Thursday, December 22, 2011

Can Robin Ficker Win Maryland's 6th Congressional District Republican Primary? // Roscoe Bartlett Retreating on Taxes

Maryland Juice early on predicted that GOP candidate Robin Ficker would win the 6th Congressional District Republican Primary. Though some people found the idea preposterous, others are at least addressing it in their own ways. I caught this cute repurposing of's "Ask" tool on the web today:

But Maryland Juice was only half-joking when predicting a Ficker victory. We were actually trying to make a point that the flood of new Montgomery County Republicans would need to be factored into the GOP's CD6 equation. Today I present two more pieces of evidence that the MoCo GOP may not be as Tea Party-friendly as the rest of the CD6 GOP. Check out this response on Facebook to Robin Ficker's participation in a protest against Islamophobia:

Today the Hill-focused newspaper Roll Call also highlighted that Rep. Roscoe Bartlett is tip-toeing away from the Republican Party's position against extending payroll tax cuts:
Lisa Wright, a press secretary for Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.), said in an email to several dozen GOP leadership staffers that Republicans could face severe political repercussions from their stance....
“Republicans are NOT PLAYING THIS RIGHT,” Wright wrote, quoting the constituent. The email was sent to staffers for Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), aides to the conservative Republican Study Committee and aides to a number of members of the House Armed Services Committee.

“Working people and SENIORS ARE BOTH UPSET ------- it’s the seniors’ opposition that will hurt GOPers most,” Wright wrote, adding in an email that the woman’s views represented “a lot of current and retired federal government workers” in Bartlett’s district.

More on the CD6 GOP Primary soon!

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