Dan Rodricks: Heather Mizeur Offers Heart-Smart Politics Against Andy Harris’ Cynical Extremism

Across the nation, with 435 seats in the House of Representatives up for election on Nov. 8, it’s hard to imagine a voter choice more stark than the one between Andy Harris and Heather Mizeur in Maryland’s 1st Congressional District. Harris is the incumbent Republican (and anesthesiologist) running for a seventh term he once promised not to seek. Mizeur…

Heather Mizeur: What I Learned About Respectful Politics From Mike Smigiel

Former Cecil County Del. Mike Smigiel, taken from us too soon last month at age 64, was a devoted husband and father, a proud former Marine and a dedicated public servant. He was also my dear friend and valued colleague. Mike’s passing is not just a grievous loss for those of us who knew him,…

Were I Andy Harris, I’d Hide From Debate, Too

Andy Harris has punked out on debating Heather Mizeur. I don’t blame him. Harris catered to none but the wealthiest constituents; he had the gall to be photographed at local infrastructure projects that he voted against; Harris displayed willful ignorance — despite having an M.D. — of women’s health issues; he gave $1.5 trillion in tax breaks…

Candidates Agree to 2 Debates in Maryland’s First District, Some Insist for More

SALISBURY, Md. – Congressman Andy Harris, a Republican and former Delegate Heather Mizeur, a Democrat have agreed to two debates in their first Congressional District race. Bill Chambers of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce wants a debate to take place on the lower shore. “We will proudly host Congressman Harris and candidate Heather Mizeur any place, any…

Eastern Shore Congressional Candidates To Meet for Televised Debate

Three candidates vying to represent the Eastern Shore in Congress will meet for a televised debate in late October. Cecil Public Media announced the event featuring Rep. Andy Harris (R), former Del. Heather Mizeur (D) and Libertarian Daniel Thibeault late on Friday evening. The candidates were each confirmed for the forum after Harris earlier backed out of the proposed…

Democratic Candidates in Maryland Seek to Capitalize on Outcry Over Sen. Lindsey Graham’s Proposed U.S. Abortion Ban

Just weeks from the start of voting in Maryland, Democratic congressional candidates hope to capitalize on opposition to South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham’s newly proposed nationwide abortion ban — an issue that can be politically problematic for Republicans in such a blue state. Maryland Democrats pounced on the Republican senator’s legislation, which would prohibit doctors…

Debate-Hungry Challengers Accuse Reps. Harris, Sarbanes of Avoiding Tough Questions

Congressional challengers said Thursday they’re having a difficult time getting their opponents to debate. In the Eastern Shore-based 1st District, Democrat Heather Mizeur said her rival, Republican Rep. Andy Harris, has sought to minimize scrutiny of his record by turning down multiple debate opportunities. Republican Yuripzy Morgan leveled similar charges against Rep. John Sarbanes (D), the incumbent in…

HEATHER MIZEUR BLASTS ANDY HARRIS FOR PULLING OUT OF THEIR ONLY SCHEDULED DEBATE

Chestertown, MD – Heather Mizeur, Democratic nominee for Congress in Maryland’s First Congressional District, today rebuked her opponent, Rep. Andy Harris, for backing out of their only scheduled debate after promising he would participate. Mizeur and Harris had agreed to a debate October 26 at Cecil College, but Harris pulled out Wednesday after debate organizers decided…

Republican Rep. Andy Harris Pulls Out of Debate With Democrat Heather Mizeur After Insisting Organizers Include Third Candidate

Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Harris abruptly switched gears on Wednesday, pulling out of an October debate with Democratic challenger Heather Mizeur over his insistence that the Libertarian Party candidate be included. The campaign of Harris, a conservative seeking a seventh term in the 1st Congressional District, had released a statement earlier in the day to The Baltimore Sun, saying…