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New Boundaries Spells New Challenge For Bartlett

October 24th, 2011 by WCBC Radio

State Democrats last week transformed a once largely GOP friendly congressional district in Western Maryland into one of the most closely watched political battlegrounds in the nation. Just hours after Governor Martin O'Malley signed his controversial redistricting plan into law, potential candidates and powerful third-party groups began jockeying for position in the redrawn 6th District, which now stretches from the state's western border to the suburbs of Washington. The Baltimore Sun reports that not only will the race put Maryland in the national spotlight for the 2012 election; it will give state voters a hand in deciding the balance of power in Congress at a critical time for the U.S. economy. The district now held by 10-term Republican Roscoe Bartlett offers Democrats one of perhaps a dozen opportunities across the nation to increase their numbers. O’Malley, a democrat, said that the changes were based on population numbers, not politics…





 

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October 23rd, 2011 by WCBC Radio

 

State Democrats last week  transformed a once-sleepy congressional district in Western Maryland  into one of the most closely watched political battlegrounds in the nation.

The Baltimore Sun reports that jsut hours after Gov. Martin O'Malley signed his controversial redistricting plan into law, potential candidates and powerful third-party groups began jockeying for position in the redrawn 6th District, which now stretches from the state's western border to the suburbs of Washington.

Not only will the race put Maryland in the national spotlight for the 2012 election, it will give state voters a hand in deciding the balance of power in Congress at a critical time for the U.S. economy. The district now held by 10-term Republican Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett offers Democrats one of perhaps a dozen opportunities across the nation to increase their numbers


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