According to this story by Derek Simmonsen in the Howard County Times, John Bailey, “a high school social studies teacher” has filed to run as a Republican against Delegate Liz Bobo in the 2010 statewide elections. No one will argue that Mr. Bailey faces an uphill battle against Bobo but at least he’s putting himself out there. Last time around Liz ran unopposed.
The bigger story to me though is the increasing number of registered voters in Howard County who list no party affiliation.
“The numbers are definitely in the Democrats' favor -- Barack Obama won Howard County with roughly 87,000 votes to John McCain's 55,000 last November. Both parties have lost about 1,000 registered voters since November, but the imbalance remains.
As of June, there were roughly 84,000 registered Democrats in Howard County compared to about 54,000 Republicans. Nearly 31,000 voters list no party affiliation, making them open game for both parties.”
That would include this old dog.