Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sid Kramer's Write-In Campaign, 1990

Sid Kramer served one term on the County Council and two terms in the Senate before becoming Montgomery County's third Executive in 1986. Most people expected Kramer to win reelection easily. But five-term County Council Member Neal Potter filed to run at the last minute and beat Kramer in the Democratic primary. Undaunted, Kramer launched a write-in campaign for the general election, telling voters to "Save Our County" by sending him back. Kramer lost, but he was not through challenging the Democratic establishment. In 1998, Harford County Executive Eileen Rehrmann recruited Kramer as her Lieutenant Governor candidate in her challenge to incumbent Parris Glendening. The Rehrmann-Kramer team lost with 13% of the vote in the primary and Sid Kramer was never on the ballot again. We reprint his 1990 write-in lit pieces, as well as the cover to his joint piece with Rehrmann, below.