Tuesday, January 22, 2013
U.S. Rep. John Delaney of Potomac says he's optimistic about President Obama's second term.
By Jeremy Barr Capital News Service WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's second inaugural address, delivered on a cold, cloudy afternoon, set out a clear vision for a more equal, unified America. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath of office to Obama on Monday, however the president was officially sworn in on Sunday, as constitutionally-mandated. “My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment,” the president said in his 19-minute address. “And we will seize it -- so long as we seize it together.” Obama’s speech eschewed specific policy proposals, though he vowed change on a slate of progressive causes, from global warming to gay rights. “We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Monday event at Congressional Country Club charged attendees $1,000 per ticket, The Washington Post reports.
Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. raked in nearly $200,000 at an "opulent" Monday fundraiser at Bethesda's famed Congressional Country Club, The Washington Post reports. Attendees were charged $1,000 per ticket, according to the report. Guests included newly-elected congressman John Delaney (D), most of the state senators from Montgomery County, County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) and former County Executive Doug Duncan, who will once again seek the county executive seat, as Patch first reported. The longtime Senate president is running for another term, but will use much of the funds raised Monday to help fellow Democrats in Senate races, The Post reported. Read the full story at The Washington Post.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Bartlett said gerrymandering cost him the congressional election but the numbers tell a different story.
Capital News Service Congressman-elect John Delaney won Maryland's 6th District race on Election Day with the support of heavily Democratic Montgomery County, as expected, but a surprising number of Western Maryland voters voted to oust long-time incumbent Roscoe Bartlett, an analysis of the numbers shows. Now, those voters expect Delaney to champion their causes. Delaney campaigned by saying he was determined not to "balkanize the district"—splitting it into subgroups that could be targeted with tailored messages. That strategy appears to have paid off. Though the scant polling of the matchup showed Bartlett and Delaney tied throughout the fall, Delaney's 20-point win revealed the Democrat had more bipartisan appeal than any of Bartlett's…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Check out John Delaney's full speech to his new Congressional District 6 constituents on election night.
John Delaney speaks to his new Congressional District 6 constituents in announcing his win on election night, ending Rep. Roscoe Bartlett’s 10-term reign in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Maryland proved overwhelmingly "blue" in voting at the federal level.
Capital News Service Democrat John Delaney ended Rep. Roscoe Bartlett’s 10-term reign in the U.S. House of Representatives on an election night that otherwise featured no surprises among Maryland’s federal races. Bartlett, the 86-year-old Buckeystown resident who has represented Maryland’s 6th Congressional District since 1993, fell to 38.1 percent in vote totals Wednesday. Delaney captured 58.6 percent, with Libertarian candidate Nickolaus Mueller taking 3.2 percent. “It has been my great honor to serve the constituents of the 6th District of Maryland for the past 20 years,” Bartlett said in a statement. “Although the election did not have the outcome we had hoped for, we can hold our heads high knowing that we have fought for the …