"Republicans are in a kind of wait-and-see mode for a while about Bartlett," said Mr. Kurtz, who speculated that national Republicans might be more willing to donate money to the race if someone other than Mr. Bartlett got the nomination.
"The way she went about protesting the lines, she made it sound as if she didn't want to represent the portion of Anne Arundel County she got," Center Maryland columnist Josh Kurtz said. "And voters may remember that and hold it against her. It's so much an insider game, that it may not have a huge impact when people go to the polls. But, people in Anne Arundel may remember that Donna Edwards wasn't wild about representing them. They may take it out on her come primary day."