Bartlett's fund-raising tops in 6th District race GOP incumbent outdoes Republicans, Democrats

Campaign 1996

February 09, 1996|By CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON -- Republican Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett has more than twice the campaign funds of the leading Democratic contender in the 6th District, according to reports candidates filed recently with the Federal Elections Commission.

The documents showed that of $143,481 Mr. Bartlett raised last year, he had $74,226 in the bank on Dec. 31. The primary election is March 5.

About 62 percent of Mr. Bartlett's campaign funds -- or $89,400 -- came from individuals last year. About $46,745 came from special interests or political action committees.

For instance, the National Rifle Association gave Mr. Bartlett, 69, of Frederick, at least $4,950, his report showed.

The rest of Mr. Bartlett's money came from the Republican party and his own pocket.

Democrat Steve Crawford's campaign listed $32,480 in the bank after expenses. He had raised $76,816 last year.

Mr. Crawford, 53, a professor on leave from the University of Maryland at College Park's School of Public Affairs, raised half his campaign funds -- or $38,305 -- from individuals.

About $15,000 came from three PACs -- the United Autoworkers, the National Education Association and the United Steelworkers Association -- which each made the legal maximum $5,000 contribution.

Mr. Crawford, of Frederick, who lost in the Democratic primary in 1994, lent the rest of the money to the campaign.

Two other candidates for the 6th District seat filed reports of campaign spending, although they were not required to do so because they did not meet the $5,000 threshold.

Both Democrats, David L. Osmundson, 55, a retired National Security Agency intelligence analyst from Sykesville, and David L. Koontz, 32, an advertising account executive from Frederick, reported contributions of $2,000 or less.

Don Allensworth, 61, a land use planning consultant from Hagerstown, is also hoping to get the Democrats' vote.

He did not file a report and declined to disclose his campaign fund total, but said it is under $5,000.

Sizing up the primary field, Mr. Crawford said, "I don't mean to sound arrogant, but I expect to win the nomination."

Challenging the incumbent in March are Ellicott City Republicans Fredric M. Parker and John J. Kubricky.

Neither of Mr. Bartlett's Republican challengers said they had raised the $5,000 that would require them to disclose funds to the FEC.

Mr. Parker, 35, is a senior systems engineer at Westinghouse in Linthicum.

Mr. Kubricky, 48, said he is a manager for a telecommunications systems and air traffic control company, but declined "on principle" to disclose where he works.

Both described themselves as more moderate conservatives than Mr. Bartlett.

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