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Brunswick, Md., man to challenge Bartlett

May 06, 2005|by TAMELA BAKER

A Brunswick, Md., man on Thursday unofficially declared his 2006 candidacy for Congress in the Sixth District, a seat currently held by Rep. Roscoe Bartlett.

"My name is Andrew Duck. I'm from Brunswick and I'm gonna get Roscoe Bartlett out of Congress," he told guests at the Washington County Democratic Central Committee's annual Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner.

Retired from the U.S. Army, Duck said he'd gotten frustrated with the current administration while working in ground support for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

"I retired and came back to Frederick County to work on the Kerry campaign," he said.

And in an overture to Washington County Democrats, he made a $25 contribution toward a newspaper ad for the upcoming municipal election in Hagerstown that would say, "This town is not for sale" - a hit at the Republican slate of candidates whom Democrats have accused of trying to buy the election with large campaign contributions.

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Duck said he plans to make a formal announcement May 25 in Hagerstown.

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