The conservative blog Red Maryland today issued a stinging tirade against Alex Mooney, Maryland's Republican Party Chair. Blogger Mark Newgent is furious about a recent Mooney campaign press release announcing a $100,000 cash haul for Congress:
If Mooney doesn't run, who in MDGOP leadership is going to ask for his resignation? It's one thing that former party chair Jim Pelura couldn't raise money, it's something else entirely when the current party can raise money... but not for the party.You see, Chairman Mooney pledged to raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for GOP candidates in 2012. Instead, he launched a bid for Congress and left the Maryland Republican Party hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. The party had to move out of its Annapolis office last year, as it seems they couldn't afford the large rent payments anymore. Many wondered whether Mr. Mooney was a poor fundraiser or simply incompetent. His recent fundraising successes prove that the real explanation is that GOP Chair Alex Mooney is simply self-centered. See the press release below.
For immediate release
Mooney for Congress Exploratory Committee raises $108,039 forCongressional Campaign in the month of December
Alex X. Mooney, Republican candidate for Maryland’s 6th Congressional District has raised over $108,039 since filing an exploratory committee for Congress.
“The outpouring of support for my campaign has been humbling,” Mooney said. “The individuals who have generously donated their personal money to my campaign understand the need to defend our values and reverse the far-left agenda of Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama,” said Mooney.
The newly gerrymandered 6th Congressional district is expected to be one of the most expensive races in the country. “With a toss-up seat like this, it is crucial that the Republican candidate have the financial resources to fight back against the nasty smears certain to come from the Democrat opponent,” said Mooney.
“I will have resources necessary to defeat tax and spend Democrat Rob Garagiola who abused the legislative gerrymandering process in a offensive attempt to draw himself a Congressional District,” Mooney said.
He continued, “I hope that the voters and national Republican leaders will see that I am the candidate best able to hold this seat for Republicans.”