Steny Hoyer: I’m a tax, tax, spend, spend Democrat; now Democrats suddenly express a fear of increasing the deficit and triggering a tax hike? Did they change their game?
In 1974 Dyson was successful in seeking one of the three delegate seats shared by Charles and St. Mary’s Counties and led the ticket in the Democratic Primary, forever earning the animosity of then-Speaker of the House John Hanson Briscoe for piling up more votes than the Speaker in his home county.
Dyson went on to run and win the Democratic nomination for Congress just two years later and ran an unsuccessful campaign against incumbent Republican First District Congressman Bob Bauman. Bauman, a rising star in the GOP for his mastery of the rules of the House of Representatives was a thorn in the side of Speaker Tip O’Neill and Dyson’s campaign was able to attract national money to his effort, but the district was fully in Bauman’s camp
In 1998, Fritz beat Democrat Joseph A. Mattingly Jr. by a margin of less than 1500 votes after he, Sheriff Richard Voorhaar and six deputies swept all available copies of ST. MARY’S TODAY newspaper from the newsstands the night before the election in order to prevent voters from reading critical articles prior to voting.