Tag: Dan Bongino

Blowback on Rascovar column was fierce; Bongino calls for boycott of Maryland Reporter

The blowback from Barry Rascovar’s column accusing Republicans of being anti-immigrant was fast and furious Monday and congressional candidate Dan Bongino urged a boycott of MarylandReporter.com unless the column was taken down.

At the urging of Bongino and others, about a dozen people asked to have the column removed, as well as demanding a retraction and an apology.

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Rep. Delaney goes his own way, focusing on ‘big ideas’

His Republican opponent may call him a liberal Democrat, but Rep. John Delaney continues to go his own way in Maryland’s Democratic Party representing part of Montgomery County and most of western Maryland in the 6th Congressional District.

Delaney, who made a personal fortune in running two financial services businesses, was nominated in 2012 over a candidate favored by the Democratic establishment.

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GOP and Bongino hope to take back 6th Congressional District

For the second time this year, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, the Kentucky Republican considered a presidential contender, has helped Dan Bongino raise money in his race to recapture Maryland’s 6th Congressional District for the GOP. Democrat John Delaney took the seat from 20-year incumbent Republican Roscoe Bartlett in 2012 after Democrats radically redrew the Western Maryland district to include more Montgomery County Democrats and lop off conservative Carroll County voters.

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Labor Day politics: Bongino keeps punching, writes book on Obama ‘bubble’; Sarbanes ‘sympathetic with president’ on Syria move

Dan Bongino, last year’s Republican U.S. Senate nominee, held a major fundraiser in Frederick County Friday night in what he concedes is “going to be a tough election” to unseat freshman Democratic Congressman John Delaney in the 6th District. But he made no mention of a book he wrote due out in November, which details why he chose to leave the Secret Service and run for office.

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Hundreds protest gun restrictions at Annapolis rally

The day after Gov. Martin O’Malley announced gun-control proposals that include licensing for all handguns, several hundred Marylanders protested at a Saturday rally in Lawyer’s Mall just outside the governor’s residence. The rally was one of at least two dozen in state capitals across the country as part of the quickly organized Guns Across America,

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State GOP convention has the usual firing squad and lynch mob

The preparations for this weekend’s Maryland Republican Convention are in place. The firing squad for the party leaders has been forming its circle, armed with hot-air popguns. The lynch mob for party chairman Alex Mooney has bought a bungee cord.

All is normal for a party that has control of local government in half of Maryland’s counties, but gets routinely clobbered at the statewide level. The snarky sniping and angry grumbling are fairly routine. Senate nominee Dan Bongino has some ideas for fixing the party.

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Democrats consolidate power in Maryland with victories for Obama, Congress, questions

In a state already dominated by Democrats, Maryland voters further consolidated the party’s power Tuesday.

The voters defeated the longest serving Republican congressman, clobbered congressional challengers to six Democratic incumbents, and approved all the ballot measures the great majority of Republican legislators had opposed, including same-sex marriage and expanded gambling.

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In first forum, U.S. Senate candidates tackle state ballot questions

In their very first forum of the U.S. Senate campaign, the four candidates offered varying views on three of the state’s most controversial ballot questions Wednesday on Larry Young’s Morning Show on WOLB radio in Baltimore.

Responding to a question from Young, U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, Republican Dan Bongino, independent Rob Sobhani and Libertarian Dean Ahmad offered their views on same-sex marriage, gambling expansion and immigrant tuition.

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Maryland incumbents in Congress dodge debates

A funny thing happened last Tuesday in Ellicott City. Two incumbent congressmen actually sat down with their opponents and talked about issues. Otherwise, incumbents across Maryland – mostly Democrats – are avoiding engaging their challengers in any kind of discussion that goes beyond trading charges in mailers, ads and press releases.

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