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Heroic Marine Assaults Enemy Stronghold

Posted on | October 19, 2010 | 24 Comments

That stronghold being Maryland’s 5th Congressional District, where House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer is pinned down under heavy fire from Republican challenger Charles Lollar:

You know the Democrats are in trouble when Steny Hoyer hits the airwaves in his campaign to retain his seat in Congress. Hoyer, whose seat was generously drawn for him by Maryland Senate President Mike Miller, usually uses his campaign largesse to benefit his Democratic Party colleagues with little thought of himself.
That changed due to an aggressive campaign by first-time candidate Charles Lollar, who is making inroads into previous Hoyer strongholds in Charles, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties.
Lollar, who served in the Marine Corps, is taking the same no-nonsense approach to going after the previously unassailable Hoyer that has earned the U.S. Marine Corps worldwide respect and, yes, a little bit of fear.
Steny, who famously bragged in past campaigns that he is a “tax, tax, spend, spend Democrat,” has, through the magic of political advertising, been transformed into a statesman whom the good people of the 5th congressional district of Maryland cannot do without. . . .

Read the whole thing by Rick Manning in The Hill. Three weeks ago, after Smitty and I had lunch with Charles Lollar, I reminded you:

When you tell a Marine to “take that hill,” he’s gonna by God take that hill, or die trying. . . .
Are you gonna let a Marine die on that hill?

Now, thanks to your help, Maj. Lollar has Steny Hoyer in his sights. How about giving another $20 to help Charles Lollar finish the fight?

This is truly a heroic battle. The Lollar campaign is run entirely by volunteers, with strong Tea Party support, and an upset victory in MD-5 would shock the nation. Every “Dollar for Lollar” makes a difference. Please do all you can to help.

CHARLES LOLLAR for U.S. CONGRESS

UPDATE: Maj. Lollar gets an “oo-rah!” from Dan Riehl.

UPDATE II: In desperation, Rahm Emanuel sends out a fund-raising e-mail to help the DCCC get more money to pay for more misleading ads to smear Republicans.

UPDATE III: Welcome, Instapundit readers! The question is now raised of an “apocalyptic scenario” for Democrats in two weeks, but as Professor Reynolds keeps reminding us, don’t get cocky!

Comments

  • KingShamus

    Give dollars for Lollar.

    Man, getting Steny out of there would be rad.

  • SER

    Just donated.

  • Chris

    While reading Instapundit, I recognized the name, Charles Lollar, and had to check for myself. Yes, it is the same Charles that I knew from McEachern High School in Powder Springs, GA. Charles is one of those people that you never forget. It boils down to his infectious positivity, sense of humor and giant smile. You go Charles! A Benjamin Franklin from Chris Thompson and family is on it’s way.

  • Dcthunder

    Can we get a Marine to run in MD-8 against Chris Van Hollen, please? Too late for this cycle, but 2012 isn’t that far off…

  • Brad

    I’m in another district in Maryland, the one the Sarbanes kid has, but I just sent Lollar a donation. Maryland’s probably hopeless, but if we can get a few it’s a start.

  • Steree99

    Can’t wait to vote to Mr. Lollar. Go Marine, only a few days to go in order to get rid of Steny!!

  • CayleyGraph

    Really, a marine versus a guy named “Steny” shouldn’t be a contest at all.

  • Leadhead

    Where will Steny move next? His district was redrawn a few elections ago because he couldn’t attract the Black Vote. If he’s threatened this time by a Black Republican, they’ll have to find him more white turf south of his current district.

    Oh and a Benjamin went to Lollar this am.

  • Tulsa Jack

    Did Hoyer actually have the gall to threaten his political opponent, Major Lollar, with the words, “I’m coming after you”? Just exactly what did this miserable D-rat creep mean by that? Forget the issues – I’ll lie and smear your reputation? SEIU will camp in your yard?

    Hoyer is a public employee. No one in the private sector who conducted himself with such a gangster attitude would keep his job for two seconds. Can’t Marylanders see behind the mask of the fascist thugs who have no other object than to steal them blind?