Campaign notes

January 31, 2008|By ERIN CUNNINGHAM

Grand opening planned

A grand opening will be held Friday for the Washington County Democratic Central Committee's permanent headquarters in Hagerstown.

There will be a meet-and-greet with candidates Friday at noon at the headquarters. Democratic candidates for the 6th Congressional District have been invited to attend the event, and refreshments will be served.

Campaign literature, bumper stickers and other materials also will be available.

The headquarters will be open, except for Sundays, though Feb. 12 - the day of the primary election.

Hours at the headquarters, at 245 N. Potomac St., will be Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On primary day, headquarters will be open from 10 a.m. until the polls close.

Democrats who need a ride to the polls may contact headquarters at 301-797-4385.

Labor Council endorses candidates

The Central Maryland AFL-CIO Council has announced its political endorsements.

The labor council has endorsed Donna Brightman, W. Edward Forrest, Meredith Fouche and Justin M. Hartings for the Washington County Board of Education. There are nine candidates vying for four open seats on the board.


The labor council also supports Andrew M. Duck for Maryland's 6th District seat in Congress.

The primary election is Feb. 12.

Candidate launches Voter Outreach

Joseph T. Krysztoforski, a Republican candidate for Maryland's 6th District seat in Congress, recently announced the launch of his Voter Outreach program.

As part of that outreach program, Krysztoforski's campaign committee, JTK for Congress, will place recordings of speeches, debates, responses to voters' questions, meetings and television spots and other information on a YouTube channel on the Internet.

Anyone who wants to access this information can go to the YouTube channel directly at or through a link on the opening page of Krysztoforski's Web site,

Political blog has poll

The political blog "Air-it-Out with George" has an online poll that will be operating through Sunday at 10 p.m.

The site is taking votes on "Who has your vote?" Visitors to the site,, can select one of the Democrats running for Congress in Maryland's 6th District.

As of Wednesday at 6 p.m., 81 votes had been received. Robin Deibert was leading with 41 percent of the vote, and Andrew Duck was second with 33 percent.

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