I’ve known David Bossie, the Head Honcho at Citizens United, for 30 years now. We met back in 1986 when we were both working on Linda Chavez’s campaign for US Senate in Maryland.
I swear, I knew way back then that David Bossie was – and was going to be – something special. I really did. He had “Superstar” written all over him.
Damn, did I EVER nail that one. This man knows everyone on the right side of the political spectrum. EVERYONE, from Ted Cruz to Donald Trump – both of whom David Bossie considers to be friends – seemingly love him. In fact, I was joking around yesterday that David Bossie was the only thing those two (Cruz and Trump) agree on. For proof, look no further than here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE4CeK1E_2I
Anyway, as I’m sure most of you dear readers know by now, David Bossie has announced that he is running for the position of MDGOP National Committeeman against the soon-to-be-former MDGOP National Committeeman, Louis Pope – of whom I’ll be writing more within the next week.
I’m not going to rehash what you’ve likely already read about David – Mr. Citizens United, married, a father of some young ‘uns, that kind of thing. What I am going to say is that Maryland is about to set the new, incredibly high, bar for what it means for the GOP of a given state to have as its National Committee team to the RNC.
Think about it. MD already has a spectacular National Committeewoman in Nicolee Ambrose. She is relentless in her pursuit of making MD a true two party state and has pretty much re-defined what it means to be a national committeewoman to the RNC. If you don’t yet know, Nicolee Ambrose – whom I’ve now known for almost 8 years – is constantly strategizing, holding fundraisers at her home and heading up her acclaimed “Super Saturdays” in which she targets certain neighborhoods in certain districts and organizes door-to-door armies to, well, go door to door. I personally credit her efforts for helping put the GOP Mayor of Annapolis, Mike Pantelides -who won by 59 votes – over the top.
Anyway, if you couple Nicolee Ambrose’s “take it to the streets” style of Committeewoman-ing with David Bossie’s knowledge and friendship of and with the national players – which could mean great fundraising possibilities for the MDGOP – you’ve got an amazing and unbeatable team.
An amazing and unbeatable team…I became acutely aware of that while watching both of them strut their stuff at Wednesday night’s GOP Harford County Central Committee meeting.
Now, yes, I am fully aware that, for that team to become a reality, there is the formality of an election – in David Bossie’s case and a re-election – in Nicolee Ambrose’s case.
That formality will take place on May 14, 2016 at the MD State GOP Convention. Nicolee has already proven that she could be a giant killer – 4 years ago when she was first elected. I have no doubt – none, whatsoever – that David will do the same running, as he is, against an opponent who, 4 years ago, shot himself in the foot (again, more on that next week).
Nicolee Ambrose has already raised the bar of what it means to be a Committeeperson. The two of them together, Nicolee Ambrose and David Bossie, will now further raise that bar – well into the stratosphere, and ALL to Maryland’s benefit.