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Hoyer Endorses Garagiola

Sen. Robert Garagiola, a Democrat from Germantown, announced the news on Facebook.

House Majority Whip U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) has endorsed Maryland Sen. Rob Garagiola in his bid for Congress, campaign officials formally announced Wednesday.

Roll Call was the first among news media to hint at the endorsement Monday on its political blog At the Races. Garagiola, a Democrat from Germantown, mentioned the endorsement in a posting on his campaign’s Facebook page Monday morning.

In the fight to represent the Democrats in the April primary, the candidates who’ve raised the most money were Garagiola, Potomac businessman John Delaney and Air Force doctor Milad Pooran from Frederick County, according to records filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Charles Bailey, of Washington County, and Ron Little, from Gaithersburg, round out the Democrat’s roster.

The eight Republicans in the race include incumbent U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, who’s held the seat for decades. Bartlett — another leading fundraiser, according to federal election records — will face state legislators Sen. David Brinkley and Del. Kathy Afzali.

The other Republican candidates are Joseph T. Krysztoforski, Brandon O. Rippeon, Robin Ficker, Robert Coblentz and Germantown resident, Peter James.

John Thompson February 09, 2012 at 12:39 AM
Also, ask Delaney about how Capital Source is a dead ringer for Bain Capital and Mittens Romney! MITT DELANEY 2012!
John Thompson February 09, 2012 at 12:41 AM
On Delaney - if by highest raiser you mean lent himself 118K before he even declared, then yeah you're right. Loanshark Delaney will buy your vote!!
Scott Preston March 20, 2012 at 08:21 PM
Why does no article mention that "Potomac businessman John Delaney" does not live in District 6? Delaney is running as "an outsider" and he couldn't be more on then outside. He lives in another district and cannot vote for himself in the primary! Ask him if he is supporting Van Hollen for Congress, or has he sent more money to Eastern Shore Tea Party nut jobs.

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