Maryland incumbent GOP Rep. Morella loses

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Republican incumbent Rep. Connie Morella was defeated in Maryland's 8th Congressional District by Democratic challenger Chris Van Hollen.

Morella concedes in Md.

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Nov. 5 (UPI) --

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UPI's Capital Comment for Oct. 31, 2002

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Elections 2002: Tight race in DC suburb

Baltimore -- In an effort not to become the best-liked loser in Congress, Maryland Rep. Connie Morella unleashed an attack ad on her Democratic challenger -- something she had never had to do before in her nine terms in the House of Representatives. Part

Election 2002: House election focus local

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Commentary: A shock to the system

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- For all their righteous bluster, however, campaign finance reform advocates may have sent the cause of reform spinning off in the wrong direction. One reform that might have real teeth would be a new requirement that congressional committees, when they pu
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

Primaries: Fla gov race tight amid snafus

Tampa attorney Bill McBride early Wednesday appeared to be on his way to winning the Democratic gubernatorial nomination over former Attorney General Janet Reno in a Florida election riddled with human and technical glitches that were reminiscent of the 2
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Chris Van Hollen
Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-MD, talks about legislation some Democrats are supporting to strengthen whistle blower laws and other government accountability measures on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 14, 2007. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Christopher "Chris" Van Hollen, Jr. (born January 10, 1959) is the U.S. Representative for Maryland's 8th congressional district, serving since 2003. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes most of Montgomery County, an affluent suburban county adjacent to Washington, D.C., as well as parts of Prince George's County, another Washington suburb.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi created a new leadership post, Assistant to the Speaker, in 2006 so that Van Hollen could be present at all leadership meetings. After the Democrats regained control of the House in the 2006 elections, Van Hollen became the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the fifth-ranking position among House Democrats. In this post, Van Hollen was responsible for leading efforts to get more Democrats elected to Congress.

After the Democratic losses in 2010, Van Hollen did not run for re-election to chair of the DCCC. Van Hollen instead chose to run for the top Democratic spot on the House Budget Committee, which was being vacated by outgoing chairman John Spratt who had been defeated for re-election. Van Hollen was elected as the ranking member on the Budget Committee on November 17, 2010. Pelosi appointed him to the 12-member bipartisan Committee on Deficit Reduction with a mandate for finding major budget reductions by late 2011.

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