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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Garagiola Kick-Off Announcement Goes Smoothly

George Wenschhof

Yesterday, Maryland state senator Robert Garagiola made stops in the newly configured sixth congressional district, some contend was carved out with him in mind.

He hopes to unseat Republican Roscoe Bartlett who has won the last ten elections. To date, Garagiola is facing opposition from former Montgomery County councilwoman Duchy Trachtenburg in the Democratic primary.

Garagiola made a smooth announcement tour, making sure to include portions of the "old" sixth congressional district by stopping in The City of Frederick, Cumberland and Hagerstown.

City of Frederick Democrats who have announced support include the only two Frederick County Democrats to win election last year; state senator Ron Young and state delegate Galen Clagett.

Also from The City of Frederick, well liked former state delegate Sue Hecht will be Garagiola's campaign treasurer and former Hecht campaign treasurer Kathy Rossen the assistant campaign treasurer.

Besides, Trachtenberg, whose campaign is reportedly being managed by Joe Trippi of Howard Dean for President campaign fame, other rumored Democratic candidates include former Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan.

After redistricting, this seat is now considered a toss-up so voters can expect this contest to receive national attention and with it, big money infused into the campaign by the Republican and Democratic parties.

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