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Frank Kratovil-Andy Harris Race in Maryland Reported Dead Even

October 25, 2010

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The Baltimore Sun reports that the bellwether race in Maryland’s First Congressional District is dead even, 40 percent for one-term incumbent Rep. Frank Kratovil, and 40 percent for Andy Harris, who lost in a close election with Kratovil two years ago. The undecided vote is put at 14 percent, one week before Election Day. Kratovil […]

Frank Kratovil, Spending Taxpayer Money Like Water

May 24, 2010

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Frank Kratovil, Maryland’s District 1 congressman, is committed to keeping constituents informed about how busy he is, working for us on Capitol Hill. Today’s mail brings another of Rep. Kratovil’s increasingly frequent “legislative updates.” This is the second legislative update during the month of May. Do you think there’s an election coming up? The first […]

Frank Kratovil Spending Taxpayer Money

April 12, 2010

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Did you receive the interesting mailing from Rep. Frank Kratovil? It came in the mail on Saturday. Rep. Kratovil represents those of us who live in Maryland’s First Congressional District.  He mailed us two classy fliers in late 2009, and one earlier this year. This fourth flier is the nicest one yet, in my opinion. […]

So What Will It Be? Change or Status Quo?

March 21, 2010

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The way forward in history is never led by the timid. Every advance in human rights is resisted by defenders of the status quo.  Change through democracy is difficult and loudly opposed. Do you think the signers of the Declaration of Independence were worried about re-election? They were revolutionaries, with no guarantee of success.  Benjamin […]

65 Fearless House Members

March 12, 2010

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Question: What does Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards, a Democrat representing Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties, have in common with Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex), Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich), Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass), and Rep. David Obey (D-Wis)? Answer: They are among the small minority, 65 members of the U.S. House of representatives, […]

Rep. Frank Kratovil Uses Tax Dollars To Tell Us He's Against Wasteful Spending

March 9, 2010

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Re-election Politics 101 Did you see the glossy flier from Rep. Frank Kratovil in your mailbox?  It’s a classy mailer with eye-catching words: “Stopping Washington’s Blank Check.” Plus two full-color photos of your representative, Frank Kratovil. Rep. Kratovil, a Democratic congressman running for re-election this year, highlights three issues: “CUTTING GOVERNMENT SPENDING NOW” “EARMARK REFORM” […]

Marylanders Leading Fight for Health Care

February 25, 2010

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Maryland is well-represented in President Barack Obama’s health-care showdown today, live and televised from Blair House. As President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden walked across the street to the White House for the lunch break, the president paused for an impromptu one-on-one with Rep. Steny Hoyer, the congressman from Southern Maryland, who also happens […]