"If I'm Roscoe Bartlett, I run on gerrymandering and nothing else," Mr. Lee said. "I run against the entire Democratic apparatus that disenfranchised Western Maryland. I make that the issue and not Garagiola. That would entice a lot of Western Maryland Democrats to vote their resentment."
Other Democrats could enter the race before the Jan. 11 filing deadline, though Gazette columnist and WBAL radio commentator Blair Lee said Mr. Garagiola likely will get the nomination.