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Primary-tested, former Frederick mayor guns for showdown with Bartlett
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|Last Edited||U Ole Polecat Feb 15, 2008 07:13am|
|News Date||Friday, February 15, 2008 01:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Former Frederick Mayor Jennifer Dougherty shocked two-time candidate Andrew Duck in Maryland’s 6th District Democratic congressional primary Tuesday, relying on her government experience to carry her to victory. |
Dougherty was chipper the morning after defeating Duck with 44 percent of the vote to his 37 percent. The experience and leadership from Frederick that made her the best Democratic candidate would translate well to November’s showdown with eight-term Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R), she said.
Keith Haller, president of media polling company Potomac Inc., said a Dougherty victory in November is certainly a possibility.
‘‘There’s no question, there’s an undercurrent of change and questioning of the status quo,” Haller said. ‘‘If you’re an incumbent member of Congress you’d be smart to watch your backside — voters are not just going to roll over for two more years.”
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