Posted on | October 19, 2010 | 24 Comments
That stronghold being Maryland’s 5th Congressional District, where House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer is pinned down under heavy fire from Republican challenger Charles Lollar:
You know the Democrats are in trouble when Steny Hoyer hits the airwaves in his campaign to retain his seat in Congress. Hoyer, whose seat was generously drawn for him by Maryland Senate President Mike Miller, usually uses his campaign largesse to benefit his Democratic Party colleagues with little thought of himself.
That changed due to an aggressive campaign by first-time candidate Charles Lollar, who is making inroads into previous Hoyer strongholds in Charles, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties.
Lollar, who served in the Marine Corps, is taking the same no-nonsense approach to going after the previously unassailable Hoyer that has earned the U.S. Marine Corps worldwide respect and, yes, a little bit of fear.
Steny, who famously bragged in past campaigns that he is a “tax, tax, spend, spend Democrat,” has, through the magic of political advertising, been transformed into a statesman whom the good people of the 5th congressional district of Maryland cannot do without. . . .
Read the whole thing by Rick Manning in The Hill. Three weeks ago, after Smitty and I had lunch with Charles Lollar, I reminded you:
Now, thanks to your help, Maj. Lollar has Steny Hoyer in his sights. How about giving another $20 to help Charles Lollar finish the fight?
This is truly a heroic battle. The Lollar campaign is run entirely by volunteers, with strong Tea Party support, and an upset victory in MD-5 would shock the nation. Every “Dollar for Lollar” makes a difference. Please do all you can to help.
UPDATE II: In desperation, Rahm Emanuel sends out a fund-raising e-mail to help the DCCC get more money to pay for more misleading ads to smear Republicans.