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Maryland 6th Congressional District

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Raymond E. Beck, Sr. (1939- ), a Republican, served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1972-1982. It was at that time he ran and was elected to the Maryland State Senate, serving from 1983-1989. In 1980 Beck unsuccessfully sought Maryland’s Sixth Congressional seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. He received 62,913 votes, or 30.10% of those cast.

Dan Rupli, a Democrat from Frederick County, unsuccessfully sought his party’s nomination in both 1976 and 1978 to represent Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District.

Jennifer P. Dougherty, a Democrat, was elected the City of Frederick’s first woman Mayor in 2001 and served through 2006. She had lost her bid for re-election, however, in the 2005 Democratic Primary. In 2008 Jennifer Dougherty unsuccessfully sought to unseat the Republican Congressman representing Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District. Dougherty received 128,207 votes, representing 38.79% of the votes cast.

Roscoe Gardner Bartlett, (1926- ), a Republican, was unsuccessful in his first attempt for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Maryland's Sixth Congressional District. This was in 1982 when he received only 35,321 votes, or just 25.61% of those cast. With the campaign slogan, "Leadership... for a Change!", Bartlett was successful ten years later, in 1992, and had been re-elected to eight consecutive terms serving from 1993 to 2012.

In 2008, Bartlett received 190,926 votes, or 57.76% of those votes cast. The two "Retire Roscoe" buttons portrayed on this page were distributed at the Sixth Annual Western Maryland Democratic Summit held in Allegany County on April 23-24, 2010 and characterize the Democratic Party's opposition to this Republican office-holder. Bartlett was re-elected in the November 2, 2010 General Election. He was, however, defeated in the November 6, 2012 General Election.

Casey Clark, a Democrat, is a former television journalist and businessman. He is a candidate for his party's nomination for election in 2010 to the U.S. House of Representatives representing the Sixth Congressional District. Clark's motto is, "A New Voice for the Sixth Congressional District - A New Voice for America". Clark lost to Andrew Duck in the September 2010 Democratic primary.

Andrew J. Duck, a Democrat, served in 1980 on the staff of the Jimmy Carter/Walter Mondale Presidential Campaign Committee, and in the Presidential campaign of 2004 was a co-founder of Frederick County, Maryland for John Kerry. Duck was the Sixth Congressional District's Democratic candidate in 2006, running against the incumbent, Roscoe Bartlett. He received 39% of the vote to Bartlett's 59%. In 2008, Andrew Duck again sought election to Congress but was defeated in the Democratic primary by Jennifer Dougherty, who went on to defeat by Bartlett in the general election. On June 1, 2009 and with the campaign slogan, "A New Voice Across Maryland", Andrew J. Duck, the fifteenth of seventeen children, announced his candidacy to run for the U.S. House of Representatives for Maryland's Sixth Congressional District in the 2010 general election. He was defeated in the November General Election by the incumbent Republican, Roscoe Bartlett.

Joseph Krysztoforski, a Republican, lost to Roscoe Bartlett in the September 14, 2010 Republican primary. Along with strong support for fiscal responsibility and energy independence, Krysztoforski had promised to work toward a Constitutional Amendment overturning the Supreme Court ruling that enabled corporations the same rights as a person. His campaign slogan had been, "A Voice for this Generation and the Next".


Al Feldstein

Al Feldstein

Collection Location:
LaVale, Maryland

Campaign paraphernalia, Maryland, History


Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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