Tuesday, October 24, 2006

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.
Help make Duck's "small campaign treasury" a little bigger by going here.


Blogger Stephanie Dray said...

Challenge everywhere, my friends.

10/24/2006 11:06:00 PM  
Blogger Mdman said...

Stephanie is right. I live in Montgomery, but I have lived in both the 6th and 1st Districts and I made contributions to both. I was doing some phone banking and talked to someone in Frederick and talked up Duck. I also spoke with someone in Worcester County who is a registered Republican and who is supporting the straight Democratic ticket! Who knew!

10/25/2006 10:40:00 AM  

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