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October 23, 2010

Biden to raise dough for Kratovil

Vice President Joe Biden will headline a fundraiser for Democratic Rep. Frank Kratovil of Maryland on Thursday, October 28.

The event, just five days before voting ends, will take place in Bethesda. It was announced late Friday by the vice president's office.

Kratovil has already had high-level fundraising help from former President Bill Clinton, among others. Biden collected campaign cash earlier this fall for the top two statewide Democratic candidates, Gov. Martin O'Malley and Sen. Barbara Mikulski.

Freshman Kratovil is in a tight race with Republican state Rep. Andy Harris of Baltimore County in the state's easternmost congressional district. The contest has attracted more than $6 million in spending, making it one of the most expensive House races in Maryland history.

Posted by Paul West at 8:06 AM | | Comments (7)
Categories: Candidate Watch 2010
        

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Fascinating. The Sun can report on one more big name Democrat coming to Maryland to raise money, but fails to mention the recent Monmouth University poll that shows Kratovil trailing Dr. Andy Harris by ELEVEN percentage points.

Also interesting to note that Biden won't appear in the First Congressional District for the Kratovil fundraiser. Two natural conclusions: Obama's approval rating among First District voters is a mere 32% (so Kratovil wants to hide Obama's partner from his constituents), and Kratovil can't raise money from First District votes (so he has to go to Montgomery County where the Washington establishment resides).

Shame on the Sun for not at least appearing to be a bit more neutral in this election.

When they send in Vice President Joe Biden to trump for Democratic Rep. Frank Kratovil of Maryland , when Rep. Frank Kratovil skipped the Obama rally, one knows this race is lost. Congratulations to Dr. Andy Harris.

I hope the list of those running for office in other states. I'm a registered Independant living in Ha.Co. and am absolutely disgusted with all political ads. And the phone calls are getting to the point of harrassment. As a retired Cop there should be some way to opt out of these worthless calls. I've read the list of candidates and can truely say everyone is a worthless piece of S#$@ and not worth the trip to the polls. There simply has to be a better way of campaining than negative name calling and out & out lies these TV ads keep shouting. Not one candidate says anything about issues and what they think should be done. Wouldn't it be nice if no one showed up to vote for any of these liars, cheats & thieves.

I want to vote for Frank Kratovil but obama ,reid and the house speaker Nancy keep me from doing so . he is a good man , and i wish he were with some other party and not obamas party

Frank you have ignore Harford county all this time. We wont forget. bye bye.

To badpoppo:

Congress exempted itself(political calls) from the "Do Not Call Registry". One more reason to throw the bums out.

I live in Harford county and Kratovil will not attend any events or programs up this way. He has to go out of the district to get money what a joke cant wait to vote him out.

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