McCown will try to unseat Bartlett
By BRENDAN KIRBY
FREDERICK, Md. - Calling himself a voice for the forgotten middle class, Jefferson, Md., resident Tim D. McCown today plans to launch his bid for the congressional seat held by U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett.
McCown, a Democrat, will launch his campaign at noon in front of 309 W. Patrick St.
McCown, 47, who is seeking his first elective office, said he initially planned to run for Maryland's General Assembly but opted for Congress when he saw big-name Democrats had not stepped forward to challenge the three-term Republican.
"Basically, the middle class in the current system doesn't have a voice," he said. "Dr. Bartlett's a millionaire and so many members of Congress are millionaires."