Pundits Now Sure Maryland Will Go Dem, Give Duck A Fighting Chance in the 6th Congressional
CQ Politics, one of the more neutral of the election prediction websites, published a roundup of Maryland races today. It is not much of a surprise that they decided to keep the Senate race as "Leans Democratic" with Michael Steele as the underdog (pun intended), and that they have finally recognized the strength of Martin O'Malley's campaign by moving the Governor's race to "Leans Democratic" as well.
But what is a surprise is that they moved the race in Maryland's 6th congressional district from "Safe Republican" to "Republican Favored." This means that they see potential for a Democratic wave to carry Democrat Andrew Duck to victory over long-time incumbent Republican Roscoe Bartlett. In their own words: "This year, though, as Republican Party fortunes have waned in general, Bartlett is facing the most spirited challenge he has seen in years. Democratic nominee Andrew Duck entered the race as a political unknown and he still has a small campaign treasury. But his background as a former Army Intelligence officer and Iraq War veteran — and his easy-to-remember last name — are drawing Duck more attention than Bartlett’s previous longshot challengers."
So we could have a big surprise on November 7, and the Maryland GOP could experience devastation the likes of which they haven't seen since their boy Spiro messed up so bad.
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