Originally published January 05, 2012
By Bethany Rodgers
A state senator from Frederick County announced Wednesday that he is running to represent Western Maryland in the U.S. Congress.
Speaking at a news conference outsideFrederick City Hall, state Sen. David Brinkley said he is the most viable candidate to hold the 6th District seat for Republicans.
Democrats gained traction in the district after state legislators reshaped it in October to include more of Montgomery County. Many in the GOP viewed the changes as an effort to unseat 10-term U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, a Republican.