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Maryland Senate Majority Leader Robert J. Garagiola, Montgomery County Democrat and candidate for Congress, is interviewed by a television crew at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Md., on April 3, 2012, the day of Maryland's primary election. Garagiola has been in a tight race with opponent John Delaney. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)
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Maryland Senate Majority Leader Robert J. Garagiola, Montgomery County Democrat and candidate for Congress, is interviewed by a television crew at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Md., on April 3, 2012, the day of Maryland's primary election. Garagiola has been in a tight race with opponent John Delaney. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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