Check this post all day today to see the latest election updates from all around the county.
Frisch said Guthrie engaged in a “tirade,” pointing fingers and threatening to sue for libel and slander over the contents of the mailer, which Guthrie said spread false information. Frisch said the whole affair took place in front of Henkel’s kids, making one of them cry, and ended when someone prepared to start recording the scene and Guthrie walked away.
Guthrie told The Dagger that Frisch’s description of the encounter was exaggerated, but said he did confront Henkel this morning at the school. Guthrie said Henkel lied about Guthrie’s voting record and about what Guthrie did with money he earned on county furlough days, money Guthrie said he donated to charity. Guthrie called the mailer a “libelous piece” sent to voters the weekend before the election, and said, “I told him [Henkel] what I thought of his mailer.”
Guthrie said the mailer also looked like “an Art Helton dirty trick deal”.
Turnout at the Edgewood Rec Center was also described as “very slow, much slower than two years ago,” by a poll worker at that location.
Bel Air High School: R – 17, D – 3, (as of 8:30 a.m.)
Bel Air Elementary School: R – 40, D – 31 (as of 9 a.m.)
Bel Air United Methodist Church: R – 36, D – 14 (as of 9:30 a.m)
Mt. Arafat Lodge: R – 31, D – 11 (as of 9:30 a.m.)
Forest Lakes Elementary School: R – 116, D – 45 (as of 10 a.m.)
“Dear Friends of Krista and Stephen Wright,
It’s election time once again and we find ourselves at point in history like no other. The Nation, the State of Maryland and Harford County are at a crossroads. I personally find myself at a point in my life where McKenzie, Katie and I had expected to be campaigning down to the wire for Steve in his pursuit to serve Harford County as its County Executive and as you know this was not to be.
Steve was dedicated to advancing the conservative values of fiscal responsibility, fair taxation, limited government that worked for the people and laws that respected the constitution. Steve and I invested ourselves fully in our conservative beliefs and while Steve can’t speak to us now I firmly believe he would want you to join me in supporting the Wright slate of candidates below.
Governor and Federal Races
Bob Ehrlich – Governor
Jim Rutledge – US Senator
Andy Harris – 1st Congressional District
Barry Glassman – Senator District 35A
Jason Gallion – Delegate District 35A
Dave Tritt – Delegate District 35A
Susan McComas – Delegate District 35B
Nancy Jacobs – Senator District 34
Patrick McGrady – Delegate District 34A
Glen Glass – Delegate District 34A
Roscoe Bartlett – 6th Congressional District
Pat McDonough – Delegate District 7
Rick Impallaria – Delegate District 7
Republican Central Committee
John Paff, Jr.
Richard D. Schafer
Lowell D. Sheets
Rosaria “Rosie” Wolff
Please take time to consider these conservative candidates when you vote Tuesday, September 14, 2010 since by doing so we can change the course of history, restore America and give our children a promising future.
Many thanks and warmest regards,
Al Redmer was at Abingdon Elementary along with Derek Howell this morning. Traffic was steady.
Roger Zajdel and Pat McDonough’s wife were at Emmorton Elementary, traffic was very light.
An election judge at Havre de Grace Middle School said he expected a turnout equal to 30 percent of what’s seen during a presidential election year. That would mean about 600 voters total at the school, he said, with the tally as of 1 p.m. standing at 240.
He expressed his concern to the Chief Judge and she just laughed and said that her daughter was just a 17 year old intern.
Wonder if she will be greeting people during the General Election?
Winning an election is all about positioning, and not always the figurative kind. Just ask State Del. 35A challenger Jason Gallion and incumbent Wayne Norman. The Dagger caught up with Republican Central Committee candidate Dave Price, who said the two engaged in a dance of the campaign trucks. Apparently a truck loyal to Norman, with a large sign bearing his name, parked near the entrance to the Level Volunteer Fire Company—but not near enough, as two Gallion trucks pulled on either side to create a Norman truck sandwich. Norman had his truck repositioned, and attempted to file a formal complaint against Gallion, but an election judge ruled the sandwich occured outside the posted “No Electioneering” zone.
Wagner challenged David Craig’s claim of being a “true Republican,” and also disputed Craig’s sly knock on him as being a party-changer. “Better look at that again,” he said. “I wasn’t [changing party affiliation] either, but I know at one point he was a Democrat.”