Muldowney changes his party
By SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writer
Saying he no longer agrees with the party's principles, long-time Democrat Paul D. Muldowney, 65, has changed his affiliation to Republican.
As a Democrat for most of his life he has run for office and held state office as a delegate.
However, he has not voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since 1960, when he voted against nominee President John F. Kennedy, he said.
"That's a heck of a poor record for a democrat," he said. "I vote like a republican and think like a republican."
He remained registered Democrat, though, because one can get more accomplished in Maryland politics as a Democrat since it is such an overwhelmingly democratic state, he said.