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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2012
All politics is local. All candidates for Congress are not. At least eight candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland — including four prominent contenders — are running this year in congressional districts that do not encompass their own homes, a review of property records and recent candidate filings shows. Some live close enough to stroll into the district they are vying to represent. Others are more than an hour's drive away. Federal candidates are not required to live where they run for office.
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October 25, 2013
I live in Maryland's 1st District and am represented by Rep. Andy Harris. Your article showed us just what we can expect from him ("In blue Maryland, Andy Harris proudly stands on the right," Oct. 20). He has done nothing during his term to show he has his constituents in mind when he votes. And unlike his predecessors, he refuses to support any legislation that is proposed by the other side of the aisle. As a registered Democrat, I voted for former Republican Rep. Wayne Gilchrest and later for Democrat Frank Kratovil.
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By Paul West | paul.west@baltsun.com | March 15, 2010
Frank Kratovil Jr. made history as the first Democrat elected to Congress from Maryland's easternmost district since the 1980s. Now, he's struggling against a reverse tide, one that sweeps out congressmen from the president's party in the middle of a new administration. The freshman lawmaker is probably best known for being hanged in effigy by a disgruntled Eastern Shore constituent. The incident underscored the tough challenge Kratovil faces every day. He is caught between his conservative district and Democratic leaders who'd like to have his support for their ambitious national agenda.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2013
Just hours before the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan plan to reopen the government last week, Republicans emerged from a final meeting on the matter with grim faces and tight lips. Except for Rep. Andy Harris. While many of his colleagues - damaged politically by the budget impasse - were hesitant to share their positions, Maryland's only Republican in Congress knew he wouldn't be supporting the legislation his own party leadership was recommending. And he wasn't afraid to say so. "Yeah, I'm not voting for the bill," Harris, 56, said in the basement of the Capitol as fellow Republicans offered noncommittal responses to reporters.
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Matthew Hay Brown | September 11, 2012
John LaFerla, who lost a close Democratic primary in the 1 st Congressional District to Wendy Rosen, said Tuesday that he is available to challenge Republican Rep. Andy Harris as a write-in candidate. Rosen withdrew from the race Monday amid allegations that she was registered and had voted in both Maryland and Florida. The Maryland Democratic Party has referred the matter to state prosecutors; elections officials in Florida say they are doing the same there. Under state law, it is too late for Rosen to remove her name from the ballot, so Democrats now are looking for someone to support as a write-in candidate.
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November 4, 2008
Frank M. Kratovil Jr., Democrat Andy Harris, Republican Richard James Davis, Libertarian
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By Matthew Hay Brown | September 14, 2012
John LaFerla, the Chestertown physician who narrowly lost the Democratic primary in the 1st Congressional District in April, has won the party's support to challenge Republican Rep. Andy Harris as a write-in candidate, he said Friday. LaFerla would replace primary winner Wendy Rosen, who withdrew from the race this week amid allegations that she was registered and had voted in Maryland and Florida. Her name will remain on the Nov. 6 ballot because the deadline to remove it has passed.
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By Paul West, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2010
For more than a year, Republicans have been carefully plotting the ouster of Rep. Frank Kratovil of Maryland, one of the most vulnerable Democrats in the country. Party strategists never expected to contend with Rob Fisher, however. An upstart candidate with an outsider message, the conservative businessman has emerged from obscurity, thanks to the most extensive TV ad drive of any Marylander running for Congress. "We need to change what's happening Washington," Fisher said in an interview.
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By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | August 29, 2002
Maryland's newly configured 1st District, long considered safe for Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest, the Eastern Shore's folksy six-term veteran, has become a proving ground for two Washington-based political groups that are squaring off for the first time in the Republican primary. In a fight that both sides agree will be a referendum on the former civics teacher's independent voting record, Gilchrest is being challenged by 32-year-old Baltimore County lawyer David Fischer, who is angling to outflank the self-described moderate Gilchrest from the right with organizational support and $100,000 from the conservative Club for Growth, a free-market interest group that has drawn fire from party regulars for targeting an incumbent.
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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff writer | November 15, 1991
Seeing U.S. Representative Tom McMillen waivering, state Delegate John Astle filed for the House of Representatives yesterday.Astle, a helicopter pilot for a Washington shock trauma center, is the second Annapolis Democrat to enter the race for the new 1st Congressional District. Annapolis Alderwoman Ellen Moyer, D-Ward 8, filed last weekfor the March 3 primary.McMillen has said that he is weighing his chances in the 1st District, which links much of the county with the Eastern Shore. The Democrat also is considering the 5th District, which includes parts of Prince George's, southern Anne Arundel and Southern Maryland.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | November 2, 2012
Despite well-known challengers and widespread dissatisfaction with Washington, most of Maryland's incumbents in the House of Representatives appear to be cruising to re-election - a result of convoluted congressional districts and large Democratic majorities in most parts of the state. From the Eastern Shore, where Republican Rep. Andy Harris is running against a write-in candidate, to Baltimore, where Rep. Elijah E. Cummings enjoys a 4-1 Democratic enrollment advantage, seven of the Maryland's eight House races have received little attention.
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By Matthew Hay Brown | September 17, 2012
The Maryland Democratic Party has endorsed the write-in candidacy of Eastern Shore physician John LaFerla to challenge freshman Republican Rep. Andy Harris in the 1 st Congressional District. “Dr. LaFerla has resounding grassroots support and the full confidence of the Party's Executive Committee and Democratic leaders,” Democratic State Chairwoman Yvette Lewis said in a statement Monday. LaFerla replaces Wendy Rosen, who won a party primary in April but withdrew from the race last week amid allegations that she was registered and had voted in two states in 2006 and 2008.
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By Matthew Hay Brown | September 14, 2012
John LaFerla, the Chestertown physician who narrowly lost the Democratic primary in the 1st Congressional District in April, has won the party's support to challenge Republican Rep. Andy Harris as a write-in candidate, he said Friday. LaFerla would replace primary winner Wendy Rosen, who withdrew from the race this week amid allegations that she was registered and had voted in Maryland and Florida. Her name will remain on the Nov. 6 ballot because the deadline to remove it has passed.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2012
Wendy Rosen, the Democratic challenger to Republican Rep. Andy Harris in the 1st Congressional District, withdrew from the race Monday amid allegations that she voted in elections in both Maryland and Florida in 2006 and 2008. It was unclear, however, whether she could remove her name from the ballot with the election less than two months away. Under state law, a candidate has until 70 days before an election to remove his or her name from the ballot. The deadline for the Nov. 6 election passed on Aug. 28. Democratic leaders - who raised the allegations, urged Rosen to step aside and notified prosecutors - said they would gather Central Committee members this month to identify a write-in candidate for the district, which includes the Eastern Shore and parts of Harford, Carroll, Cecil and Baltimore counties.
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Matthew Hay Brown | September 11, 2012
John LaFerla, who lost a close Democratic primary in the 1 st Congressional District to Wendy Rosen, said Tuesday that he is available to challenge Republican Rep. Andy Harris as a write-in candidate. Rosen withdrew from the race Monday amid allegations that she was registered and had voted in both Maryland and Florida. The Maryland Democratic Party has referred the matter to state prosecutors; elections officials in Florida say they are doing the same there. Under state law, it is too late for Rosen to remove her name from the ballot, so Democrats now are looking for someone to support as a write-in candidate.
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September 11, 2012
The revelation that Wendy Rosen, the Democratic congressional candidate in Maryland's 1st District, had voted in both Maryland and Florida in 2006 and 2008 is a serious embarrassment to her party. It is also an anomaly, and Republican efforts to pounce on the story as justification for their attempts to enact voter ID laws here and elsewhere are cynical and wrong-headed. Ms. Rosen lives in Maryland and owns property in Florida. She says she registered there so she could vote for a friend who was running for local office, but the fact that she was able to - and did - vote in state and federal elections in Florida and Maryland suggests that she broke the law in one if not both states.
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By Ginger Thompson | September 10, 1991
The mud has started to fly in East Baltimore's 1st District.An advertisement in the East Baltimore Guide, a weekly community newspaper, bashed incumbent Nicholas J. D'Adamo, implying that he has acted unethically by employing his father as an administrative aide and by maintaining a district office in his family hardware store in Highlandtown."
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By William Thompson and William Thompson,Staff Writer | October 20, 1992
EASTON -- Voters searching for big differences between 1st District congressional candidates Wayne T. Gilchrest and Tom McMillen need look only as far as their election finance reports.Representative McMillen, a Democrat, has spent more on his campaign in the last three months than Republican Representative Gilchrest has raised in the past year. And while it's clear that Mr. McMillen has the edge when it comes to raising money, the Gilchrest campaign is attempting to turn many of the Democrat's benefactors -- political action committees and other out-of-state contributors -- into an election liability.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2012
Wendy Rosen is the Democratic candidate for Congress in Maryland's 1st District but the Cockeysville businesswoman was busy Friday campaigning for a Libertarian. In an e-mail, Rosen's campaign implored supporters to sign a petition that would will help put Libertarian candidate Muir Boda on the ballot in November. Doing so, the e-mail said, would take votes away from incumbent Republican Rep. Andy Harris. "You can help me win this election by helping a third candidate enter the race," read the e-mail, which included a link to the state Libertarian Party's webpage.
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