Dan Bongino, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate from Maryland, speaks to residents at the Ring House retirement community in Rockville, Md., 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, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate from Maryland, speaks to residents at the Ring House retirement community in Rockville, Md., 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)