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.
Six Halloween night shootings in Washington, D.C.; House wants to tighten D.C. hiring practices; Illegal immigrant gets felony murder in fatal accident; Detective in Lululemon murder trial describes Norwood interviews; Top Virginia Republicans slam Obama-zombie email; Judge: Gray must testify over lottery contract; Garagiola makes first campaign stops in Western Maryland.
Political texting roils Northern Va. Senate race; Parking projects of Gray ally draw D.C.'s attention; D.C. appeals to state legislatures in statehood effort; Maryland tolls increase Tuesday; Congressional committee: No direct evidence Sulaimon Brown was offered job; Lululemon trial resumes; Montgomery County loitering bill called unconstitutional; Currie trial expect to close this week.
Maryland Senate Majority Leader Robert J. Garagiola will formally announce Tuesday that he is running for Congress, but an Internet-savvy observer could have discovered his candidacy weeks ago.
Maryland Senate Majority Leader Robert J. Garagiola will formally kick off his campaign for Congress on Tuesday, embarking on a four-stop tour across the newly redrawn 6th Congressional District.
State Sen. Robert J. Garagiola, Montgomery Democrat, has taken an official first step toward unseating GOP Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett in the state's newly configured 6th District, and on Thursday criticized the 85-year-old incumbent for not being more responsive to constituents.