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Campaign Notes

December 17, 2007|By ANDREW SCHOTZ

Hoover on the Web, too



After Campaign Notes recently reported that eight of the 11 candidates for Maryland's 6th District seat in Congress had alerted us about their campaign Web sites, we heard from one of the three other candidates.

Gary William Hoover Sr. of Clear Spring, who is unaffiliated with a political party, said he now has a Web site, too: www.hoover4congress08.com.

Bartlett '06



The 6th District's eight-term incumbent, Republican Roscoe Bartlett, is among the current pack on the Web, but his campaign schedule is still grounded in 2006, the last time he won re-election.

According to the latest listings in the "Events" section of his campaign Web site, Bartlett's schedule includes appearances at the Salute to Independence at Antietam National Battlefield on July 1, 2006, and a Republican rally in Frederick, Md., on July 9, 2006.

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Fund drives



As of Dec. 7, only three of the 11 candidates in the 6th District race are listed in Federal Election Commission fundraising records, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonprofit watchdog group in Washington, D.C.

Using FEC data, the Center's Web site, www.opensecrets.org, reports that Republican incumbent Roscoe Bartlett raised $33,169 and spent $28,030 during the campaign finance reporting period that ended Sept. 30. That left his campaign with $208,570 cash on hand.

Democratic challenger Andrew Duck raised $46,626 and spent $36,889 over the same period, giving him $10,616 cash on hand.

Forty-four percent of the money Bartlett raised in that period came from political action committees and 47 percent from individuals.

For Duck, it was 2 percent from PACs and 98 percent from individuals.

Republican Frank Nethken also is listed, but there was no financial report on record. His Web site says he is not accepting campaign contributions.

Some of the 11 candidates hadn't yet entered the race by Sept. 30.

Bartlett, Duck and Nethken were three of the earliest candidates to file.

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