DCCC runs radio ads in 6th District
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the campaign arm of House Democrats, is targeting Republican Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett in the first political advertisement of the 2012
race to hit the airwaves in the newly drawn 6th District.
In a radio ad, the DCCC alleges that Bartlett is “part of the problem in Washington” because he is protecting tax breaks “for billionaires instead of Medicare for seniors and jobs for us,” according to a script released by the group. The ads will begin Monday.
Maryland’s 6th District, which became more competitive after last month’s redistricting process, is one of 25 selected as a priority by national Democrats. For now, it is considered a tossup race.
Bartlett has said he will run for reelection. State Sen. Robert Garagiola has led the pack of Democratic candidates, officially kicking off his campaign Tuesday. A former member of the Montgomery County Council, Duchy Trachtenberg, is also running for the seat.