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Rep. Roscoe Bartlett shown here in March 2011 at a lunch in Kabul, Afghanistan. Bartlett is in a tough race to keep his seat against Democrat John Delaney.
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Rep. Roscoe Bartlett shown here in March 2011 at a lunch in Kabul, Afghanistan. Bartlett is in a tough race to keep his seat against Democrat John Delaney.

The Maryland Democratic Party is seeking an ethics investigation of Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.), according to the Associated Press.

Democrats want a congressional look at Bartlett's employment of Maryland Republican Party chairman Alex Mooney while Mooney was also a candidate for Bartlett's seat. Democratic Party Executive Director David Sloan claims the arrangement violated House ethics rules. 

Mooney dropped his 2014 candidacy for the 6th Congressional District seat last week after The Washington Post contacted Bartlett's office about a possible conflict of interest. Mooney has been working for Bartlett's congressional office since June as part-time "community outreach worker." 

Bartlett's re-election campaign believes his Democratic rival, John Delaney, is behind the request for an investigation, AP reports.

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