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Haddaway-Riccio excited to be Craig’s pick

Del. Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, R-Middle Shore (Photo: Maryland State Archives)

Del. Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, a Middle Shore Republican who lost her job as the House of Delegates‘ minority whip in a leadership shake-up this year, said Friday she will be formally announced as Harford County Executive David R. Craig‘s running mate next week.

“This is an exciting time and I hope you will join me for my official announcement with David Craig,” Haddaway-Riccio wrote on her verified Twitter and Facebook pages.

She said the formal announcement would come on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Annapolis, followed by a second event in St. Michaels at 5 p.m.

Craig campaign manager Jim Pettit confirmed Haddaway-Riccio was Craig’s choice as running mate on Friday. Craig’s chief competition for the Republican nomination so far — Del. Ronald A. George, of Anne Arundel County, has not named a running mate.

Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, a Democrat, picked Howard County Executive Ken Ulman in May for his ticket. Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, who is expected to announce his candidacy for governor in September, has not named a running mate.

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  1. Other than bringing a pretty female face to the Republican ticket, Delegate Jeannie Haddaway (R) doesn’t offer much. A rather ineffective legislator, she sponsored just 1 bill that passed muster during the 2013 session- one that helps small local breweries. In 2010 she was obsessed with passing a law requiring Maryland citizens to be background checked and fingerprinted before they could use certain International personal introduction sites. Haddaway promoted this rather bizarre romance law with a liberal taxpayer funded organization, the Polaris Project. Haddaway seems to be a natural hypocrite, who decried big government spending during a 2011 media campaign, while at the same time steering wasteful pork barrel projects to her own district.