Shank vs Munson, Old vs New

The 2010 cycle could produce some very interesting primaries for Republicans across the state. Today we will highlight one of those potential primaries.

Maryland Republicans may have a Republican Primary in Senate District 2. According to sources in Washington County, Minority Whip Chris Shank is looking to move up to the State Senate and is considering a primary challenge to Senator Don Munson.

Delegate Shank is widely known to be considering a run for Congressman Bartlett’s congressional seat when he retires. The Senate would be a much better stepping stone for a congressional run than a Delegate seat. Also it would put him on par with Senator Alex Mooney who is also a leading contender for Congress when Bartlett retires.

Delegate Shank would give Senator Munson a run for his money, though if he loses, he can kiss his congressional hopes goodbye.

When we think of Shank and Munson it is new school vs old school.  Washington County is in the transformation from old to new. Will Shank assume the risks?


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