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Maryland's District 6 May Get Another Challenger

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A Montgomery County businessman says he's considering joining the race for the U.S. House seat held by Republican Rep. Roscoe Bartlett.

Democrat John Delaney is a founder and chairman of CapitalSource Inc., a commercial lender based in Chevy Chase. Delaney says he's forming an exploratory committee to help him decide whether to seek the 6th District seat, according to the Associated Press.

Delaney says elected representatives should focus on job creation and putting the middle class first. He recently formed a nonprofit think tank called Blueprint Maryland to investigate the state's best prospects for private job creation.

The boundaries of District 6 were recently changed as part of the redistricting plan proposed by Governor Martin O'Malley. The district lost a chunk of the largely Republican Frederick County and added a portion of the heavily Democratic Montgomery County. It is believed that the redrawn boundaries will help oust Bartlett, who has served that district for almost 20 years.

Three other Democrats and five Republicans, including Bartlett, are already in the race.

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