Thursday, August 6, 2015

Gus Alzona endorses Ted Cruz for President

August 6, 2015 12:00 a.m. EDT

Contact Information:

Gus Alzona, Member At-Large
Montgomery County Republican Central Committee
PO Box 341974
Bethesda, Maryland 20827-1974
Office # 301-530-5000, Cell # 202-288-8011

Gus Alzona endorses Ted Cruz for President


Bethesda, MarylandGus Alzona, an elected At-Large Member of the Montgomery County, Maryland Republican Central Committee (2014-2018) has endorsed U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R) of the state of Texas, for the Republican Party nomination for President of the United States.

“Since taking office in the U.S. Senate in January 2013, Senator Cruz has proven himself as a true constitutional conservative in defense of the freedoms and liberties of all Americans” said Alzona, “he is the most qualified candidate for President to lead this great nation on a noble crusade to restore the American Dream and stand up to our enemies abroad.”

Mr. Alzona encourages everyone to contribute to the campaign by visiting the website and/or volunteering directly with their local Ted Cruz for President Campaign.

Gus Alzona is a seasoned veteran of local, state and federal campaigns in Maryland for over twenty years.  He was elected by the voters to three terms as a Republican Party official (1998-2002, 2006-2010, 2014-2018) and has served as a volunteer community leader, organizer and activist for decades.  Details are posted at

Legitimate press/media and potential grassroots volunteers for the Ted Cruz Maryland campaign may reach Mr. Alzona directly via the contact information above.



Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Change DC post #1 - Which "Republican" should Gus Alzona support for POTUS in the 2016 elections?

Which "Republican" should Gus Alzona support for President of the United States in the 2016 elections?  Please vote in the poll on this page.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Change MDGOP Post #3 - Which song should Gus Alzona use for his 2016 campaign song?

Gus Alzona resides in the South (below the Mason-Dixon line) in an area with the most loyal Washington Redskins fans.  This area also contains some of the most literate rock music fans in the country.  So, which one of the popular songs listed in the poll to your right should Gus Alzona use as his 2016 campaign theme song here in Occupied Maryland?

Friday, July 10, 2015

Change MDGOP Post #2 - Should Gus Alzona run for Congress or work for Larry Hogan?

As a veteran of Maryland politics since 1994, elected Montgomery County Republican Central Committee At-Large Member Gus Alzona (1998-2002, 2006-2010, 2014-2018) has the experience and unique qualifications to run for and win a seat in Congress in Maryland in 2016.  As a longtime GOP activist, Alzona has always supported the Party's nominees for elective office, including helping elect Maryland's current governor, Larry Hogan.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Poll "Should elected officials who violate their oath of office to uphold the Constitution be impeached?"

Please vote in this latest poll in the right hand column of this webpage.  Comments are most welcome below.  No vulgarities please.  Thank you.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Change MDGOP Post #1 - "Those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it"

Yes, during the 2014 national elections, my people and I were critical to the election of the largest Republican Party majority over the last 70 years of U.S. history!  Especially now that the elections are over, we liberty, Tea Party types and other minorities can no longer be accused (albeit falsely) of "hurting the Republican Party" nationwide, or even just here in Maryland.  Nonetheless, there are a lot of lessons to be learned, analysis to be completed, as well as unfinished business to take care of in this state as we move on towards winning the 2016 and 2018 elections for our people.

Over the next few posts and polls, we will be covering certain issues regarding operatives of the MDGOP's past and present who may (or may not) be relevant to the current Party and its future here in Maryland.  Your comments positive, or even negative, are most welcome here, though stupid and/or vulgar comments will be deleted.  Thank you, and you're welcome.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Four of our fellow real Republicans from Carroll County stood up for the Maryland Consitution!

Dear Central Committee members or candidates, 

I wanted to bring you up to date on the situation in Carroll County with the Central Committee and its legislative vacancies.  In two earlier emails I sent  I outlined the process we had created to pick a single name to fill each of two open legislative seats in Carroll, and then how our committee was strong armed by administration representatives into throwing out that process and our selectee and into giving three names for each seat.  Now, since we gave the Governor the name he wanted, Del. Justin Ready, we have a third opening to fill.

Over the objections of four members, our process was revised and we began preparing to send three new names to the governor. The Carroll Court would not step in to prevent our Committee from sending multiple names and give us time to have it heard in the courts.  We also tried to get the committee to agree to a consent decree stipulating a single name in return for our stopping all other legal action, but they ignored that offer.  As we were left with no other choice, we filed our complaint with the Court of Appeals and it will be heard today, Monday, March 2.  The Court of Appeals has also temporarily prohibited the committee from submitting multiple names for this new open seat until it makes a decision.  The committee, if willing to choose a single name, was allowed to do so. Unfortunately, the majority of our Committee are yet again unwilling to send a single name and have canceled the meeting we had scheduled last week to make our selection.  The majority have also been unwilling to schedule a meeting even after the case is heard today.  They appear to be content to simply let the clock run out on our duty to make a selection, whether they win and can send multiple names, or lose and are confined to sending a single name.  We have until this Wednesday to submit a name or the selection goes, according to the Constitution, directly to the Governor to decide. (If the Governor decides without any input from the Committee, then we will certainly know who we were supposed to have put on that list of 3 names.) 

On February 14th the MDGOP held its Executive Committee meeting, comprised of all the chairs and all the state officers.  I attended that meeting knowing that the selection process for legislators would likely be one of the agenda items.  It was.  They closed the meeting for that portion of the agenda, but you will find attached the recommended process which the MDGOP will be pushing at the next convention.  It has many problematic sections and does little to protect the committees’ authority in filling open legislative seats.  In fact, it empowers the MDGOP and the Governor, which means less authority for the Central Committees. In that meeting, Diana Waterman declared her opposition to the legislature taking the authority from the Central Committees and going back to special elections.  Unfortunately, she seems perfectly willing to take that authority away herself, given the attached Policy on Filling Legislative Vacancies, and given the fact the Dirk Haire, the MDGOP lawyer, is now defending the portion of the Carroll County Central Committee intent on sending three names to the Governor.  So, Diana Waterman, along with Second Vice Chair Larry Helminiak, have both taken very public stances for the Central Committees to acquiesce to the demands of the Governor and send three names, thereby surrendering the Committee’s authority in filling the vacancy.  That is not where either our Chair or Vice Chair should be.  Their duty should be in defending committee authority not surrendering it, whether to our governor or anyone else.

If the Court of Appeals rules against us and says that we are Constitutionally allowed to send as many names as either the committee or the Governor wants, then we are left with nothing more than the status quo---in essence, nothing will change and Chairs can either go along with the Governor or not.  If, however, the Court of Appeals rules for us, then legally only one name can be sent to the Governor to fill a legislative vacancy.  Our lawyers expect the Court to hand down its ruling today, tomorrow at the latest.
I hope you are safe in your commute this icy morning.
Kathy Fuller
Carroll County Republican Central Committee member
The Republican Party stands for this- .  Now, let's govern like we mean it!
"Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty-never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."
                                                                                       Winston Churchill
                                                                                        Prime Minister, Great Britain

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