Delaney airs radio ad in 6th District

January 17, 2012|By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun

John Delaney, a Democrat running for Congress in Maryland’s competitive 6th District, launched a pair of radio advertisements Tuesday intended to introduce himself to voters and highlight his business credentials.

One of the 60-second spots includes former Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan, who calls Delaney a “progressive businessman, not a career politician.” Both ads tout Delaney’s blue-collar beginnings, recalling his “union electrician” father and noting that the Democrat is the first in his family to attend college.

Delaney, a Potomac financier, is running against State Sen. Rob Garagiola for the Democratic nomination in a fight that has already turned negative. The primary is April 3. The newly redrawn district is currently held by Republican incumbent Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, who is seeking an 11th term.

A spokeswoman said the campaign plans to be on the air throughout the remainder of the campaign, but it is unclear how long the specific ad buy is for or how much the campaign spent. The spokeswoman said the ad would run “throughout the district.”

Businessman Brandon Rippeon, who is running for the GOP nomination in the district, launched his second round of cable television spots, calling out Bartlett for not sticking to his pledge to serve only two terms. “We cannot afford more broken promises by career politicians,” Rippeon says in the ad. 

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