Murphy and Jenkins Hold First Townhall on Illegal Illigration; Announce Details For Next Event

FREDERICK, MARYLAND – This past evening, Brian Murphy, Republican Candidate for Governor of Maryland, Mike Ryman, Candidate for Lt Governor, and Maryland law enforcement stalwart, Frederick Sheriff Chuck Jenkins, held their first townhall on illegal immigration.

This past evening’s event, open to the public and attended by approximately 100 concerned citizens and several members of the media, was held at Frederick’s American Legion Post #11.

After the Pledge of Allegiance, Mike Ryman, Murphy’s pick for Lt Governor, began the evening by discussing the Murphy/Ryman Administration’s intent to root out waste, fraud and abuse. Next, Sheriff Jenkins spoke about Program 287(g), the pressing problems of illegal immigration in Maryland, and his support for Murphy’s candidacy.

Murphy rounded out the evening by thanking Ryman for his vision and willingness to serve, and commended Jenkins for his leadership in addressing this pressing problem. Murphy also reaffirmed his commitment to balance the budget, without raising taxes, and his commitment to work with Sheriff Jenkins to bring about Program 287(g) state-wide.

Sheriff Jenkins has thrown his support behind Brian Murphy over Murphy’s primary opponent, Bob Ehrlich, because of Murphy’s firm commitment to work with Sheriff Jenkins in implementing Program 287(g) statewide. Murphy has been in the forefront of the Governor’s race in acknowledging the size of the illegal immigration problem in Maryland, and for proposing specific solutions to address it.

The next townhall will be:

Tuesday, August 24th
Rockville American Legion
2013 Veirs Mill Rd.
Rockville, MD 20851


Brian Murphy and Robert Ehrlich are running in the Republican Primary on September 14. Governor Martin O’Malley is running in the Democratic Party Primary on September 14. The winners of the respective parties’ elections will square off against each other in the November 2 General Election.

On Tuesday, GOP candidate Brian Murphy said he agreed to debate against his primary opponent, former Governor Bob Ehrlich, on a radio show.

Brian Murphy is a successful Maryland businessman with a BA in Economics from the University of Maryland and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He is founder of the Plimhimmon Group, whose first investment, the Smith Island Baking Company, has been featured in The Washington Post, the Wharton Magazine, the Baltimore Sun, BusinessWeek and other publications for its principled approach to job creation in Maryland.

Yet another Soros tentacle exposed

Jim Wallis, the man behind the so-called “religious left” – a left wing evangelical activist who worked to get evangelical support for Obama — has been exposed as another stooge of George Soros. And he had the gall to accuse Marvin Olasky, the conservative evangelical who asked Wallis to admit his connections to Soros, of lying. Sarah Pulliam Bailey of Christianity Today’s political blog has the story:

Jim Wallis has admitted that Sojourners has received funding in the past from liberal billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Institute.

Last month, Marvin Olasky asked Wallis to admit his affiliations on the left when [he] reported on the money from Soros in World magazine. [snip]

Wallis suggested that Olasky was lying.

“It’s not hyperbole or overstatement to say that Glenn Beck lies for a living. I’m sad to see Marvin Olasky doing the same thing. No, we don’t receive money from Soros. Given the financial crisis of nonprofits, maybe Marvin should call Soros and ask him to send us money.

But Olasky has the goods on Wallis’s Big Lie:

Want to see for yourself what someone apparently did not want you to see? Click here to download the PDF, go to page 225, and you’ll see the grant to Sojourners.

You can also see the 2006 grant by downloading the 990-PF for that year and going to page 125. And by the way, look at page 114 of the 990-PF for 2007: another $100,000 grant to Sojourners “to support the Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform campaign.”

Wallis is claiming incompetence as his excuse, now that he has been exposed:

I should have declined to comment until I was able to review the blog post in question and consulted with our staff on the details of our funding over the past several years. Instead, I answered in the spirit of the accusation and did not recall the details of our funding over the decade in question. The spirit of the accusation was that Sojourners is beholden to funders on the political left, which is false. The allegation concerned three grants received over 10 years from the Open Society Institute that made up the tiniest fraction of Sojourners’ funding during that decade.

Olasky notes:

Sojourners revenues have more than tripled-from $1,601,171 in 2001-2002 to $5,283,650 in 2008-2009-as secular leftists have learned to use the religious left to elect Obama and others.