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County, State Democrats Rally For Delaney, Obama

Montgomery County and Maryland state Democratic leaders joined together in Gaithersburg to support John Delaney and President Barack Obama in the November election.

Montgomery County and Maryland state Democratic leaders gathered in Gaithersburg Monday night to show unified support for the state’s Democratic ticket, particularly 6th Congressional District candidate John Delaney and President Barack Obama.

A raucous crowd at the Casey Community Center welcomed County Executive Ike Leggett along with Gov. Martin O'Malley, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Attorney General Doug Gansler, among others, to cheer on their Democratic Party representatives.

After thanking the crowd for its tremendous support on a rainy evening, O’Malley quickly turned his attention to the 6th Congressional District.

“I am 100 percent for John Delaney,” the governor said. “He’s going to be a great congressman not only for the 6th district, but a great congressman for the United States.”

O’Malley said Delaney will fight for the working people of the state, in stark contrast of the incumbent, Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, a Republican who lives in Buckeystown.

“[Bartlett] may be a nice guy to have spaghetti with, but you don’t elect people to congress to have spaghetti,” he said.

O’Malley’s ringing endorsement of Delaney was followed by the likes of Sen. Ben Cardin, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Comptroller Peter Franchot and Gansler.

Cardin said he is worried voters won’t focus on moving forward, not backward—a longtime theme for O’Malley that was recently adopted by President Obama—in November’s general election.

“I want people to know how important this election is,” Cardin said. “I’m proud to be on this ballot with Barack Obama. I’m proud to be on this ballot with John Delaney.”

Electing Delaney is only one-twenty-fifth of the way to regaining the majority of the house of representatives and Marylanders need to do all they can in support of the 6th district nominee, Hoyer said.

A Potomac resident, .

thanked his opponents—Ron Little, Milad Pooran, Charles Bailey and Sen. Rob Garagiola—for helping to make him a better candidate and said the biggest challenge come November will be unifying the citizens of the United States and in our communities.

The Democratic party is unified nationwide and will bring help to those who need it around the country, Delaney said. 

“We love our country and we work for others,” he said.

And although Delaney was the center of attention for most of the night, each speaker made sure to stress the importance of re-electing Obama for a second term.

O’Malley emphasized the budget deficit President George W. Bush created after inheriting a surplus from President Bill Clinton.

Hoyer said America needs Obama as president, citing the party’s fiscal responsibility and reminded the crowd that Democrats created the last four-year surplus.

“Barack Obama doesn’t need to be president—he’s got a million things he could be doing,” Franchot said. “But we need Barack Obama. The country needs Barack Obama.”

B Allen July 17, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Jeff, I hear ya. Piotr is one of those water toting, kool-aide drinking democrats who only sees what he believes. He cannot give any thought to the probability that every time Obama and his cronies (i.e. all the guys in the pictures and at that meeting and those like them) open their mouths, lies and deceipt come out. I am sorry, I just cannot stand people who cannot thing for themselves, they just all line up and "goose step". You should expect answers such as that from a has been, who never will be again.
B Allen July 17, 2012 at 01:53 PM
@Piotr, you have never made ANY statement or comment on ANY issue posted here, that you would even think about deviating or breaking from the dumbocrap party line vote. Get over the George Bush issues, it's history. If you are going to keep on it, then look at how Nobama has maintained many policies from the Bush administration. Nobama is in it over his head, he has NOT lived up to any of his campaign promises, i.e. he said he was going to reduce the deficit in half, HAHAHA, his policies doubled the deficit (and that was with the dem majority in the house and senate). He also said the summer of the stimulus was going to work, HAHAHA, got you again. Unemployment still over 8%, among black over 14% and in some cities over 25%, among hispanics almost 15%...oh yeah, what about the MILIIONS of taxpayers dollars that have gone to his buddies and their failed organizations solyndra for ex...the Bush admin had already refused them but NObama admin gave them their $535Million and 2 weeks later filed for bankruptcy. OBM had known they were going under and predicted to the date when they would, well they missed by a couple of weeks... just too many lies and deciept with these people. I dare you to break lines and do the right thing and vote NObama out in November
B Allen July 17, 2012 at 01:56 PM
@Greg, I thik what needs to be done first is to get rid of the OWEmally planned "redistricting" map. (Well, to actually RECALL OWEmalley would be better). Then maybe we can have a fair and just election. With the way the dems run this republic, it is like having the fox rule the henhouse. OWEmalley is another scam artist, with all of his lies, deception and crimes against the people of MD.
B Allen July 17, 2012 at 02:02 PM
Well, the dems way is, it does not count if we (dems) have a lot of money, only republicans who have built businesses (ON THEIR OWN, NOT WITH THE GVMT HELP, THERE YOU ROOKIE NOBAMA). Cripe, NObama is getting wealthy and he has NEVER had a real job, oh wait community organizer, or has ever had to meet a payroll in his life. We don't need another rich dem in there. Roscoe is old but he is smarter, sharper and for my and everyone elses interests, more so than Delaney would ever be...Delaney will vote party line if he was in there and ALL dems policies are ones that pick our pockets more and more. Just look at what OWEmalley has done, he has made MD a laughingstock.
B Allen July 17, 2012 at 02:09 PM
@George, but don't you know all of that is OK if you are a democrat. Again, the ol double standard. That s why I would NEVER vote for a dem again. I spent 30yrs in the dem party listening to their class envy, and their dividing statements about race, gender and sexual orientation, and glad I got out when I did. NObama is trying to come up with so many lies about Romney because he, deep in his heart, knows that there is a "sucker born every minute" and ther eare MANY "suckers" within the democrat party...well, one less now!

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