Dan Bongino (right), the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Maryland, speaks with a resident of the Ring House retirement community in Rockville, Md., following a talk he gave there on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Mr. Borgino said that while he recognizes that Maryland is a tough state because it usually votes Democratic, he believes he can win because he is "running on ideas, not party politics." (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Dan Bongino (right), the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Maryland, speaks with a resident of the Ring House retirement community in Rockville, Md., following a talk he gave there on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Mr. Borgino said that while he recognizes that Maryland is a tough state because it usually votes Democratic, he believes he can win because he is "running on ideas, not party politics." (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)