Posted by: Ann Corcoran | January 17, 2012

Conservative Ken Timmerman announces campaign against Obama buddy Van Hollen

Author and investigator Ken Timmerman will announce tomorrow his run for the US House of Representatives in a district that Governor O’Malley has changed dramatically.

Far Left Congressman and Obama pal Chris Van Hollen will now have to travel from his friendly environs in Montgomery County up into the conservative hinterlands of Frederick and Carroll counties where the regular folks haven’t seen liberal representatives in a long long time and shudder at the thought of  Van Hollen becoming their voice in Washington.

Check out the make-up of this new district here.  Are you in it?

Learn more about Timmerman at his website here and wikipedia page here.

Update:  Timmerman’s campaign website is here.

Of course, in order to take on Van Hollen, whose Heritage Action Congressional Scorecard is abysmal at 17%, Timmerman faces some competent challengers in the Republican primary.

Below is Mr. Timmerman’s press release with all the details.

His campaign says if you would like to meet him come out tomorrow to one of the three locations and say hello!





(NOTE TO EDITORS: For comment, call Katja Bullock: 301-933-2203 or contact Ken Timmerman by email:


9:00 AM: Frederick County Courthouse, Frederick MD

11:45 AM: Outside of Bertucci’s at White Flint Mall (11301 Rockville Pike, Kensington, MD)

2:30 PM: Salerno’s restaurant, 1043 Liberty Road, Eldersburg, MD 21784

Jan. 18, 2012  (Kensington, MD) – Nationally recognized investigative reporter and international religious-freedom advocate Ken Timmerman announced he will challenge incumbent Rep. Chris Van Hollen in the 8th District of Maryland, vowing to rein in out-of-control federal spending, promote jobs through growth, and maintain a strong national defense adapted to the challenges of tomorrow.

“In just three years, the Obama administration, eagerly assisted by Chris Van Hollen as Chairman and Ranking Member of the Budget Committee in Congress, has racked up a breath-taking $5 trillion in new debt, and now they are asking for $1.2 trillion more,” the Montgomery County conservative said.

“The scandalous enactment of Obamacare, with its special interest waivers and the potential bankrupcy of our health care system, is a poster child for everything that is wrong with Congress. Chris Van Hollen had a chance to work toward getting our fiscal house in order. He failed. Now he needs to go,”

The long-time Kensington resident announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the newly-drawn 8th district in separate appearances in Frederick, Montgomery and Carroll counties.

Carroll County commissioners (and PlanMaryland foes) Richard Rothschild and Robin Frazier have sent Timmerman letters welcoming his candidacy, as have prominent members of Tea Party groups.

Timmerman has already won support from leading Republican figures, including Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R, MD-6th), and several Maryland Republican party voices in their individual capacities.

During a previous run for the U.S. Senate in 2000, Timmerman was endorsed by former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Jeane Kirkpatrick, and by Simon Wiesenthal, the famed Nazi-hunter. Timmerman is the only candidate Wiesenthal ever supported for public office in the United  States.

“We need a strong voice for Maryland jobs and for fiscal sanity in Congress,” Timmerman said. “We need to lift the burdens on small businesses which are our job-creators. We must stop the malignant growth of government and its encroachment into every aspect of our daily lives.”

Timmerman’s expertise and judgment have been praised by former CIA director R. James Woolsey. “Your professionalism and persistence make a great contribution to our understanding, to the public debate, and ultimately to our national security,” Woolsey wrote Timmerman in an endorsement of one of his recent books.

Timmerman is a recognized authority on national defense and intelligence issues who has testified as an expert witness in terrorism trials in U.S. federal courts and before Congress. He is also the president of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran (, and was nominated for the Nobel Peace prize in 2006 for his work to halt Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

For the past seven years, Ken has been the lead investigator for families of 9/11 victims in a civil lawsuit against Iran. Based on Ken’s evidence, a federal district judge ruled just before Christmas that Iran “shared responsibility” for the 9/11 terrorist attacks with al Qaeda, and had provided “direct, material support” for the attacks.

“2013 may be our last chance to bring real course correction to Washington. It’s time to stop the insanity in Washington, where Chris Van Hollen has played a leading role in driving our economy off a cliff,” Timmerman said.

Timmerman and his wife of 24 years have five children, all of whom have gone through the Maryland public schools in his district.


  1. Thanks for posting that map of district 8, Ann. I hadn’t seen a detailed map of the new districts. And everything west of district 8 is district 6. The maps make it clear how ridiculous the redistricting is. There must be very few districts in the country that are more gerrymandered than our districts 6 and 8.

  2. I heard that Mr. Timmerman was on the Blaine Young radio show today, but i got called away and was unable to hear the interview. However, I am glad to know that some conservatives are coming forward to challenge these out of control liberals. I hope the people of Frederick, Carroll, and Montgomery counties take this opportunity to replace Mr. Van Hollen with someone who has, and will use, some common sense.

    • Yes, I heard the interview with Blaine Young and it was really good. Blaine gave him lots of time and had good questions. Its going to be an interesting race because in trying to get rid of a Republican in the 6th District, O’Malley made the 8th more competitive for us. I actually wondered if for some reason O’Malley was “doing him dirty” (Van Hollen that is).

  3. I also heard Dave Wallace on WFMD. Dave was very impressive and seems like a great candidate with a lot of strength in support of local candidates. I support Mr. Wallace because I think he has what it takes to take on Van Hollen. Wallace has experience working on the Jim RUtledge Campaign and seeing he has support from Eric Wargtoz, it seems he has a better chance fighting the Liberals in Washington in the upcoming general election.

  4. […] investigative reporter and Republican candidate in the 8th District, Ken Timmerman, also garnered the distinction of “true reformer.”  Not surprisingly, incumbent […]

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