Maryland’s incursion into the world of legalized gambling is likely to bring the state millions of dollars in tax revenues, but industry experts predict the decision to allow table games will continue a decades-long tradition of states cannibalizing one another’s markets for personal gain.
In the wake of a bruising election that brought more lost ground for Republicans, the Maryland party is torn over how to engineer its comeback.
While Rep. Roscoe Bartlett blames redistricting, vote tallies show congressman-elect John Delaney overperforming in rural Maryland.
Maryland Democrats are confident their state’s lopsided congressional delegation will be influential in the next U.S. House of Representatives, despite having waged a war to unseat one of the most experienced Republicans in Congress.
The state’s new congressional districts and three constitutional amendments all passed by sizable margins.
Boosted by support from voters in Montgomery County, John Delaney unseated Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Buckeystown, to become the first Democratic congressman since 1992 to represent the 6th District.
With a recent poll showing Rep. Roscoe Bartlett and John Delaney tied, the candidates aim to sway undecided voters in the last days of the campaign.
Of the about $5 million raised, out-of-state donors have contributed over $1 million to Democrat John Delaney’s campaign.
Republican Rep. Roscoe Bartlett and Democrat John Delaney on Sunday night cast themselves as political independents in the race for Maryland’s 6th Congressional District during a debate that still featured the kind of partisan bickering dominating national politics.