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  •  Alex Mooney (2+ / 0-)
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    KingofSpades, betelgeux

    has not had a good couple of years.  After he managed to lose the State Senate seat he held for 12 years to a Democrat despite having a fairly red district and despite it being 2010, he ran for MD-6 in 2012 for a while, and then switched to running in 2014 so he could keep fundraising. However, since he was still on Roscoe Bartlett's payroll at the time, he had to drop out of that race to comply with ethics rules.  I'm pretty sure you have to be Michael Steele to leverage the Maryland GOP job into anything worthwhile.

    •  No kidding (3+ / 0-)
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      KingofSpades, Audrid, betelgeux

      Mooney went from having his own little corner of the universe to the political equivalent of living in a refrigerator box under the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

      Keeper of the DKE glossary. Priceless: worth a lot; not for sale.

      by SaoMagnifico on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 08:03:08 PM PST

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      •  He was the resident anti-abortion nut (0+ / 0-)

        the one who sends people plastic fetuses.  The fact that he lost in 2010 (before the gerrymander which compacted the district to take in less of rural Frederick County) was a good twist.

        "Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game." -Voltaire

        by KingofSpades on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 08:12:11 PM PST

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        •  The new Senate map (0+ / 0-)

          will be good for Young but I actually have some family that got gerrymandered out of that district who were happy to finally have some sane representation after three terms of loony Mooney, and are now back to an R state senator.  

    •  His state Senate district (1+ / 0-)
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      has been getting progressively bluer.  Even his dickishness wouldn't have cost him the seat in 2010 of all years if not for demographic and political trends pushing it to the Democratic side.

      His loss there even with a partisan wave for his party means that he doesn't have even a reliable base among Frederick voters; ergo, how he thinks he can win election to Congress in a district where half the voters are in Montgomery is a subject for "48 Hours Mystery".

      37, MD-8 (MD-6 after 2012) resident, NOVA raised, Euro/Anglophile Democrat

      by Mike in MD on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 09:50:20 PM PST

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