinforce the trust fund.

“I think the people of Maryland understand that Governor O’Malley is focused on getting Maryland through this national recession, creating jobs and helping families that have been hardest hit,” Abbruzzese said.

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