Nancy Jacobs to announce Congressional bid against Ruppersberger Thursday

Bryan Sears reports:

Sen. Nancy Jacobs is set to announce that she will seek to unseat incumbent Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger in the 2012 election.

Jacobs, a four-term Republican from Harford County, has scheduled a news conference at JADs Caddyshack in Essex Thursday. Sources familiar with the campaign say she will announce her intentions to run for the 2nd Congressional District seat at that time.

Pat McDonough brings in Christine O’Donnell for campaign fundraiser

Delegate Pat McDonough, who says he is running against Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger next year, is having a campaign event later this month with Christine O’Donnell, failed U.S. Senate candidate from Delaware.

The event will be held March 26 at Olde Philadelphia Inn at 9510 Philadelphia Road. The VIP reception, which costs $200 per person to attend, starts at noon while the $75 a person luncheon begins at 1 p.m.
Click on the thumbnail below to see the full-sized version of the event flier.

Former Baltimore Colts great Tom Matte may run against Dutch Ruppersberger in 2012

Old Line Elephant reported on the rumors that Tom Matte might be running against Dutch Ruppersberger in 2012. Ruppersberger, a Democrat, is a member of Congress who has represented Maryland’s 2nd District since 2003. The district includes parts of Baltimore, Anne Arundel, and Harford Counties. Parts of Baltimore City are also included in the 2nd.

Matte was born in Pittsburgh and graduated high school in East Cleveland, Ohio. He was an All-American at Ohio State before going on to play his entire pro career (of 12 years) with the Baltimore Colts. Matte won a Super Bowl ring against the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl V and was named to the Pro Bowl in 1968 and 1969. In the Colts’ loss to the New York Jets in Super Bowl III, Matte set a Super Bowl record for yards per carry (10.5) that still stands. Matte, an Eagle Scout, was on the cover of Sports Illustrated on January 6, 1969.

In addition to business ventures, Matte and Scott Garceau were the radio play-by-play team for Baltimore Ravens games from 1996-2005.

Ruppersberger on Giffords shooting

Dutch Ruppersberger, 1/10/11

Ruppersberger: My Thoughts and Prayers are With Congresswoman Giffords and the Families Affected by This Tragedy

January 10, 2011 4:55 PM
Ruppersberger Meets with His Staff to Discuss Beefing Up Security

(Timonium, MD) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) is shocked and saddened by the tragic events in Arizona over the weekend involving Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, her staff, and her constituents.

“First and foremost, my thoughts and prayers are with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, her family, and the families of everyone involved in this unimaginable tragedy. I wish my friend Gabby a speedy and full recovery. She is a competent, compassionate and courageous public servant just doing her job when she was viciously attacked. My heart also goes out to the families who lost loved ones.

What happened in Arizona is a senseless tragedy. Every American has a right to express their opinion on whatever issue they choose, but there is no place in our society for this kind of violence. I traveled to Iraq with Gabby several years ago. We walked the streets of Baghdad together and did not face the violence she faced over the weekend in her own country,” said Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD).

First thing this morning, Congressman Ruppersberger met with his staff in both his Maryland and DC offices to discuss ways to beef up security to keep his staff and his constituents safe. The Congressman has asked Capital Police to conduct a thorough threat assessment of his Maryland office and advise him on how to improve security at public events.

“I know as a Congressman I am a potential target, but I want to make sure people who come to talk to me at public meeting are safe as well. No one should have to think twice about their safety when they go to speak to their Congressman or attend a town hall meeting. That’s the real tragedy here. It’s an attack on the democratic process,” said Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD).

Ruppersberger on WikiLeaks


The leak of a quarter million secret documents by the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks alarms Maryland Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, chairman of a powerful House intelligence subcommittee.

“This leak will hurt us throughout the world.  It means people in countries will not want to talk to us because they’ re concerned it will end up on the front page of The New York Times,” Ruppersberger said.


“This is extremely serious to our country.  Lives could be lost.  I feel anyone involved in this, whether it’s one person or a conspiracy, need to be investigated and if the evidence is there, they need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent,” Ruppersberger said.

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