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Eleven file to run for Maryland 6th District Congressional seat

Republican incumbent Roscoe Bartlett faces four challengers in primary

Republican incumbent Roscoe Bartlett faces four challengers in primary

December 03, 2007|By ANDREW SHOTZ

WASHINGTON COUNTY

Eleven people filed to run for Maryland's 6th District seat in Congress by Monday's 9 p.m. deadline, according to the Maryland State Board of Elections.

Republican Roscoe Bartlett, the incumbent, is seeking a ninth two-year term. He will have four challengers in the Feb. 12, 2008, primary.

Five candidates filed on the Democratic side.

One candidate, Gary William Hoover Sr. of Clear Spring, is unaffiliated with a party, so he will move to the Nov. 4, 2008, general election.

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The last two candidates filed Nov. 29.

One of them, Republican John B. Kimble, 47, of Beltsville, Md., said he believes the 6th District has the right demographics for a conservative candidate like him.

Kimble, a behavorial scientist, ran second in the 2006 U.S. Senate Republican primary behind Michael Steele.

He said he won three Republican primaries for the 4th District Congress seat.

Rick Lank of Middletown, Md., a Democrat, also filed Nov. 29. He did not return two phone messages Monday.

The full list of candidates is:

  • Robin L. Deibert of Fairplay, a Democrat

  • Jennifer Dougherty of Frederick, Md., a Democrat

  • Andrew Duck of Woodsboro, Md., a Democrat

  • Rick Lank of Middletown, a Democrat

  • Larry Smith of Cumberland, Md., an assistant principal at Hancock Middle-Senior High School, a Democrat

  • Roscoe Bartlett of Frederick, a Republican

  • Tom Croft of Middletown, a Republican

  • John B. Kimble of Beltsville, a Republican

  • Joseph T. Krysztoforski of Hunt Valley, Md., a Republican

  • Frank K. Nethken of Cumberland, a Republican

  • Gary William Hoover Sr. of Clear Spring

    Robin Deibert of Fairplay, a Democratic candidate for Maryland's 6th District seat in Congress, is holding two public events this week.

    On Wednesday, she will be at Isabella's Tavern in Frederick, Md., from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

    On Thursday, she will be at the Gourmet Goat in Hagerstown from 4 to 7 p.m.

    Candidates in the 6th District are taking to the Web to reach the public.

    Frank Nethken, running as a Republican, has started a Web site explaining the influence of God on his campaign. Nethken says he is running for president and Congress at the same time.

    The Web site is www.wethepeopleforjesus.org.

    Tom Croft, another Republican, has posted satire and animation in the style of the Web spoof site JibJab. Croft's Web site is www.croftinthehouse.com.

    The incumbent, Republican Roscoe Bartlett, who is seeking a ninth term, has a campaign Web site at www.bartlettforcongress.org.

    Other 6th District candidates who have notified The Herald-Mail about their Web sites include:

  • Robin Deibert, a Democrat: www.deibertforcongress.com

  • Andrew Duck, a Democrat: www.duckforcongress.org

  • Jennifer Dougherty, a Democrat: www.jenniferdougherty.com

  • Larry Smith, a Democrat: www.larrysmith2008.org

  • Joseph T. Krysztoforski, a Republican: www.jtkforcongress.org

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