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Tue Apr 3, 2012, 10:24 PM

Delaney wins in 6th District primary.

A wealthy Potomac businessman whose very candidacy challenged state Democratic leaders won a congressional primary in Western Maryland on Tuesday, setting up a battle for the seat in November that will help decide control of the House of Representatives.

John Delaney, a banker and first-time candidate, managed to topple state Sen. Rob Garagiola in the race, even though leading Democratics in Annapolis such as Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller had the legislator in mind when they redrew the 6th Congressional District last year to make it more competitive.

Delaney, who outspent Garagiola 3-to-1, will now face Republican Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett in November in a contest that is likely to be among the most expensive and closely watched in the country. Democrats are eyeing the district as a rare opportunity to pick off a GOP incumbent, while Republicans have vowed to vigorously defend it.

EDIT: "It's a seat Democrats need to win if they're going to take back the majority," said David Wasserman, who follows House races for the nonpartisan Cook Political Report. He rates the district as one of just five in the nation where Democrats have a chance to pick up a seat. "After all, they designed it for that purpose."

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/breaking/bs-md-congress-primary-2-20120403,0,5918965.story

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Reply Delaney wins in 6th District primary. (Original post)
elleng Apr 2012 OP
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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 01:31 AM

1. Delaney had a ton of radio commercials, and had a lot of people walking the street looking for votes

He has been called a financier, which made me very uncomfortable. For the last 2 days, we had people ringing the doorbell for Delaney.

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 10:18 AM

4. Saw Delaney TV ads before even knew there was an election.

Silly, imo, to complain about 'financie,' as many do. He was in business, and successful, and apparently did good things. Hope he can beat bartlett, that really is the most important consideration.

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 06:36 PM

6. I'm disappointed that we lost Van Hollan as a rep when they redistricted

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 06:44 PM

7. I understand.

I'm kind of in both districts, that is, live 50/50 with a friend in Silver Spring and my place in Hagerstown, so not completely removed from Van Hollen. The best will be if we can remove Bartlett, and get a D in the seat.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 06:20 AM

2. Totally disappointed in Garagiola

You would never have known he was running, giant Delaney signs were everywhere. G had absolute,y no presence.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 08:08 AM

3. Drat it.

 

I won't vote for a repuke, and I find it hard to vote for a bankster who donates to Tea Party candidates.

Maybe I should run under the old Citizens Party label. I was in the Citizens Party in NJ in the 80s.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 04:23 PM

5. I just hope he can beat Bartlett

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