Jim Ireton To Challenge Andy Harris In CD1?

He just won an election on Tuesday, but outgoing Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton is clearly ready for another.

Fresh off his victory in Salisbury’s District 4 municipal election Mayor Jim Ireton appears to be eyeing another political job.

This time it’s a challenge to Representative Andy Harris in the Eastern Shore’s First District.
Just a few hours after winning his election on Tuesday he told WBOC that he might just take a shot at the Maryland Republican.

CD1 News

Former Delegate and right wing firebrand Michael Smigiel has filed papers with the FEC to run for Congress in CD1. While Smigiel and Andy Harris are hardly buddies, the filing suggests that Smigiel believes Harris will run for the US Senate seat.

I don’t see Smigiel as the likely GOP  winner in CD1, as others will assuredly run, but the fact that he’s filed says clearly that the game is afoot. I’ll keep an eye on this. News tidbits, gossip, and slanderous innuendo are all welcome.