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Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett of Maryland talks like a man who knows his days in office might be numbered.
Maryland's 6th District has long been a friendly home field for Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, but he might have to win on the road if he wants to hold on to his seat this fall.
Maryland primary voters turned out in expectedly low numbers Tuesday to select a GOP presidential candidate and choose Democratic and Republican nominees for this fall's U.S. Senate and House races.
Potomac businessman John K. Delaney lodged a convincing victory Tuesday in Maryland's 6th District Democratic congressional primary, beating a candidate who was backed by many of the state's most powerful Democrats.
When Maryland leaders redrew the state's congressional map last year to give Democrats a better shot at winning the long-conservative 6th District, observers predicted it would yield the state's most competitive race of the 2012 election season.
State Senate Majority Leader Robert J. Garagiola is in the fight of his political life as he seeks the state's 6th District congressional seat, but he received an endorsement Thursday that he hopes will put him over the top in advance of Tuesday's Democratic primary.
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.
The Republican Caucus for the Maryland House on Tuesday unanimously re-elected Minority Leader Anthony O'Donnell and Minority Whip Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio.
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."
Virginia will again play a big role in presidential-year elections that in 2012 include perhaps the country's marquee Senate race, while Maryland Democrats face a potentially bruising primary before trying to increase their ranks in Congress.
More Republicans than Democrats have signed up to unseat Rep. Roscoe Bartlett in the April primary, even though boundary changes made during redistricting favor Democrats in the general election.
Maryland Senate Majority Leader Robert J. Garagiola launched his congressional run Tuesday against 10-term incumbent Roscoe G. Bartlett with stops in Frederick, Germantown, Cumberland and Hagerstown.
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"You need a mix of additional revenue, entitlement reform and spending reductions," he said at a debate last month. "That's the only path forward for this country."
He also says that the government can drive growth and hiring by spending more on infrastructure improvements and raising education standards.