Sunday, February 3, 2013
The shift is no surprise and, in fact, was part of a key political move.
Sunday, February 3
By Jeremy Barr, Capital News Service Maryland’s redrawn congressional map, which paved the way for a Democratic victory in November, significantly altered the makeup of two of the state’s eight congressional districts, as expected, according to recently released demographic estimates. The 6th Congressional District, which was reshaped to include a swath of heavily Democratic Montgomery County, is now 69 percent white, down from 87 percent in 2010, according to census data. The shift stems from 7 percentage-point increases in each of the populations of African-American, Hispanic and Asian-American residents. The 8th District, represented by Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Kensington, experienced a countervailing shift. The district’s share of …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Bartlett said gerrymandering cost him the congressional election but the numbers tell a different story.
Capital News Service Congressman-elect John Delaney won Maryland's 6th District race on Election Day with the support of heavily Democratic Montgomery County, as expected, but a surprising number of Western Maryland voters voted to oust long-time incumbent Roscoe Bartlett, an analysis of the numbers shows. Now, those voters expect Delaney to champion their causes. Delaney campaigned by saying he was determined not to "balkanize the district"—splitting it into subgroups that could be targeted with tailored messages. That strategy appears to have paid off. Though the scant polling of the matchup showed Bartlett and Delaney tied throughout the fall, Delaney's 20-point win revealed the Democrat had more bipartisan appeal than any of Bartlett's…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democratic challenger John Delaney defeats incumbent U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett for Maryland's 6th Congressional District.
(Update, 10:45 p.m.) Maryland 5th District Rep. and Democratic WHIP Steny Hoyer introduced the state's new 6th District Rep. John Delaney at approximately 10:20 p.m. Delaney thanked Maryland's 6th District constituents and said his campaign was about standing together and working for the common good of the country. "I promise to work as hard as I can to make differences in your lives, pursue opportunities, and help overcome challenges," Delaney said in his acceptance speech to supporters at the Bolger Conference Center in Potomac. The newly elected Congressman thanked his family, staff, supporters and Rep. Roscoe Bartlett for his 20 years of service. Bartlett, 86, issued a statement after falling short in his attempt for an 11th term: It …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Delaney, Bartlett hit the campaign trail hoping to persuade remaining undecided voters ahead of Tuesday's election.
Monday, November 5, 2012
By CARL STRAUMSHEIM, Capital News Service WASHINGTON -- With days to go until the election and a recent poll showing a statistical dead heat, Rep. Roscoe Bartlett and Democrat John Delaney are storming the 6th Congressional District to persuade the remaining undecided voters to give them the edge on Tuesday. The 6th District is the competitive exception to Maryland’s other congressional races, whose incumbents are all expected to win re-election. A Delaney win in the district, which was redrawn to favor Democrats, could help chip away at the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. Should Bartlett prevail, however, he will have foiled an attempt by Democrats in Annapolis to redistrict him out of his seat. “Voters have a …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Republican Rep. Roscoe Bartlett and Democrat John Delaney met Sunday for their third debate at Temple Beth Ami in Rockville.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
By CARL STRAUMSHEIM, Capital News Service ROCKVILLE—Republican Rep. Roscoe Bartlett and Democrat John Delaney on Sunday night cast themselves as political independents in the race for Maryland's 6th Congressional District during a debate that still featured the kind of partisan bickering dominating national politics. Sunday night’s event, hosted by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington, marked the third time the major-party candidates in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District have debated each other. The debate drew about 225 people to Temple Beth Ami in Rockville. In their race to represent a district that stretches from Oakland to Gaithersburg, both candidates pointed to times when they had exhibited bipartisanship …
Monday, October 15, 2012
The two candidates for Maryland's 6th Congressional District will meet for six debates, including one at Rockville's Temple Beth Ami on Oct. 21.
New members of the re-aligned 6th Congressional District will have an opportunity to get a close look at incumbant Rep. Roscoe Bartlett and Democratic challenger John Delaney. The two candidates agreed to a series of six debates, including one on Sunday, Oct. 21, at Rockville's Temple Beth Ami, The Washington Post reported. The debate will be hosted by the Jewish Community Relations Council, according to the report. The first debate was held Thursday, Oct. 11, at Kepler Theater on the campus of Hagerstown Community College, according to the report, and the following debates remain scheduled: For more information on the scheduled debates between Bartlett and Delaney, read the full report on The Washington Post.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Democratic challenger receives key endorsements ahead of Sixth Congressional District race.
The Washington Post and The Gazette believe in change for Maryland's 6th Congressional District. The two regional publications endorsed political newcomer and Democratic challenger John Delaney over 86-year-old incumbant Republican Congressman Roscoe Bartlett, who is seeking re-election for an 11th term. According to The Washington Post: Mr. Delaney is an excellent candidate — shrewd, smart, hardworking and independent. He would be a standout representative for the 6th District and a marked improvement on Mr. Bartlett. We endorse Mr. Delaney... Mr. Delaney is a newcomer to politics, but he is exceptionally well-versed in domestic issues. Moreover, he has the problem-solving skills to be an unusually effective congressman. Mr. Bartlett, …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Republican Roscoe Bartlett seeks an 11th term in the 6th Congressional District, while Democrat John Delaney hopes to knock off the incumbent in his first political campaign.
U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, a 20-year veteran of the 6th Congressional District, will return to November’s general election ballot seeking an 11th term. Bartlett, 85, claimed the Republican nomination with 43.8 percent of the vote, more than doubling Maryland State Sen. David Brinkley’s 19.8 percent. “I’m obviously humbled and honored by the vote of confidence people have given me,” Bartlett told Patch. “I’m going to continue to work, work, work and win in November.” Joining the incumbent on the November ballot is Potomac’s John Delaney. The 6th District's Democratic nominee won 54.3 percent of the vote after a contentious campaign against State Sen. Rob Garagiola of Germantown. “We are extremely excited by tonight’s results but we’re going…
Monday, April 2, 2012
Are you ready to vote? Prepare for the primary election with some last-minute info on the Sixth Congressional District candidates.
On Tuesday, 14 candidates will face-off in the 6th District's Maryland primary vying for their party's nomination. Last month, we asked Patch readers which Democratic candidate and which Republican they would support in the 6th District Congressional seat primary election. But if you haven't been paying attention, catch up with some last minute info about some of the candidates for the 6th District Congressional seat. Democrats Milad Pooran -- Pooran, a critical care physician who joined the Air National Guard as a third-year medical student, is running without any prior political experience. He hopes to bring different perspectives than what many people already provide for Congress. "I think you want people from different segments of the …