Kimberly Klacik (candidate for Representative in Congress in District 7) held a campaign event at Union Jack’s in Columbia on October 21st.
Here is information from a post on the campaign Facebook page about the event:
I was unable to attend and cover the event due to other commitments I had yesterday. Here are a few notes and thoughts I had after seeing this post:
- It is always good to see candidates (no matter the party) running in congressional districts make their way into Howard County to hold campaign events. This does not happen often enough. I will say that the Klacik campaign has held a number of events in Howard County during the Primary and General election cycles.
- During the General Special Election (back in April 2020) Klacik received more than 17,000 votes from Howard County (38.1%). This was county she did best in that special election (Baltimore County: 35.0% and Baltimore City: 5.6%).
- I am a little surprised that given the number of people noted that attended that this event was not held outdoors. Restaurants are still under very strict rules with the reopening guidelines in Maryland. While capacity has been extended to 75% there are still rules about the wearing of masks, standing in the bar area and social distancing guidelines. The photos published (or at least the one in the upper right) seem to be violating some of those rules.
ARTICLE UPDATE (8:33am): The following comment and photo about the event was posted online and with permission I am updating this article:
It has been reported that Kimberly Klacik raised $6.4M in fundraising and if you watch local TV you have probably seen one or more of her campaign ads.
I have not seen as much activity from current Congressman Kweisi Mfume during this election cycle. That being said he did win the 2020 Special Election with more than 73% of the votes casts: https://elections.maryland.gov/elections/2020/results/special_general/gen_results_2020_3_009X.html
This is the one interesting congressional race to watch for residents in Howard County…and it will be interesting (at least to me) to see what type of presence each candidate will have at the early voting centers here in Howard County. I will be visiting some of the early voting locations to take photos…so stay tuned.
Early Voting Centers will be open from 7am to 8pm from October 26 through November 2, 2020. Learn more: https://scotteblog.com/2020/08/29/early-voting-centers-in-howard-county-for-the-2020-general-election/
Election Day Vote Centers will be open from 7am to 8pm on November 3, 2020. Learn more: https://scotteblog.com/2020/10/15/howard-county-board-of-elections-2020-presidential-election-day-voting-centers/