The Washington Times - November 2, 2010, 11:55PM

It’s not often Republicans have something to brag about in Democrat-dominated Maryland, but the win Tuesday in Congressional District 1 was the exception.

Republican Andy Harris easily took his rematch with first-term incumbent Democrat Frank Kratovil in the traditionally conservative district, which combines part of the Baltimore suburbs with the rural Eastern Shore.


With 75 percent of the vote counted, Harris had 54 percent of the vote to Kratovil’s 42 percent.

In his campaign, Kratovil tried to emphasized his independence from Democratic leaders in Washington, but Harris relentlessly linked his opponent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.