By Glynis Kazanjian | Maryland Reporter
ANNAPOLIS — For some analysts, the 6th Congressional District race is all but over for incumbent Republican Rep. Roscoe Bartlett.
Last week, several national, independent political reporting firms moved the race from “leans” Democratic to “likely” Democratic. Kyle Kondik, an analyst with Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball team, said, “It just doesn’t seem like anyone, including his own party, thinks (Bartlett) will win” against Democratic challenger John Delaney.
But also last week, Bartlett’s campaign began to show a pulse. It made a small radio advertising buy, painting Bartlett as an independent-minded candidate, and the National Federation of Independent Business — a politically active small business association that was lead plaintiff against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the U.S. Supreme Court — endorsed the congressman.
It looks like Bartlett is ready to kick his campaign into gear.