Campaign 2000 notes

August 27, 2000

Campaign 2000 notes

Bartlett holds edge in funds

When it comes to raising campaign funds, incumbent Republican Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett holds the home-grown edge in his race against Democrat Donald DeArmon in Maryland's 6th Congressional District.

According to recent federal election filings, Bartlett has $285,260 in his campaign war chest as of June 30, compared to $58,557 for DeArmon.

According to a zip code analysis of contributions done by the Center for Responsive Politics, most of Bartlett's money comes from Maryland.

Contributors in Hagerstown's 21740 zip code have given Bartlett $3,500, making it No. 1. All of the top 10 contributing zip codes for Bartlett are in Maryland.


In comparison, seven of the top 10 contributors zip codes for DeArmon are out of state. The leader is 22206 in Arlington, Va., with $3,000. Second is 21740 of Hagerstown with $2,000.

The biggest fund-raiser from Washington County, however, isn't even on the Maryland ballot. Pennsylvania Rep. Bud Shuster, R-9th, has raised $10,500 from Washington county contributors as of June 30, according to FEC records.

Bartlett had raised $7,100 from Washington County. Republican GOP presidential hopeful George W. Bush raised $8,300 while Democratic nominee Al Gore raised $1,500.

In Maryland's U.S. senate race, incumbent Democrat Paul S. Sarbanes holds a significant fund-raising advantage over Republican challenger Paul H. Rappaport. Sarbanes has raised more than $1.5 million and has $1.2 million to spent. Rappaport has raised $54,537 and spent most of it. His campaign balance on June 30, 2000, was $8,155, according to the FEC.

Getting Ready

While attending the recent Washington County Democratic picnic, Democratic congressional hopeful Donald DeArmon said his campaign to unseat Republican Roscoe G. Bartlett has just started. Up to this time, his efforts have been getting the proper resources in place. After Labor Day, he said he'll step up his campaign efforts.

"Bartlett has done a terrible job and has a terrible record. I've stepped in because we deserve better," DeArmon said.

Eva Rosvold, a member of U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulksi staff's, has been named campaign manager for DeArmon's bid.

Rosvold has worked in Mikulski's press office and most recently in the senator's Hagerstown's office. She is a graduate of Towson State and lives in Frederick.

Getting Registered

The deadline to register for the Nov. 7 election in Maryland is Oct. 13. by 9 p.m. The Washington County Board of Elections is at 33 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. The phone number is 301-791-3030.

The deadline in Pennsylvania and West Virginia is Oct. 10.

The phone number for voter registration in Franklin County, Pa., is 717-261-3886; in Berkeley County, W.Va., it's 304-264-1989 and in Jefferson County, W.Va., it's 304-728-3246.


The Washington County Democrats are online at

The Al Gore-Joseph Lieberman ticket is online at and the George W. Bush-Dick Cheney ticket is online at

Paul H. Rappaport, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Maryland, is at

Finding Green Party on ballot

Maryland's State Board of Elections has officially recognized the Green Party and will list the ticket of Ralph Nader and Winoa LaDuke on the November ballot. The recognition also allows voters to register as Greens.

The Green Party's efforts were also successful in Pennsylvania, but unsuccessful in West Virginia.

For information on the Green Party in Maryland, contact Issac Oplalinsky, 410-267-0224.

To be recognized as a party in Maryland, a political organization must file a petition signed by 10,000 registered voters not later than Aug. 7, 2000, Those signatures must be verified as being that of registered voters by the local boards of elections and have an Attorney General approved Constitution and By-laws on file with the State Board of Elections.

Other political parties on the Maryland presidential ballot in addition to the Democratic, Republican and Greens are:

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> The Constitution Party, Howard Philips and Jay C. Frazier.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> The Libertarian Party, Harry Browne and Art Oliver.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> The Reform Party, Pat Buchanan and Ezola Foster.

The Natural Law Party was successful in getting on the West Virginia ballot, but unsuccessful in Maryland. The Natural Law Party's ticket is John Hagelin and Nat Goldhaber,

West Virginia's choices for president will be Gore, George W. Bush, Harry Browne, Buchanan and Hagelin.

Pennsylvania choices for presidents will be Gore, George W. Bush, Philips, and Nader.

Bush-Cheney leadership team

The Washington County leadership team for the Bush campaign is state Sen. Donald Munson, state Del. Christopher Shank, and State Del. Bob McKee. The local director is Richard Everhart.

On the Button

Dee Barnhart of Hagerstown was one of the centers of attention at the recent Washington County Democratic picnic -- and she wasn't even a candidate.

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