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  1. I can’t believe it! One of the more liberal papers in the COUNTRY has endorsed the Republican candidate for Maryland’s 8th district. I’m actually from the district, so I know firsthand how bad the incumbent has been and what the author of this piece is talking about. Enjoy! Md. Lawmaker's Clout an Issue After First Term By Tim Craig Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, October 26, 2004; Page B01 A few days before he was sworn in to represent Maryland's 8th District, Rep. Chris Van Hollen sounded confident, even cocky, about having an impact as a freshman Democrat in the Republican-dominated House of Representatives. "I've been a backbencher before," Van Hollen (D) said in early 2003. "I know how to wage battles from the back row." Six sobering months later, he understood what he was up against. The 12-year veteran of a Democrat-controlled state legislature had devolved into the weakest form of political life… Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/artic...-2004Oct25.html