Does Maryland matter in 2012?
David Ferguson discusses primaries
- Duration 4:20
- Date Apr 2, 2012
David Ferguson discusses primaries
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And so Wisconsin and one of the races where delegates are up for grabs tomorrow and also the other of course being at Maryland and joining us now to talk a little bit more about that is that David Ferguson he's the executive director of the Maryland GOP.
I UN today.
Good morning Heather how are you I'm doing great -- the weather down there Marilyn because we do know that that affects people when they head out.
It was a little bit this morning but it all of all of that was -- have we're gonna have good weather tomorrow big turnout tomorrow so what do you what's your prediction what do you think it's going to happen.
Well we know that whoever wins tomorrow.
What will -- be able to be Barack Obama in November.
And we're looking forward to working whoever's the nominee.
Presidential -- in the US so that's on the congressional side.
-- have some polls that kind of say what the possibility maybe.
Since you're not saying.
That -- GOP voters who were -- this is a public policy polling taken march 31 through April 1.
Mitt Romney favored fifty -- percent Rick Santorum 27%.
Then of course -- Gingrich and Ron Paul so it does look like at this point anyway.
Mitt Romney with his Signet is significant -- there -- on the GOP voters in Maryland.
Well that would surprise me governor Romney has been here as well as governor senator Santorum and it's beginning -- chain -- from Pall -- been here.
We've had overwhelming crowds at every event overflow crowds.
Governor Romney came last week he had to get three speeches he had to give one to the town hall.
One to the overflow room -- one to the parking lot.
And so it looks like there's lot of enthusiasm out there phone all socks and we're excited haven't it's been a huge boost for our party.
We've had a lot of enthusiasm a lot of volunteer sign up in getting ready for November.
A lot of enthusiasm because for your state and for Merrill and and and the GOP primary it's historic for you guys right.
Well Maryland is -- -- historically that has been a net negative state we always.
-- candidates -- committees but they never see it spin their home state and I think that is ignite a lot of enthusiasm and excitement across the state.
What you do on the Eastern Shore up in western Maryland or in Baltimore.
Are everywhere between people are excited that they that they -- votes matter and Maryland matters and points well.
Explain -- just mentioned three different portions of the state.
How did the voters change based on which area you're talking about the three that you just addressed the boys that are significant to them.
Well -- we have more socially conservative areas owned.
-- Eastern Shore -- western Maryland.
Then you have a lot of federal workers outside.
DC in Montgomery County Prince George's County.
Give a large manufacturing base outside of the Port of Baltimore.
-- -- would almost American miniature.
I and we feel alive that the way we compete is -- almost running Maryland -- your country and we have so many different voting segments.
That we need to reach out to all of them.
And which areas do you expect.
Santorum to do the best we'll Begin with Eminem ask -- the same question for Romney.
Well I believe this that are central -- his best over Western Pennsylvania he was in Frederick on a radio show yesterday.
With chairman Alex -- Right south of his home in Pennsylvania.
And so that that's socially conservative western Maryland part.
Will be his base for Maryland in -- twelfth.
And that's -- -- charm -- about Romney -- Mitt Romney I think he's going to exceptionally well in Montgomery County Prince George's County Baltimore area.
It actually he's got broad support here across the state and that he is abilities little -- lot of Tea Party support.
There was a vast number of Tea Party supporters at his rally last week.
And so he's going to build you cast a wide net and get -- from all across -- IRA and thank you semites David and I appreciate you joining us this morning I have to ask you you seem so serious -- haven't -- Well I am who I know we got 24 hours Election Day and busy to get ready -- -- Thank you had enough that you have a good morning you're welcome you have a great morning to you and I have yet a huge turnout tomorrow had a feeling that you well why they very much I can't and I.