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Eleven file for Md. 6th District congressional race

December 04, 2007|By ANDREW SCHOTZ

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.

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.

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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

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