Lissa Rossi of Ellicott City Patch writes that Republicans are targeting the "foreign-born" communities in Howard County:
In recent days, Republicans in Howard County have poured money into full-page newspaper advertising and have also advertised on the Hispanic radio station Viva 900 and in The Korean Times asking citizens to vote, said Joan Becker, chairwoman of the Howard County Republican Central Committee.
"Seventeen percent in Howard County are foreign-born," she said, explaining why Republicans are targeting ads towards minority groups. "That's a big voting bloc. Most are small business owners. The Republican message sells well with that community."