Now that the DNC has wrapped up their convention of platitudes, it is full steam ahead to the RNC Convention. In the coming week, Americans will hear about the countless results that President Trump has delivered for the American people.
Along these lines, I am very excited to share with you our new Trump Top 10!
With all the results the President has produced, it is a challenge to narrow the list down. But our Grassroots team thought these issues resonate the best with swing/undecided voters. Yuge thanks to the volunteers who worked on our new Trump Top 10: Melissa Brown, Pat Fenati, Todd Logsdon, Sandy Kapinos, Kathryn Jerrard, Jim Wass, and our stellar Executive Director Corine Frank.
Our hope is that this one-page “Trump Top 10” is resource for you. Print it out to review in a speech to a local club, enlarge it on foamboard for your county headquarters, and/or print 500 copies and hand it out as you knock on doors!
Onward to victory!
Nicolee Ambrose Assistant Secretary of the 2020 RNC Convention RNC Maryland National Committeewoman
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.
It is a complete joy to serve alongside you and I humbly ask for your vote at our Convention on Saturday!
The most fulfilling part of my volunteer position is working alongside you and sharing our successes to advocate for Maryland. These results are possible because we have built a tremendous team focused on building the GOP.
I look forward to seeing you online at our Virtual MDGOP Convention tomorrow! Please make sure you are registered by 5:00pm today, Friday. If you are having any difficulties with IT, please reach out to support@MDGOP.org .
I also want to share additional endorsements from more of our leaders from around the state. These sentiments, as well as those shared by so many of you in our conversations, are endlessly appreciated! My goal is always to earn your support.
“Nicolee’s enthusiasm, dedication, and limitless energy are building the Republican ranks in Maryland. Whether through grassroots, working with Young Republicans, Super Saturdays, or speaking at events, Nicolee continuously works to promote Republican values. By sharing our platform, Nicolee shows voters the better option is smaller government. For her success in strengthening our party, I proudly endorse Nicolee Ambrose for Maryland Republican National Committeewoman.”
Tammy Truitt Chairman Somerset County GOP
“I am setting pen to paper today to wholeheartedly support Nicolee Ambrose. I cannot think of a more perfect person to hold the position of National Committeewoman. She is the hardest worker I know in the MDGOP. She is not only a friend, but has been a great supporter in my campaigns for State Senate.
“Nicolee is very committed to turning our state red. She has dedicated much of her time hosting public speaking classes for candidates, increasing the party’s presence with her Grassroots efforts, and organizing and attending Super Saturdays and other training classes. Her willingness to assist candidates in all aspects of their campaigns is a great asset. She goes above and beyond her responsibilities as National Committeewoman.
“She also volunteers her time in the community and is a good representative of the Republican Party with her positive attitude and outgoing personality. I sincerely recommend Nicolee Ambrose to be re-elected as National Committeewoman.”
Jesse Peed State Senate Nominee, District 27 Member & Former Chairman, Prince George’s GOP
“I am excited to share my endorsement of one of Maryland’s finest, Nicolee Ambrose for Maryland National Committeewoman.
“I will never forget when Nicolee organized a Super Saturday here in Salisbury, to help us overcome all odds and elect a Republican to the City Council. Nicolee’s efforts helped to push us over the finish line – we truly could not have done it without her. I am proud support Nicolee Ambrose in her reelection campaign as Maryland’s National Committeewoman; rather than being political, my endorsement of Nicolee is both practical & personal. From Super Saturdays to grassroots trainings, Nicolee always comes through when we need her. Whether it’s an issue of local, state, or national importance, Nicolee is only an email away, ready to offer support for even the smallest of municipal races. I have no doubt that Nicolee Ambrose will continue to make Maryland proud as our National Committeewoman.”
Nate Sansom Chairman Wicomico GOP
“It is with excitement and joy that I am supporting Nicolee Ambrose for re-election as the Maryland Republican National Committeewoman. Nicolee has been an active force in grassroots organizing as well as developing strong relationships with local committees across Maryland. I have had the pleasure to work closely with Nicolee for many years in my position as Vice-Chair of the Talbot County Republican Central Committee and as the Chair of the Mid Shore Young Republicans. Her leadership and integrity have helped diversify the party. We need to keep growing the party, and I know my friend Nicolee Ambrose can get the job done!”
Jim Jaramillo Vice Chair Talbot County GOP
“In 2015 Nicolee and numerous volunteers travelled to Salisbury to support my campaign for Salisbury City Council with a Super Saturday event which lead to overwhelming victory against three other opponents. Nicolee’s support of candidates in municipal & local elections, those running for state offices, and up to highest offices in the land, display her commitment and dedication to the Republican Party.
Her leadership is extraordinary and I fully support her re-election as Maryland’s National Committeewoman.”
Councilman Muir Boda Vice Chair Wicomico County GOP
“I have known Nicolee Ambrose for several years and have watched her rise in her offices and responsibilities. She has performed well at every level including her present position as GOP National Committeewoman for the State of Maryland. I see no reason to change this position or to interrupt our progress. I am, therefore, proud to join many others and endorse Nicolee Ambrose to continue as GOP National Committeewoman to represent the State of Maryland.”
John C. Gordon, MD Member Baltimore County Republican Central Committee
“In 2017, I moved to Maryland and almost immediately got involved in the MDGOP. I was excited to get to work and learn the lay of the land in a new state!
One person that welcomed me to the Maryland Republican Party with open arms was Nicolee Ambrose. As an FO, Nicolee was an invaluable resource. She helped me when it came to working with down ballot candidates, engaging volunteers, and mobilizing our supporters to get involved in our grassroots efforts.
She is a leader who consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty and is constantly giving back to the community. One example is her involvement with Tears of a Mother’s Cry, a nonprofit in Baltimore City that supports those who have lost family members to violence. She has gotten many in her network, including myself, involved to help those who need it most.
Thank you for your leadership, support, friendship, and commitment to making the Republican Party better. I wholeheartedly support your re-election and look forward to working with you for many years to come!”
Victoria Laird Maryland College Republican 2018 Victory Team
Thank you to these fine Americans, leaders, and activists for sharing their support. Thank you to so many others of you who have also shared your support of my re-election. I humbly ask for your vote at our convention tomorrow.
It is my distinct honor to share wonderful news from many GOP leaders in Montgomery County. Home to several statewide leaders and dedicated Central Committee members, I am honored that over half of Montgomery County GOP Members are supporting my re-election. Thank you to First Vice Chair Dennis Melby, Second Vice Chair Jeff Brown, and Treasurer Don Irvine for the below endorsements.
Additionally, our statewide Maryland Young Republican Chairman Maria Sofia calls Montgomery home. Thank you to Maria for this incredibly touching endorsement video about our work together building the future of our Party!
Thank you also to the Montgomery County Central Committee members and officers who have endorsed me and shared their support. It has been a complete pleasure to work with you from training events and Super Saturdays, to advocating issues and challenging the Dems on MoCo media venues. Thank you for the following personal endorsements.
“A while back, in a blue state, in a blue Montgomery County, and a very blue town, I was elected 4 times to the village council in Friendship Heights. We were a little town of only 5,000 citizens, but like all over the state you run non-partisan. Most times in areas like that we’re not elected because we are Republicans, but despite being a Republican. While the hard work to get elected the first time was important the reelection was the key. It meant they knew you, they trusted you, and it meant they liked your accomplishments.
Thanks for your hard work. I’m glad to serve with some great and dedicated people on the Central Committee, and look forward to voting for you on Saturday.”
Dennis Melby 1st Vice Chair Montgomery County GOP
“I am endorsing Nicolee Ambrose for re-election as Maryland’s National Committee Woman. She has worked closely with most of us in Montgomery County whenever we have asked including many super Saturdays. Her grassroots classes and her tireless efforts to improve Maryland’s connections to the RNC have in my opinion proved to me she is an asset we need in this position. Nicolee has my total support in her re-election effort.”
Jeff Brown 2nd Vice Chair Montgomery County GOP
“I am proud to announce my endorsement for the re-election of Nicolee Ambrose as the National Committeewoman representing the Republican Party in the great state of Maryland. Nicolee has devoted countless hours to help build our party by speaking, holding events and working with central committees throughout the state. During her time in office, Nicolee has reinvigorated the position of National Committeewoman and epitomizes what it means to be a Republican in a deep blue state.
Don Irvine Treasurer Montgomery County GOP
“Sam and Pat Fenati, members of the Montgomery County Central Committee, are standing with the candidates supported by the President of the United States, Dave Bossie and Nicolee Ambrose who we have found to be ALWAYS willing to help Montgomery County.”
Sam & Pat Fenati Members Montgomery County GOP
“Why would we take the risk of changing competent representation in the middle of a crisis? We are competing with our political opponents, every other state, and the Chinese virus for attention and funding. The GOP leadership and the President have relationships with Nicolee and we need their help.”
Rick Hansen Member Montgomery County GOP
“I endorse Nicolee Ambrose for Maryland National Committeewoman. Nicolee is doing a great job representing Maryland’s Republican Party with the RNC. Thank you Nicolee for a job well done.”
Dolores Reyes Member Montgomery County GOP
“Nicolee has been a team player for a Trump 2020 and will continue for Trump in the next four years!”
Joséphine Wang Chair, MoCo Trump 2020 Member, Montgomery County GOP
“I am delighted to endorse Nicolee Ambrose to be our next Maryland Republican Party National Committeewoman!
I think she is very hardworking, knowledgeable and the most dedicated party official that I know. I have heard her talking, seen her working in the last few years. I have no doubt she will continue to do great things as National Committeewomen in the new term.”
I’m grateful to share the news that the Anne Arundel County GOP is supporting my re-election as National Committeewoman! From knocking doors to help win a Mayor’s race by 59 votes to bringing Dr. Alveda King to the Annapolis dock to read to children, it is always a pleasure to partner with the Anne Arundel GOP. This team has a passion for Grassroots which is embodied by Anne Arundel’s own, Faith Loudon, Chairman of the MD GOP Grassroots Committee.
Thank you to Chairman James Appel and the GOP for their support! Thank you also to the following Anne Arundel GOP Members who shared personal endorsement statements, as well.
“A little over eight years ago I met Nicolee Ambrose. I was running for Congress in District 4 – a real long shot – but that did not deter her. She introduced me to key people who could help me. The President of the NRA had a fundraiser for me at her suggestion. She was instrumental at getting the support of SHE-PAC for me. Since then I have worked very closely with Nicolee once she became our National Committeewoman, and I have never met a more hardworking individual. Her contacts with the RNC have been beneficial to the MDGOP and Republican activists alike. She has hosted an MDGOP Christmas Party fundraiser at her home for the past 9 years, which has been a popular asset to the party. I ask you to please cast your vote for Nicolee Ambrose for Republican National Committeewoman at our Virtual Spring Convention on May 16th.”
Faith Loudon MDGOP Grassroots Chairman Member, Anne Arundel County GOP Former GOP Congressional Nominee (CD-4)
“During a lifetime of working in and for the Republican Party I have seldom had an easier decision, or one I am more proud of, than endorsing our National Committeewoman, Nicolee Ambrose for re-election.
I’ve been around – Seven times on the Central Committee; Legal Counsel and Executive Director of the State Republican Party; two time National Convention delegate; State Legislator; Judge; Agency Head under both Governors Ehrlich and Hogan – and I’ve heard a lot of promises and seen a lot of campaigns.
I have known every Republican National Committeewomen since the 1970’s and I can say, without hesitation, that Nicolee is the best of a great group of women leaders.
Nicolee is the complete package. Whether it’s helping candidates, raising money, leading party building, or giving her time to help people in need she is always, always there. Her vision, commitment and endless energy make this party better and stronger. She is articulate and compassionate. She is the kind of leader we want out there advancing our cause every day – something she is already doing and doing well.
Nicolee has a passion to make our Party succeed that comes along once in a generation.
Nicolee understands, like Ronald Reagan did and Donald Trump does, that this party must, must, reach out and show people we care about them and their lives. That’s why President Trump has endorsed her in this campaign.
I was proud to stand with Ronald Reagan when Reagan wasn’t cool. The people I came to know then who were also with him were like Nicolee; they had a passion to make this party succeed and make America Great Again. I know that she would have been with us on the frontlines of the Reagan Revolution. She is definitely one of us.
We are blessed to have a leader like Nicolee Ambrose as this State’s National Committeewoman. With her toil, her energy, her enthusiasm, her commitment, her accomplishments, and her sweat she has earned our votes and her re-election.
I am voting for Nicolee Ambrose and I urge the members of our Committee to do the same. Let us go forward together.”
Mike Burns Member Anne Arundel County GOP
“Nicolee Ambrose your effective leadership and devotion to grassroots continues to make a difference in the Republican Party. Your volunteerism and dedication to sharing our conservative values has been recognized by an endorsement from our party’s very own, President Donald Trump. I am so thankful to have met you at Freedom Works, where you introduced yourself to me. I immediately understood your passion for community involvement and growing the Republican Party. I hope to learn from you and hope to get on your level of activism. Our President supports you and so do I! Let’s make Maryland more red!”
I’m excited to share great news emanating from Baltimore County. To begin, I am deeply honored that Ambassador Ellen Sauerbrey issued the following statement:
“As our Republican National Committeewoman, Nicolee Ambrose has been tireless in encouraging, motivating and communicating with the grassroots of our party. I have seen her contagious enthusiasm and optimism, especially with young Republicans, as she travels the state promoting the party and Republican candidates. I know that Nicolee understands the need to dedicate all her time and energy to building our Maryland team from the ground up and also providing a respected link to the national party.”
Additionally, I’m also grateful for the support of a supermajority of Baltimore County Central Committee members. Thank you to the following leaders who took time to share the below personal endorsement statements.
“I am very proud to endorse Nicolee Ambrose for re-election as RNC Committeewoman. Over the years I have witnessed first-hand Nicolee’s dedication to the MD GOP and Conservative principles. Nicolee has taken the lead on many statewide training programs. She can be seen going door-to-door on Super Saturdays, no matter where and what the weather is. She is a dedicated fundraiser for our party and graciously opens her home up for fundraising events. Nicolee is a proven leader and I am proud to support her for re-election as RNC Committeewoman.”
Kathleen Smero Chair Baltimore County Republican Central Committee
“Nicolee has been a friend for twenty years. I’ve seen her when things were great and when things were not. She has the disposition of a champion. Going form task to task while planning large operations without pause. Many leaders will come up with great ideas and perhaps delegate every detail. Not Nicolee; she will conceive of a great fundraiser and then line up the volunteers and then work the door and make sure that everything is running well. Others may invent something like a Super Saturdays, but only Nicolee will be out there each time with her running shoes on. She brings people together for projects and leaves no detail for granted. I sincerely ask you to join Kathy Smero and myself in endorsing Nicolee for the position of National Committeewoman.”
Al Mendelsohn Member, Past Chairman Baltimore County Republican Central Committee
“I endorse Nicolee Ambrose as National Committeewoman because not only have I seen how hard and passionately she works, but also how kind, respectful and inspiring she is. Nicolee is always at work creating and implementing ways to support the Republican Party and a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment and the right to life. She is personable, present, involved, and always appreciates your input.”
Liliana Pulvirenti Member Baltimore County Republican Central Committee
“Nicolee Ambrose has worked hard with fundraising and building the Republican Party as our National Republican Committeewoman from Maryland. She deserves re-election to her position.”
Paul M. Blitz Member, Former Second Vice Chairman Baltimore County Republican Central Committee
“I’m writing this message to offer my enthusiastic endorsement for Nicolee Ambrose for Maryland RNC National Committeewoman. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet and converse with Nicolee on so many state and national issues that affect our lives.
I am always totally impressed with Nicolee’s informative and complete “electric” presentations at the GOP conferences and other events. Her comments always set a razor-sharp focus on where we are and where we need to go with respect to Republican progress in Maryland.
She is a person who truly “walks the talk.” She is constantly engaged in promoting and participating in local events and communications activities to improve the Maryland Republican Party’s visibility and vitality. Her diligence and perseverance is her trademark and offers a great model for others to follow.
I hope you will join me in voting and supporting Nicolee’s continuance as Maryland’s RNC National Committeewoman.”
Bob Schweitzer Member Baltimore County Republican Central Committee
Delegate Ric Metzgar Maryland House of Delegates (District 6 – Baltimore County)
“Working with Nicolee, I see nothing but a pattern of hard work and dedication. Knowing this, I believe we will go places we have never gone before with Nicolee Ambrose’s continued leadership as our NCW.”
Senator Johnny Salling Maryland Senate (District 6 – Baltimore County)