Andy Harris is flexing his political muscles by becoming a statewide “Republican Kingmaker.” This past week the Eastern Shore Congressman supported Wallace with a fundraiser in what has been assumed to be the heartland of Timmerman’s support, Bethesda. http://www.wallaceforcongress.com/events.html
Harris already went out on the political limb in supporting Newt Gingrich. For fifteen minutes, while the Gingrich campaign was on the top, the Harris move seemed very, very shrewd. Now, not so much.
Harris has stayed out of the District 6 primary. Perhaps he does not want to choose between former colleague David Brinkley and current colleague Roscoe Bartlett.
MDGOP INSIDER’s poll shows Dave Wallace shows him trailing Ken Timmerman by a healthy margin. However if Harris’ support can help turn around the Wallace campaign’s fortunes, it would be a real coup for the Congressman.
Other Republicans with statewide ambitions may be wondering if the Harris endorsement and Bethesda fundraiser means he is joining their club. No doubt E.J. Pipkin will be watching especially carefully to see what impact a Harris primary endorsement has