Schifanelli Lies About Status as First Female GOP LG Nominee
No, Schifanelli is not the first. Or the second. Or the third.
Maryland Republican Lt. Governor nominee Gordnaa Schifanelli lied about her own nomination as Lieutenant Governor.
In a tweet posted today, Schifanelli claims that “she is the first elected Republican female nominee for Lieutenant Governor in history of Maryland.”
Terrible grammar comes from the original.
Here’s the full graphic.
Schifanelli is, naturally, lying about all of this.
Gordana Schifanelli is actually the FOURTH woman nominated for Lieutenant Governor by Maryland Republicans.
1990: Lois Shepherd
2006: Kristen Cox
2010: Mary Kane
I have no idea why Schifanelli would lie about such a thing when it is easily contradicted by reality, but nobody said that Schifanelli ever knew what she was talking about.
Of note, the other three women nominated for Lieutenant Governor by Maryland Republicans have all lost.
EDIT, 3:45 PM: Schifanelli deleted the post shortly after this story published
EDIT: 4:13 PM: Schifanelli tweeted a new version and took no responsibility for the first one. Naturally.