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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

MD-Sen: Lise Van Susteren Also Running

Posted by Bob Brigham

From the AP:

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Lise Van Susteren, a psychiatrist and sister of Fox Television's Greta Van Susteren, plans to announce Thursday that she's seeking the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate.

Two well-known Democrats — former Rep. Kweisi Mfume and Rep. Benjamin Cardin — have already entered the race. On the Republican side, Lt. Gov. Michael Steele is considering running for the seat that will open up with the retirement of Democrat Paul S. Sarbanes.

A news release issued Monday said Van Susteren will open her campaign with events in Baltimore and Bethesda. She will discuss the need to improve public schools and the health care system, and will challenge the Bush administration on the conduct of the war in Iraq, the release said.

Democrats are coming out of the woodwork to run in 2006. The backlash is coming, everyone wants to be a Democratic nominee in 2006.

Posted at 06:17 PM in Maryland | Technorati


Why can't she run for the seat in Congress that Cardin is vacating, the 3rd district?

Posted by: Lorax [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 30, 2005 06:40 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Van Susteren lives in Montgomery County in Rep. Chris Van Hollen's district. That's why she can't run from the Baltimore County (and surroundings) district being vacated by Rep. Ben Cardin.

I was at one of her announcements. She sounded pretty good and the word is that with her strong communications skills and fundraising base, she has a real chance. We'll have to see if she can build a base and get some attention before it gets sewn up.

Posted by: OnBackground [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 1, 2005 02:27 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Space to watch to see how her campaign progresses will have to be her website, I guess, http://www.vansusterenforsenate.com/

Posted by: lokutusprime [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 11, 2005 11:12 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment