Tag: 2012 election

Analysis: 6th District race looking like the Wild West

Rep. Roscoe Bartlett hasn’t announced his retirement yet, but other Republicans are sure acting like he’s going to.

His longtime chief of staff Bud Otis just quit after several weeks of testing the waters in the race. Wednesday evening, state GOP Chairman Alex Mooney filed an exploratory committee to look at replacing the congressman he once worked for. Sen. David Brinkley of Frederick quickly followed suit Thursday. And the federal judge handling the lawsuit challenging the whole redistricting plan is suggesting the court may need to change the primary election date.

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Bongino challenge of Sen. Cardin looks crazy, but he has a compelling story

Dan Bongino concedes that his campaign as a conservative Republican to unseat Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin next year looks pretty crazy.

He gave up a 12-year career in the Secret Service, where he had led the protection details for Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, forgoing his government pension. He’s got seven months of savings set aside, his wife is pregnant with their second child and, of course, he’s never run for public office.

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