Noticeably absent in the news coming out of the county Republican camp is any mention of a potential challenger for Ken Ulman. While local Republican heavyweights like Bob Flanagan and Dennis Schrader seem to be positioning themselves for a 2014 executive race, I have yet to hear of anyone willing to take Ken on in 2010.
That’s no surprise. The race for county executive could easily cost a million bucks and Ken has already raised at least half that. He’s fairly popular too, raising the bar even higher for any potential challenger.
It reminds me a similar county election in 1994 when a very popular Chuck Ecker was running for his second term as county exec. The best the Dems could do that year for a challenger was none other than Susan Baker Gray.
Maybe Joan Becker from the Howard County Republican Party should give her a call. It's no secret that she would like to change a few things around here. Then again, there is always Godless Bob. He's not happy with Ken either.