Hello Maryland Republicans,

I am deeply honored that you re-elected me as Maryland’s National Committeewoman this past weekend. Competition is the American way, and so I was determined to focus on issues & the results we have achieved together.

We have truly come so far.  Back in 2012, members of the Maryland GOP were depressed and concerned we would never again elect a statewide Republican.  Together we decided to change that.  Beginning with a grassroots plan focused on working both smarter and harder, we lifted ourselves up by our own bootstraps.  Next came a comprehensive Grassroots program – replete with Super Saturdays – where we took our message directly to the voters.  Victories began rolling in sooner than we thought possible.  First, we elected mayors in blue cities and then we elected Governor Hogan and swept blue districts.  Then, we re-elected a Republican Governor for the first time in Maryland’s modern history.  This was only possible because we took our issues to the voters and unlike the Democrats, we Republicans take no Marylander for granted.

I am honored to be part of this team of grassroots warriors who get in the arena.  As leaders of our GOP, thank you for demonstrating exactly what “Citizenship in a Republic” should be as best said by President Theodore Roosevelt:

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

President Theodore Roosevelt

As citizen warriors in the arena, we have two very specific tasks ahead of us: elections in 2020 and 2022.  For this year, the pressure is on to re-elect President Trump and also support our GOP nominees in races across the state.  At this very moment, we need to be reaching out to our fellow Marylanders via Trump Talk to make sure they have received their ballots and submit them before June 2nd.  We must give credit where credit is due and recognize our Maryland Young Republicans and College Republicans, who have made over 310,000 voter contacts since February 1st.   All of the groundwork we are doing this year will help us train and prepare for 2022.

I look forward to working with each and every one of you to make this state more RED.  We have come so far in transforming our state’s political culture.  We Republicans are working diligently to give Marylanders a true two party system. This transformation was only possible because of our teamwork, and we will only continue to build with teamwork.  Thank you for re-electing me, and I’m honored that you placed your faith and confidence in me. 

Onward to making Maryland more RED!  Thank you!

Nicolee

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