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October 26, 2008
Amid the outrageous rancor and hyper-partisanship of contemporary Washington, the Eastern Shore's Wayne T. Gilchrest is a throwback to the founders' concept of citizen legislators. For 18 years, the former schoolteacher has thought for himself and boldly followed a course of his own choosing, right of center on some issues, veering left on others. Few in the GOP have been as strong on environmental causes, a fitting approach for a congressional district geographically centered on the Chesapeake Bay. At a time when such statesmanship is needed more than ever, it would be a disservice not only to the residents of Maryland's sprawling 1st Congressional District but also to the nation to replace him with a rigid doctrinaire or someone who is not well-qualified for the post.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2012
U.S.House candidate Wendy Rosen shifted her attention to the general election Thursday after her opponent conceded the race for the Democratic nomination in Maryland's 1st District — ending the final disputed contest from last week's statewide primary. Rosen, a Cockeysville businesswoman, led Chestertown physician John LaFerla by 82 votes out of more than 25,000 cast after state election officials had counted most of the absentee and provisional ballots. The district includes portions of Baltimore, Carroll and Harford counties as well as the Eastern Shore.
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NEWS
October 7, 2010
The multitude of anti-Frank Kratovil ads financed by the flood of out-of-state money has one effect possibly not desired by those pumping in the money — I will definitely be voting for Frank Kratovil. Larry Harris, Bel Air
NEWS
October 10, 2011
Some may remember Republican U.S House candidate Andy Harris' fliers excoriating his Democratic opponent, Rep. Frank Kratovil, for voting to fund research into fruit fly and ant life processes. Well, the other day the Nobel Prize for medicine was awarded to two doctors for discovering we have two immune systems - a basic system that reacts immediately and another one that learns to protect us against new viruses. And it all came out of research using fruit flies and ants. Yet Congressman Harris is a physician who claims to support life.
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By DAVID NITKIN | September 11, 2008
The ad: Republican Wayne T. Gilchrest endorses Democrat Frank M. Kratovil Jr. Who made it: Squier, Knapp & Dunn of Washington. What it says: The ad opens with a shot of nine-term incumbent Wayne Gilchrest, standing against a backdrop of what looks to be a Chesapeake Bay tributary. "I'm a Republican, but I'm reaching across party lines to support Frank Kratovil for Congress," Gilchrest says. "Frank Kratovil is a tough prosecutor. He'll be independent and put common sense ahead of politics.
NEWS
October 4, 2010
In a letter to the editor on Oct. 4, "Andy Harris won't raise taxes," a reader claimed that Rep. Frank Kratovil's vote in favor of clean energy was in fact the "largest single tax increase ever. " This is simply false. Millions of lower income families would actually save money as a result of his vote. Maryland should be proud to have a Congressman like Frank Kratovil who stood up to Big Oil and voted for the House-passed American Clean Energy and Security Act that would help create over 26,000 clean energy jobs in Maryland and increase our energy independence.
NEWS
October 4, 2010
I recently attended a debate between our congressman, Frank Kratovil, and his opponent, state Sen. Andy Harris. One would expect that all candidates would show respect when their opponent was talking. But when Congressman Kratovil was speaking, Mr. Harris' face made all sorts of grimaces and was actually mocking Congressman Kratovil. The scene was a disgrace and an embarrassment to many attendees. Harris' actions were what might have been expected of a teenager. Shame on you Mr. Harris.
NEWS
March 29, 2010
Thank you for exposing the misuse of our tax dollars via mailings in the article "Freshman tap congressional perks" (March 28). My representative, Frank Kratovil, made the top 15 of the list. I have received about five of his taxpayer extracted propaganda pieces. They are even bold enough to say "Paid for at taxpayer expense." Shame on him. Shame on all of them! Our government is nearly broke and they are glorifying themselves with money I could use for my family. Mr. Kratovil needs to give me and my fellow citizens back our $320,679.
NEWS
January 26, 2010
Members of Maryland's congressional delegation announced Monday that they had secured $5.6 million to help pay for road projects related to expanded employment at Fort Meade and Aberdeen Proving Ground under the Pentagon's base realignment program. Reps. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Frank Kratovil, along with Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Benjamin L. Cardin, made the announcement near Route 175 and Rockenbach Road at Fort Meade - one of the intersections scheduled to be improved to accommodate increased traffic.
NEWS
October 10, 2011
Some may remember Republican U.S House candidate Andy Harris' fliers excoriating his Democratic opponent, Rep. Frank Kratovil, for voting to fund research into fruit fly and ant life processes. Well, the other day the Nobel Prize for medicine was awarded to two doctors for discovering we have two immune systems - a basic system that reacts immediately and another one that learns to protect us against new viruses. And it all came out of research using fruit flies and ants. Yet Congressman Harris is a physician who claims to support life.
NEWS
By White House Press Office | July 22, 2011
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND TOWN HALL Ritchie Coliseum University of Maryland College Park, Maryland 11:04 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Maryland! (Applause.) Hello! Nice to see you. Thank you so much. (Applause.) Everybody, please have a seat. I see some smart folks up there wore shorts. (Laughter.) My team said I should not wear shorts. (Laughter.) My legs aren't good enough to wear shorts. AUDIENCE MEMBER: (Inaudible.) (Laughter.) THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. I'll tell Michelle you said so. (Laughter.)
NEWS
October 26, 2010
On Sunday, the Sunpapers predictably endorsed Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Rep. Frank Kratovil. The endorsements trotted out a bunch of reasons that the Sunpapers feel that these two politicians are best suited to represent Marylanders in the Senate and in the Congress. However, neither of them can possibly represent me nor the employees of my company. Let me explain. Starting in July, my small company invited politicians to meet with us in a roundtable question and answer format.
NEWS
October 21, 2010
I've had it. Enough is enough. Thanks to the Supreme Court, any fat cat can now pour unlimited funds to political candidates through so called "super pacs. " And now this corrupting practice has happened here in the 1st Congressional District where, as reported in the Baltimore Sun of October 19th, two wealthy individuals, a construction company owner and a New York hedge fund executive, have entered the Congressional race between Frank Kratovil and Andy Harris by donating a total of $500,000 to Mr. Harris, including more than $149,000 for TV ads attacking Mr. Kratovil ("Firm's $300,000 backs Harris")
NEWS
October 7, 2010
The multitude of anti-Frank Kratovil ads financed by the flood of out-of-state money has one effect possibly not desired by those pumping in the money — I will definitely be voting for Frank Kratovil. Larry Harris, Bel Air
NEWS
October 7, 2010
Whatever happened to positive election campaign ads? Whatever happened to telling the truth and playing fair? In the old days, campaigns were careful not to mention the opponents name, so as not to add to his name recognition. Back then, candidates talked about their own accomplishments and qualifications. Today, Gov. Martin O'Malley's ads are all about former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., and Mr. Ehrlich's ads are all about Mr. O'Malley. Rep. Frank Kratovil's ads are all about state Sen. Andy Harris, and Mr. Harris's ads are all about Mr. Kratovil.
NEWS
October 4, 2010
In a letter to the editor on Oct. 4, "Andy Harris won't raise taxes," a reader claimed that Rep. Frank Kratovil's vote in favor of clean energy was in fact the "largest single tax increase ever. " This is simply false. Millions of lower income families would actually save money as a result of his vote. Maryland should be proud to have a Congressman like Frank Kratovil who stood up to Big Oil and voted for the House-passed American Clean Energy and Security Act that would help create over 26,000 clean energy jobs in Maryland and increase our energy independence.
NEWS
October 7, 2010
Whatever happened to positive election campaign ads? Whatever happened to telling the truth and playing fair? In the old days, campaigns were careful not to mention the opponents name, so as not to add to his name recognition. Back then, candidates talked about their own accomplishments and qualifications. Today, Gov. Martin O'Malley's ads are all about former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., and Mr. Ehrlich's ads are all about Mr. O'Malley. Rep. Frank Kratovil's ads are all about state Sen. Andy Harris, and Mr. Harris's ads are all about Mr. Kratovil.
NEWS
February 8, 2010
In response to the letter written by Dr. Jean Silver-Isenstadt ("Cost of inaction on health care reform is too high," Readers respond, Feb. 4), I think that everyone agrees with her seven points, and if those were the only items included in the bill, it would most likely pass unanimously. That would be a one page bill. It is the other 1,999 pages and behind-closed-door deals that everyone is afraid of. Thank goodness we have people in Washington like Reps. Frank Kratovil and Roscoe Bartlett there to protect us from that monstrosity of a bill that will most likely have an even more devastating effect on our lives than what is currently in place.
NEWS
October 4, 2010
I recently attended a debate between our congressman, Frank Kratovil, and his opponent, state Sen. Andy Harris. One would expect that all candidates would show respect when their opponent was talking. But when Congressman Kratovil was speaking, Mr. Harris' face made all sorts of grimaces and was actually mocking Congressman Kratovil. The scene was a disgrace and an embarrassment to many attendees. Harris' actions were what might have been expected of a teenager. Shame on you Mr. Harris.
NEWS
By Paul West, The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2010
The national Republican Party and a pair of newly organized conservative operations are pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into attack ads against Democratic Rep. Frank Kratovil in the increasingly negative fight for Maryland's easternmost House district. Republican challenger Andy Harris, a veteran state lawmaker from Baltimore's northern suburbs, is again opposing Kratovil, an endangered Democratic freshman from the Eastern Shore. The House Democratic campaign committee was the first to enter the general election with attack ads aimed at district voters.
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