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Brinkley In, Trachtenberg Out in 6th District Race

Financier John K. Delaney also in as candidates line up ahead of next week's filing deadline.

State Sen. David R. Brinkley is in and former Montgomery County Councilwoman Duchy Trachtenberg is out in the race for the 6th District Congressional seat, according to reports.

Trachtenberg is dropping out due to a recurrence of breast cancer, the political blog Maryland Juice reported Wednesday. Trachtenberg, a Democrat from North Bethesda who that she would run in the , delivered the news in a press release on her campaign website.

Brinkley announced his plans this afternoon at Frederick City Hall. Check back with Patch for more coverage of Brinkley's announcement.

Brinkley (R-Dist. 4) of New Market, is a former minority leader in the Maryland Senate, where he is in his third term after two terms in the House of Delegates.

John K. Delaney will run for the Democratic nomination, Maryland Juice reported, citing a “source within the campaign.”

Delaney, of Potomac, confirmed the report to The Washington Post on Wednesday afternoon.

Delaney is the cofounder and executive chairman of Chevy Chase-based CapitalSource Inc., a commercial financier of middle-market companies. Delaney reportedly has the support of former Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan. Delaney’s campaign is using the “electability argument” to position the businessman against Sen. Robert J. Garagiola (D-Dist. 15) of Germantown, Maryland Juice reported.

Garagiola was elected Senate Majority leader last year and .

A number of to take a shot at unseating 10-term Republican U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett of Buckeystown. Among them is Brandon Rippeon, a 2010 candidate for the Montgomery County Council. Rippeon recently named former Montgomery County GOP Chairman Jim Shalleck as his campaign manager, .

State GOP Chairman Alex Mooney is "unsure" whether he will enter the 6th District race, MarylandReporter.com reported on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, candidates are lining up for other races ahead of next Tuesday’s filing deadline, The Gazette reported. Among them are Sen. C. Anthony Muse (D-Dist. 26) of Fort Washington, who is expected to announce Thursday that he will challenge U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D) of Pikesville.

Sen. Nancy Jacobs (R-Dist. 34) of Abingdon will announce plans to challenge five-term U.S. Rep. C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger of Cockeysville, .

bbb January 05, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Although I would not have voted for her...I pray for her for a full and speedy recovery, I don't like some of her politics....But that's what make's this "Country" great we are all different....without this we would still be in the stone ages....God bless to her an family.

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