Larry Hogan Jr., left in 1992 at a campaign event. See more of that election and over 200 great editorial cartoons featuring dozens of Maryland politicos in The Story of The Rag available in eBook, paperback and in Audible.
In 1992 Republican Larry Hogan Jr. was the GOP standard-bearer against Democrat Steny Hoyer for the newly expanded 5th Congressional District, to which the counties of St. Mary’s, Calvert and Charles had been removed from the First Congressional District of the Eastern Shore. Hogan came within 25,000 votes of Hoyer on Election Day, his closest margin in the last 250 years he has been in Congress.
When not attempting to beat Democrats, Larry Hogan contributes money to their campaigns. This 1992 editorial cartoon points out the electoral drama of the day. See more in The Story of The Rag
Congressman Steny Hoyer rushes in and saves the Navy from BRAC once again.
Steny Hoyer, with no particular skills or experience in military matters, gave a lot of promises about how he would be an effective advocate for the Navy should he win the 1992 election and represent Southern Maryland. See more in The Story of The Rag.
The long romance of Richard Fritz and the Emptyprize transcends his guilty plea to carnal knowledge of a minor child. But he has been good at locking up black drug dealers while letting the white guys skate. Fritz and Judge Clarke Raley actually allowed drug dealers of any race to bring lots of cash to court and pay big fines to avoid jail time in a unique case of Leonardtown Payola. See more toons in The Story of The Rag.
In 1994, Shane Mattingly, then a Democrat, lost the Democratic Primary running against the Cash Cow Johnny Wood. In 1998, Shane had switched to the GOP and lost again to Wood. But he became the chairman of the Republican Central Committee. In 2014, Shane Mattingly is now the third Mattingly to square off against Republican Richard Fritz. In 1994 Fritz was a Democrat and lost the primary to incumbent Walter B. Dorsey. See more in The Story of The Rag.
Tommy McKay’s only honest interview — which did not take place with The Hambone Gazette. See more in The Story of The Rag in eBook and paperback at Amazon.
St. Mary’s County Circuit Court Judge Joseph A. Mattingly Sr. leaves a voting booth at the Leonardtown Vol. Fire Department in 1994. See more in The Story of The Rag.
Democrat George Aud served as St. Mary’s Commissioner President and was elected three times. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo. See more on politics in The Story of The Rag in paperback, eBook and Audible.