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.