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by John Aravosis


Judd Legum, founder of ThinkProgress and a longtime friend of Americablog, is running for state delegate in Maryland.

Judd is targeting a Republican named Ron George, who is one of the most right-wing members of the Maryland House of Delegates. George is a co-sponsor of "Maryland's Marriage Protection Act," a state constitutional amendment that's widely viewed as Maryland's version of Proposition 8. The bill would not only write discrimination against gays and lesbians into the Maryland constitution, it would "affect the ability of the State and local governments to extend benefits to partners of the same sex," such as hospital visitation.

George is also the co-sponsor of a constitution amendment that "would define anything from a fertilized egg through a full-term fetus as a person... a strategy for effectively outlawing abortion" no matter what the circumstance.

If Judd is elected we can replace this far-right representative with a new generation of progressive leadership. He wants to take the values he learned as a progressive blogger -- accountability, transparency, inclusiveness -- and bring them to the state house.

But he's going to need your help. George is not only a prolific fundraiser but is independently wealthy, dumping $50,000 of his own money into his last election. If you can, please help Judd out and donate a few bucks via this ActBlue page.

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