Feeling crabby

"Feeling crabby" Continued...

Issue: "Your right to vote," July 31, 2010

But for Ehrlich to win in Maryland, he will need more than Republicans and Independents. "Democrats have to elect him because Republicans can't," Larry Simns told me at the end of the Harris Crab House meeting. Not only is Simns a fishing boat captain and the president of the Maryland Watermen's Association, he describes himself as a lifelong Democrat who will support Ehrlich.

"I didn't leave the Democratic Party," he said. "The Democratic Party left my viewpoint." Ehrlich and other candidates in left-leaning states hope there are others out there like Captain Simns.

Edward Lee Pitts
Edward Lee Pitts

Lee teaches journalism at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, and is the associate dean of the World Journalism Institute.


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