By Ryan Miner
NBC 4 Washington highlights “4 Maryland Races to Watch as Primary Elections Approach.”
Republicans Amie Hoeber and David Vogt are listed as “standouts” among the eight Republican candidates running in the 6th Congressional District. Incumbent Rep. John Delaney is the only Democrat mentioned as well (Tony Puca is running against Delaney in the Democratic primary).
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6th Congressional District: John Delaney (D), Amie Hoeber (R) and David Vogt (R):
Eight Republican candidates are vying to challenge incumbent Democrat John Delaney for the District 6 seat. The 6th District, which spans from Potomac and Gaithersburg to Garrett County in western Maryland, was redrawn — gerrymandered, according to critics — in 2011 to boost chances of electing a Democrat. About half of the district’s registered voters now live in Montgomery County, Bethesda Magazine reported.
Delaney was elected in 2012 and barely beat out Republican candidate Dan Bongino in his second run, according to Ballotpedia. Prior to serving in the House, Delaney was a successful entrepreneur, having founded two New York Stock Exchange-listed companies before he turned 40, according to his campaign site.
Two Republican candidates are being called standouts because of their expensive campaigns. Hoeber, former Deputy Under Secretary of the Army, has indicated a willingness to pump substantial personal funds into the contest, increasing pressure on opponents to intensify their fundraising and spending. Her focus is on national security and environmental cleanup programs, according to her campaign page.
Conservative State Delegate Vogt, a veteran Marine and the 2010 Marine of the Year, is also running for the seat. As delegate, Vogt has fought to cut taxes, balance the budget and to uphold the Second Amendment. His legislative work includes the passing of a jobs bill for veterans. Additionally, his campaign has been endorsed by more than 30 conservative leaders from Maryland, according to his campaign page.