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Topic - John Delaney
Former Rep. Allen West, a tea party darling who now heads a political action group to elect constitutional conservatives, gave his personal endorsement Wednesday to four candidates seeking congressional seats in 2014, calling them genuine patriots with principled stances.
Maryland Democratic Rep. John Delaney laid out a series of proposed entitlement reforms Tuesday considered anathema to many of his fellow Democrats —such as raising the retirement age — but ones he said are necessary to balance the nation's long-term budget.
Maryland politics might be dominated by one party, but that doesn't mean there's no suspense on Election Day.
Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett of Maryland talks like a man who knows his days in office might be numbered.
A Washington Times analysis of newly released Federal Election Commission records found 70 House races and two Senate races where one candidate raised the most money from within the state, but the opponent raised the most overall thanks to out-of-state donations.
With the primary election three months away, the Democratic candidates in the 6th District congressional race have been raising and spending big bucks, proving just how competitive the Republican-held district has become after redistricting.
Maryland state Sen. David R. Brinkley threw down the gauntlet Wednesday, announcing his campaign for Congress and calling on expected Republican primary opponent Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett to "pass the baton."
"The president is not there, but that's where I think Democrats need to go," he said on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown." "The American people do want the budget to balance, but they also want their representatives to be honest with them about the assumptions embedded in the budget. And right now, [GOP House Budget Committee Chairman Paul] Ryan's budget doesn't have honest assumptions."
he repeatedly said that assumptions in Mr. Ryan's proposal, which projects a 10-year balanced budget in part by slashing $4.6 trillion in spending, weren't realistic, citing projections of future unemployment levels of and tax revenues as examples.