A Republican spoke fondly of a Democrat in Hagerstown last week, and vice versa.
The occasion was a visit by Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot, who was on a statewide "listening tour."
During a roundtable talk at Coldwell Banker Innovations on Dual Highway, state Sen. Donald F. Munson welcomed Franchot to Washington County, which he called "the very best place on Earth."
Munson told the group he and Franchot have known each other for many years and said Franchot's staff is always helpful.
Franchot, at one point, said, "There's not a harder-working advocate for Western Maryland than Sen. Don Munson."
Both men are running for re-election this year. Munson is facing a Republican challenge for his seat from Del. Christopher B. Shank.
Asked how across-the-aisle camaraderie might be seen during a primary battle, Munson said there's no connection.
"I'm a senator," he said. "One of the responsibilities is to greet elected officials and I'm here to do that today ... My primary responsibility is not politics today."