By saying your a Democrat.
No, Maryland voters, the printer did not make an error. Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele’s new campaign signs seem to identify him as a Democrat.
A “Steele Democrat,” they read.
The bright blue placards and bumper stickers made their debut yesterday in Baltimore during an event announcing a new coalition of Democrats supporting the lieutenant governor’s U.S. Senate bid. Steele, of course, is the Republican nominee for Senate and a former chairman of the state Republican Party.
The group and accompanying signs appear to be the latest Steele effort to distance himself from an unpopular White House and a Republican Party struggling to maintain its hold on Congress. The state Democratic Party chairman immediately accused him of “identity theft.”
Steele supporters said the term was akin to calling someone a “Reagan Democrat.”