ELECTION 2022: Charles County Commissioner Bobby Rucci lost to labor-endorsed Ralph Patterson in Democratic Primary
RUCCI ON THE ROPES IN BID FOR FOURTH TERM; KNOCKOUT PUNCH DELIVERED BY VOTERS
WHITE PLAINS, MD. – Charles County Commissioner and restauranter Bobbi Rucci was down by over 700 votes in the Democratic Primary to labor-endorsed Ralph Patterson II. When the mail-in ballots were counted, the dye was cast, and Rucci was done.
Rucci’s campaign was well-funded by various builders, developers, FOP, and Realtor PACs. Contributions rained down upon the Rucci treasury from Quality Built Homes, Chaney Enterprises, CMI companies, and office and retail construction firms owned by John Parlett.
Rucci spent over $25,000 on television ads for his campaign in the report filed on July 6, 2022. More expenditures for advertising and other campaign financing accounting will be reported in the next cycle of reports due to the Maryland Election Board in August.
Campaign war chest paid for slick video ads
Rucci spent $2,000 on food for a meet and greet event with the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge in LaPlata, while the FOP PAC contributed $3,000 to his campaign on June 20, 2022. The Realtors PAC contributed $5,900 to Rucci.
Patterson shows a loan from himself of $9,500 and a contribution of $5,000 from Thomasina Coates on June 29, 2022.