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Posted: Friday, October 11, 2013 6:00 am

Gilchrest Predicts Victory Over Dyson

WILLISTON — Winning in November is now a “real possibility” Wayne Gilchrest told a gathering of Caroline County Republicans at a fund-raising breakfast Tuesday.

The Chestertown resident challenging Democrat incumbent Roy Dyson for the First District Congressional seat said that the National Republican Congressional Committee has targeted the First District race as one of the races in the country winnable by the Republican Party.

Gilchrest estimated that if he can get 25 percent of the Democrat to cross over and join the Republicans he can garner 51 percent of the vote on November 8.

As a targeted race, Gilchrest said he can receive $50,000 funds from the national committee, to combat Dyson in his effort to seek his fifth term. That money will be used for direct mail-outs to Democrats and registered independents, outlining Dyson’s record in Congress. A radio ad campaign with minute-long spots on nearly every radio station in the district will start next week, Gilchrest said.

Citing as his theme a ‘return to honesty and integrity in government service” Gilchrest expressed confidence that enough Democrats would cross over to grant him victory.

WILLISTON — The Democratic Central Committee of Caroline County will sponsor a “Breakfast with the Democrats” at the Caroline Country Club on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 8:45 a.m. to enable members of the general public to meet their elected officials. Rep. Roy Dyson and a representative of U.S. Senator Paul S. Sarbanes will be present, according to Robert A. Thornton Jr., chairman of the central committee. Tickets for the breakfast may be obtained by calling one of the following central committee members: Robert Thornton, Carol Stockley, Janet Hutson, Charles Davis Jr., Mary Larrimore, Nancy Voss or at-large members John Allen and Bill Eaton.

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