Tuesday, November 29, 2011

REPORTER: GOP Ready to Abandon Rep. Roscoe Bartlett in Maryland CD6 // Plus, Red Maryland Hijacks Bartlett Photo

Yesterday, the politically-oriented newspaper Roll Call wrote about how redistricting changes were leading to unexpected retirement decisions, but they had an unusual comment about the fate of Maryland's 6th Congressional District incumbent, Rep. Roscoe Bartlett:
In Maryland, 85-year-old Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R) could retire instead of seeking re-election in a redrawn, heavily Democratic district. The GOP would rather give up the seat than try to fight for Bartlett in a hopeless effort.
I wonder who Roll Call reporters have been talking to in the Republican Party? This article makes it appear as though Rep. Bartlett should not expect to have the financial support of the establishment should he decide to run for re-election. I suppose they have other more winnable races to worry about. 

But as Maryland Juice recently wrote, the idea of Rep. Bartlett running for re-election might be a sham, no matter what he says publicly. Maryland Juice recently pointed readers to an article on the rightwing Red Maryland blog accusing the Congressman of trying to give his seat to his Chief of Staff. We drew a big arrow on the Red Maryland photo (see below), but it turns out they may not have had permission to use the image. A reporter from Hagerstown's Herald-Mail points out that the photo comes from an article he wrote in May. Hat tip to the mighty Andrew Schotz. Note, that he also deserves the photo credit on the shot below:

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