Neil Parrott takes aim at David Trone, says he’s not worried about primary challenger’s approvals
Neil Parrott, a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, wants to beat his challengers in Tuesday’s GOP primaries to represent the Sixth District. challengers received.
Asked if he was concerned about endorsements given to Matthew Foldi, a 25-year-old journalist who hopes to get the GOP nomination to represent the Sixth District, Parrott said: “Not at all.”
Foldi has received a number of endorsements from prominent Republicans, including those from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, RN.Y., Maryland GOP Gov. Larry Hogan, and former Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell. Last week, Foldi received endorsements from Donald Trump Jr. and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
“His statements of support are people from out of state,” Parrott said. “He gets approval from people in California, but that doesn’t affect this district. People care about their wallets, they care about who’s invested in this area, western Maryland. He’s not from here.’
Parrott also targeted incumbent Democratic Rep. David Trone, who he is likely to face in November’s general election if he advances from the primary on Tuesday.
‘He doesn’t live in the neighbourhood. Never did,” Parrott said of Trone. “He’s just not from here. He can’t deal with the people in this district. He’s not one of us. He’s a DC, within the ring road elitist and that’s not good for representing western and central Maryland.’
“David Trone thinks he can come in here and buy this chair,” Parrott added. “He dumped $2 million a few months ago and he dumped $10 million last month. … His support is weak.”