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This Md. Republican thinks Mikulski is vulnerable
http://www.baltimoresun.com ^

Posted on 02/28/2010 7:52:39 AM PST by Maelstorm

Standing in the expansive basement family room of a Fulton mansion, Dr. Eric S. Wargotz explained why he thinks 2010 will be so kind to Republicans that he's got a chance to replace four- term U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, arguably Maryland's most popular Democrat.

"I'm running because I believe I can do it," said Wargotz, 53, a first-term Queen Anne's County commissioner. "I see an opening here. Look at Scott Brown," he said, referring to the once-obscure Massachusetts Republican state senator catapulted to national celebrity by winning a special election for the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's Senate seat. Wargotz said he went to Massachusetts to help in the Brown campaign's final days.

But it's not clear that all Maryland Republicans share that optimism.

(Excerpt) Read more at baltimoresun.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: 111th; 2010midterms; maryland; md2010; mikulski; wargotz
I think she is venerable too. The only reason she isn't polling worse is because she has kept her mouth shut and because of Baltimore. We should not drop the ball on MD. This year is a one in a century. This isn't 1994. That was small potatoes to what is about to happen if we keep our eye on the ball and stick to our guns.
1 posted on 02/28/2010 7:52:40 AM PST by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

Here is the good Doc’s site. Any Freepers in MD know anything about this guy?

http://wargotzforussenate.org/


2 posted on 02/28/2010 7:53:21 AM PST by Maelstorm (We are umbilicaled to a parasitic beast that feeds off one man so to enslave another to dependency.)
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To: Maelstorm

The Trifecta would be Boxer, Murray and Mikulski


3 posted on 02/28/2010 7:55:00 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

I agree. I’d love to see them gone and this year is the year they can be gone and replaced with real conservatives not wishy washy moderates.


4 posted on 02/28/2010 7:56:08 AM PST by Maelstorm (We are umbilicaled to a parasitic beast that feeds off one man so to enslave another to dependency.)
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To: Maelstorm; hellinahandcart; Lil'freeper; big'ol_freeper; trooprally; BiggRedd; Abundy; ...

I don’t think she is venerable. I *do* think the Dynamo from Dundalk is VULNERABLE.

We need to support whomever her opposition is.


5 posted on 02/28/2010 7:58:29 AM PST by sauropod (Ill behaved women rarely make dinner.)
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To: Maelstorm

Somebody has to convince Rossi to run against Murray in WA. Feingold in WI could be beat also by Thompson if he would just consent to run.


6 posted on 02/28/2010 7:58:45 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: Maelstorm

Many people are telling me she will not run again for re-election, due to her ankle injury, which has neccessitated her to be restricted to a Jazzy for the past 6 months, and will continue to do so for perhaps another year. She is grossly obese as it is, and this injury is affecting her health. Do not be surprised to hear her annouce her retirement sometime in the next 2 months.


7 posted on 02/28/2010 8:01:01 AM PST by montag813
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To: sauropod

There is a rumor that she will retire, which would really open it up. I think there is a real chance that we could defeat Babs as well as Steny Hoyer. I’m not as hopeful that we can defeat Kratovil, but it is more important to defeat the other two since they are both far left and have seniority.


8 posted on 02/28/2010 8:02:34 AM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: Maelstorm

Another candidate, and friend- www.rutledgeforussenate.com


9 posted on 02/28/2010 8:03:14 AM PST by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: Maelstorm
The Baltimore Sun
10 posted on 02/28/2010 8:06:41 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: big'ol_freeper

Think she put out some kind of press release or sumpin’ stating she’s not retiring.

I think Spendy Horror’s beatable. Kratovil’s smart enough to cloak himself as a “moderate” and most of Ceciltucky’s population doesn’t pay enough attention to see through that.

However Andy Harris’s base is in Balto County. He’s well known there. If Harris makes a project of wooing Ceciltuckians, he can win.

With a lot of help.


11 posted on 02/28/2010 8:16:07 AM PST by sauropod (Ill behaved women rarely make dinner.)
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To: Maelstorm

I don’t live in Maryland anymore (had the misfortune of living there many years ago — my apologies to any conservative Marylanders out there) so take this for what it is worth. Mikulski could run against Jesus Christ in Maryland and Mikulski would win in a landslide.

She is entrenched in that state the way Bwaney Fwank is in his district or Byrd is in West Virginia.

Hopefully, the old bag will choose to not run because that is the only way she is leaving the Senate.


12 posted on 02/28/2010 8:23:24 AM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: Maelstorm; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; Norman Bates; LdSentinal; ExTexasRedhead; ...

I don’t see Mikulski as being vulnerable. However, a year like this is the kind in which upsets happen. Never say never. Conservatives should at least keep an eye on this race.


13 posted on 02/28/2010 8:29:14 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: FerociousRabbit

Mikulski could run against Jesus Christ in Maryland and Mikulski would win in a landslide.

Similar ex-MD'er here, and agree totally.

The way to handle Barbara Mikulski is the same as handling many of her government-dependence types; be very explicit about her voting record, be very explicit about what conservatism is (personal responsibility on all levels), be very explicit about how those conflict; and even though she will not lose, the underlying conservatism of her constituency (blue collar) will force her into an appropriate voting pattern, and set up a more conservative candidate in the future.

14 posted on 02/28/2010 9:08:11 AM PST by jnsun (The Left: the need to manipulate others because of nothing productive to offer.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Never.

I would love to see it but... never. Never ever. Is there a reputable poll showing Mikulski with less than stellar approval ratings? That alone would be shocking. The worse things get the more they LOVE Mikulski. Why? I have no idea.

Maryland politics (except for the local good ole boy networks in Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore) are something that defy reasonable explanation.

Victories in New Jersey, Virginia and Massachusetts could be explained. Those standards cannot be applied to Maryland. Potential victories in other bastions of liberalism such as California can be explained. Not in Maryland.


15 posted on 02/28/2010 9:31:24 AM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: Maelstorm

You dont get much more obscure than Wargotz; he’s from the other side of the Bay and he has little connection to Balt/Wash politics, where most of the people live. . IMO, Mikulski is the strongest elected Democrat in the State, and thats no small matter.


16 posted on 02/28/2010 9:34:40 AM PST by Nonstatist
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To: Maelstorm
Well, I'm not sure if Mikuski is vulnerable, but she definitely meets the fifth definition of venerable: ven·er·a·ble [ven-er-uh-buhl] –adjective 1. commanding respect because of great age or impressive dignity; worthy of veneration or reverence, as because of high office or noble character: a venerable member of Congress. 2. a title for someone proclaimed by the Roman Catholic Church to have attained the first degree of sanctity or of an Anglican archdeacon. 3. (of places, buildings, etc.) hallowed by religious, historic, or other lofty associations: the venerable halls of the abbey. 4. impressive or interesting because of age, antique appearance, etc.: a venerable oak tree. 5. extremely old or obsolete; ancient: a venerable automobile. –noun 6. a venerable person. [Origin: 1400–50; late ME < L venerābilis, equiv. to venerā(rī) to venerate + -bilis -ble] —Related forms ven·er·a·bil·i·ty, ven·er·a·ble·ness, noun ven·er·a·bly, adverb
17 posted on 02/28/2010 9:51:34 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Maelstorm

She should be vulnerable just on looks alone


18 posted on 02/28/2010 10:11:40 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Maelstorm

I would absolutely love to see Mikulski lose in November. I don’t hold out any hope with Marylanders though. Many in the DC suburbs have relocated to NoVa to escape high Maryland taxes, but are now demanding in Virginia the same big government that gave them high taxes to begin with.


19 posted on 02/28/2010 10:59:19 AM PST by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

I think Rossi will wait to the last second to decide whether to toss his hat in or not. I think he still has his eyes on Olympia and will take a pass on the senate, although I do believe there is a small possibility he will run if polls continue to show Murray getting weaker. I think Thompson will challenge Feingold, it should be a helluva race.


20 posted on 02/28/2010 10:59:41 AM PST by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: Maelstorm

Bulldog Mikulski Could get Caught Robbing Banks and still get Elected! She Has a job for life like the Pope.


21 posted on 02/28/2010 10:59:45 AM PST by ustanker (Please retire Harry Byrd!)
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To: Maelstorm

If MD finally wakes up from its long liberal sleep wound be a great thing.


22 posted on 02/28/2010 11:01:43 AM PST by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: montag813

If she donated her daily meatball sub to a starving kid in Haiti they both would be better off


23 posted on 02/28/2010 11:08:35 AM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Heard on WTMJ - Milwaukee that they believe Thompson will run againt Fiengold. If He does that is a Toss up state for sure.


24 posted on 02/28/2010 11:26:06 AM PST by Freeze923
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To: Maelstorm

Any candidate has an uphill climb against Mikulski, but I don’t know how Dr. Wargotz is going to get there from here. He certainly has the type of background that would be appealing in this political environment, but his comments at CPAC about not believing Obama was born in America will make him easily smeared as a crank.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jz8wn8_8-w


25 posted on 02/28/2010 11:29:03 AM PST by jz638
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To: Maelstorm; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


26 posted on 02/28/2010 8:42:21 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I am Ellie Light.)
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To: Maelstorm

MD is likely not another MA. Too many minorities here who will rush to save Babs when the talking heads say that MD is a referendum on The Won.

Best opportunity for GOP pickup is if/when the seat actually becomes open. There is a long list of Dems waiting for that seat. Gansler or Van Hollen or one of those will say, so sorry Cummings/Curry, but it’s My Turn, just sit yourselves down and wait for future opportunities. That’s the recipe for Dems staying home.


27 posted on 02/28/2010 9:09:09 PM PST by MDformerDem
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