Ecker narrowly beat Bobo in 1990 when she ran for re-election as county executive, and the soon-to-retire Carroll County school superintendent hasn't changed his mind about her. "I'm pro-business. I don't think she is," he said.
Davis said many of Ecker's early campaign events were as sparsely attended at Bailey's, but he went on to win.
"I think Liz is beatable," he said. "I think there's a tide changing."
In that same part of town, County Council incumbent Mary Kay Sigaty, a Democrat, now has an official opponent in Tom D'Asto of Clarksville, a mechanical engineer who ran against her four years ago and lost by a wide margin.
"I'm a little concerned that after four years of her leadership, we don't have a solution yet on Wilde Lake. We're letting a whole community fall down in disrepair," he said.