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Political Notebook - June 24

June 23, 2013

It’s not only the race for Maryland governor that is attracting a clutch of candidates.

The race for the 6th Congressional District seems to be warming up as well.

Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent who ran for the U.S. Senate and lost in 2012, recently announced that he will seek the Republican Party’s nomination for the 6th District seat currently held by John Delaney, D-Md.

Earlier this year, Bongino announced the launch of a campaign for the position of governor of Maryland, but changed his mind.

Another Republican eyeing the seat is David E. Vogt, who is expected to announce on July 4 that he is running for the seat.

Vogt, 29, is a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps. 

Vogt’s campaign website describes him as a “husband, father, community volunteer and patriot with a positive, optimistic vision for America’s future.”


Cardin to tour Volvo

U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., will visit the Volvo Powertrain facility in Hagerstown Monday at 10 a.m. as part of his “Made in Maryland” tour to highlight companies “that are supporting quality jobs for Marylanders.”

“At such an important time for America’s economic recovery, ‘Made in Maryland’ is my way to highlight the diverse products being produced in our great state and adding to the growth of our economy. I plan to listen and bring ideas back to Washington so the federal government can better assist these great companies as they strive to be the best and most innovative in their field,” Cardin said in a news release.


No tax raise

State Del. Ron George, R-Anne Arundel, who is a candidate for governor, has pledged not to raise any taxes if he were to be elected Maryland’s chief executive.

He also promised to cut taxes and is challenging other candidates to make a similar pledge, according to a news release sent out by his campaign.

“Our economy will not grow unless our citizens and business can keep more money to spend and invest as fits their needs,” he said in the release.

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— Compiled by Kaustuv Basu

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