By Len Lazarick | Maryland Reporter
The juicy red meat of the steaks on the dinner plates was matched by the red meat politics U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, dished out to 400 Republican Party faithful at the Maryland GOP’s annual Red, White & Blue dinner Thursday night at Baltimore’s Renaissance Hotel.
“I certainly wish we would be introducing Vice President Paul Ryan tonight,” said Rep. Andy Harris, Maryland’s lone remaining Republican congressman. Despite Mitt Romney’s loss, Ryan was able to retain his seat in the House of Representatives and continue chairing its budget committee.
He urged the GOP in Maryland to follow Wisconsin’s example, and overthrow Democratic dominance of state government as his home state did when it elected Scott Walker governor in 2010.
“You’ve gotta have a plan to take back Annapolis in 2014,” Ryan said.