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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Frank Kratovil Jr.
In the partisan wrestling matches that have come to characterize this year's midterm elections, the takedown has become the move of choice.
Democratic Rep. Frank Kratovil Jr. had barely been sworn in to his Maryland congressional seat in January 2009 before Republicans were plotting to retake it.
Last week, Rep. Frank Kratovil Jr., Maryland Democrat, said Republican challenger Andy Harris supports a plan to increase federal sales taxes to 23 percent.
"I ran in 2008 promising to be an independent voice who would vote based on principle, not on party," he told The Washington Times. "I think voters recognize that I've lived up to that pledge. I've been ranked as one of the 10 most independent members of Congress and have worked to make decisions based on common sense rather than politics."