The DCCC just tabbed Chris Van Hollen to take Rahm Emanuel's place. Pachacutec and Howie are very encouraged by his appointment.
I've done a bit of asking around today. Chris Van Hollen won his primary in 2002 against a better financed Democrat, and then went on to beat incumbent Republican Connie Morella. He gets some praise from progressives for his policy positions, has been a strong fundraiser and is reputed to be a helluva nice, down to earth guy. Just telling you what I've heard, and I'm hopeful all of this will prove to be on the mark…read on