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Thursday, June 04, 2015

Smigiel to primary Harris in 1st District

WASHINGTON -- Former state lawmaker Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., will challenge Rep. Andy Harris for the GOP nomination to represent the state's 1st Congressional District.

The Chesapeake City attorney, who served three terms in Annapolis, will face difficult odds running against a sitting incumbent, who was first elected in 2011 in a district widely considered safe for Republicans.
Smigiel will formally announce his candidacy on June 10 at a restaurant on Kent Island, he said Tuesday. The 1st District includes the Eastern Shore and portions of Harford, Baltimore and Carroll counties.

Smigiel, a conservative who led the fight opposing tougher gun laws in the legislature, has had a rocky relationship with Harris.



Anonymous said...

Except for his stance on Pot, I like what he has to say. I would definitely consider voting for him. Harris sometimes goes a little left of center and supports the rino republicans that need to go.

Anonymous said...

I'm waiting to see if Andy sticks with Boehner who is involved in a love fest with Obama. Will my congressman, a good man, side with the big brother security state? Or will he be a voice for freedom?

Anonymous said...

I'd vote Smigel who has a strong 2nd amendment stance.

Anonymous said...

Smigel is a loony tune!