Forty Fifth President of the United States, Donald J.Trump endorsed Dan Cox for the next Governor of Maryland and shone the light to Maryland’s America First Candidates: Dan Cox for Governor and his running mate Gordana Schifanelli for Lieutenant Governor.
The endorsement wouldn’t be a big deal, but for the fact that Maryland’s Republican Party is highly polarized between those who support America First policy and current Governor Hogan’s Democrat leaning policies to wit: Governor Hogan will be remembered in Maryland for shutting down businesses and Churches during 2020 Covid pandemic and with his Commerce Secretary, Kelly Shultz also running for Maryland’s Governor, discriminating them between essential and non essential, to shutting down schools, mandating masks and experimental genetic treatments against virus with 99.9% survival rate among children, and further promoting controversial and anti American Critical Theories in Maryland schools.
During Hogan’s two terms Maryland became top ranking state together with New York and New Jersey for exodus of its people to Florida, Tennessee, and other southern state that don’t have state taxes and other fees. Maryland’s economy consists of 60% workforce employed in either federal, state and local governments and Maryland businesses left the state due to hostile economic conditions. For an example Beretta the Italian firearm manufacturer who has been in Maryland since 1977 finally moved to Tennessee due to hostile 2nd Amendment conditions around Hogan’s first term;
Catherine’s: The affordable plus-sized clothing retailer for women announced it was shuttering all stores after parent company, Ascena, filed for bankruptcy in July. Maryland had four Catherine’s stores: Capitol Heights, Glen Burnie, Waldorf and Windsor Mill.
Lord & Taylor: The department store filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in August. Lord & Taylor, which traces its roots to 1826, closed 37 stores, including at The Mall in Columbia and White Flint Mall in Kensington.
Modell’s Sporting Goods: The family-owned sporting goods retailer shuttered all its stores after declaring bankruptcy in March. Among the 115 stores were nine in Maryland: Annapolis, Arundel Mills, Baltimore, Bethesda, Capitol Heights, Greenbelt, Germantown, Parkville and Waldorf.
Papyrus: The greeting card chain’s 260 stores entered liquidation in January. Five stores in Maryland closed: Annapolis (1730 Annapolis Mall); Bethesda (7101 Democracy Blvd., Montgomery Mall); Chevy Chase (5457 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase Center), Columbia (10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy., The Mall in Columbia); and Towson (825 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson Town Center).
Pier 1: The home furnishings chain in May announced plans to shutter all of its 541 stores. The company said it would reopen its stores after the pandemic but only long enough to sell off its inventory.
Bed, Bath & Beyond: Three stores in Maryland closed by the end of 2020: Gaithersburg (558 N. Frederick Avenue), Hanover (7000 Arundel Mills Circle) and Salisbury (2653 N. Salisbury Boulevard). The Nottingham Square store (5210 Campbell Boulevard) will close by Jan. 15, 2021, according to the Maryland Department of Labor.
Brooks Brothers: The 200-year-old menswear retailer filed for bankruptcy and was purchased in September by mall operator Simon Property Group, which also now co-owns J.C. Penney. Simon plans to keep about 125 stores in the chain operating; Brooks Brothers had about 425 stores before the pandemic. The outlet store in Hagerstown closed.
J.C. Penney: The department store shuttered three locations in Maryland: Abingdon (3411 Merchant Blvd., Boulevard at Box Hill); Lanham (9100 McHugh Dr., Woodmore Towne Center); and La Vale (1262 Vocke Rd., Country Club Mall).
Jos. A. Banks and Men’s Wearhouse: Tailored Brands, which also the two men’s fashion retailers, let go of 100 stores it identified as underperforming when it filed for bankruptcy in August. These included three in Maryland: Jos. A Bank stores in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Gaithersburg, Rockville and Severna Park as well as the Men’s Wearhouse in Towson Town Center.
Justice announced plans to shutter more than 75 percent of its stores, after the parents company of the tween-focused apparel chain for girls ages 6 to 12, Ascena, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July. In the shop’s final week of liquidation, all inventory was priced under $10. These 10 stores in Maryland closed:
- Annapolis: Westfield Annapolis, 1825 Annapolis Mall
- Bel Air: Harford Mall, 644 Bel Air Road
- Columbia: The Mall in Columbia, 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway
- Cumberland: Country Club Mall, 1262 Vocke Road
- Frederick: Francis Scott Key Mall, 5500 Buckeystown Pike
- Gambrills: Waugh Chapel Towne Centre, 1410 South Main Chapel Way
- Glen Burnie: Marley Station Mall, 7900 Governor Ritchie Highway
- Hagerstown: Valley Mall, 17301 Valley Mall Road
- Salisbury: Centre at Salisbury, 2300 North Salisbury Road.
- Waldorf: St. Charles Towne Center, 11110 Mall Circle
Macy’s: The department store chain closed one store — The Centre at Salisbury —after in early February announcing plans to close 28 stores over the next three years, around a fifth of its brick-and-mortar footprint.
Nordstrom: The department store chain in May announced it would close 16 of its 116 full-line stores after the coronavirus accelerated market trends pushing more shoppers online. The Annapolis Mall store reportedly closed in August.
Sears: Five stores shuttered in Maryland this year as the company sought to reduce its brick-and-mortar footprint. Three closed by April: Sears at Westfield Annapolis, Sears at White Marsh Mall and Sears at St. Charles Towne Center in Waldorf. Two stores — Harford Mall Sears in Bel Air and the Cumberland Sears — closed by the end of February.
Sur La Table: The upscale kitchenware chain closed roughly half of its 120 stores nationwide after filing for bankruptcy in July, citing the pandemic as the reason. The location at Towson Town Center closed.
Patch. org editors Shannon Antinori and Eric Heyl contributed to this report from patch.com
Then it comes to no surprise that Marylanders are excited to welcome America First and equal opportunity for all candidates.
Dan Cox is well known Constitutional lawyer and Maryland Delegate from Frederick and Cecil County. Cox’s running mate, Gordana Schifanelli, is immigrant from Yugoslavia and small business owner, attorney and an adjunct professor at the Naval Academy.
She reached Maryland’s spotlight when in 2020 she stopped Critical Race Theory in her local Queen Anne’s County and ran a successful campaign for the local school board candidates in a historic write-in landslide. She saw horrors of socialist policies and has committed her life to give back love and kindness to Marylanders in the same way they showed her 22 years ago when she came to Maryland from a war torn Yugoslavia.
Please go to CoxForFreedom.com or RestoreFreedoms.com