VIDEO: Douglas Says Campaign Has Been a Terrific Experience
But then again, he didn’t expect it to be.
“It gives you a real sense of responsibility when somebody sends you a little check … because that little check tells you people are relying on you,” he said. “It can be a really moving experience to see that.”
Douglas is one of 10 Republican candidates vying for candidacy in November’s general election to challenge Cardin. According to year-end campaign financial reports filed with the Federal Election Commission, Douglas raised more than $63,000 to Republican challenger's Daniel Bongino's $130,000.
Douglas said it was one particularly high-pressure week last August that convinced him to run for Senate. Citizens were demanding a fix to the deficit problem, and the Taliban shot down a helicopter in Afghanistan, killing 25 American SEALs, he said.
“And how did our Congress respond? They recessed and went on vacation,” Douglas said.
A shortened version of the interview is published here on Patch.
Robert Baird of Capital News Service contributed to this report.