The people of Maryland’s first district are tired of being let down by the old political establishment. Dave Harden is running for Congress to build an economy and society that lifts all people up to reach their potential and leaves no one behind.

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Dave Harden · [email protected]
January 17, 2022 at 4:46 PM

MLK Day

When I served overseas and spoke to people from other countries about the United States, I often cited Martin Luther King as an example of what is best about our democracy. Dr. King eloquently shared his dream of equal rights and inclusiveness with the American people and the world. He believed in…
Dylan Greifinger, Deputy Operations Manager · [email protected]
January 16, 2022 at 11:03 PM

The True American Legislator

Andy Harris on Inauguration Day said: “I urge our new president to work for all Americans, not just the liberal wing of his party.” I had to laugh at the irony. No member of Congress has worked for fewer Americans than Andy Harris. Andy Harris’ constituency is those in the top tax bracket, for who…
Dave Harden · [email protected]
January 15, 2022 at 10:23 PM

An unenlightened statesman

The Founding Fathers warned us this day would come. They knew that power-hungry individuals would seek and take power, bending the rules of decency in their thirst to retain it. Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. – James Madison The Founding Fathers warned u…
Dave Harden · [email protected]
January 14, 2022 at 9:50 PM

Here’s the truth

It’s been over a year. Over a year since Andy Harris helped spew the Big Lie that riled up Trump supporters to flock to Washington DC, ultimately resulting in the January 6th Insurrection. Since then, Andy has become even more radical than he already was. Folks, It’s been over…
Harden HQ · [email protected]
January 13, 2022 at 10:24 PM

Andy Harris isn’t your friend

Andy Harris is no champion of the people, though he likes to pretend he is. And he is certainly not one of our braver members of Congress. While he hides behind the skirts of more vocal radicals in the Republican Party, Andy quietly reaps the benefits in fundraising and momentum. …
Laura Bennett · [email protected]
January 12, 2022 at 11:01 PM

Insurrection and a Farm Kid from Rural Maryland

Insurrection and a Farm Kid from Rural Maryland Hi, everyone! Laura Bennett here again, one of Dave’s big fans. I’m a writer, and for my day job I host a podcast on events that affect Americans and others overseas. A short time ago we featured our January 6 post, which was a story about a recent i…
Dave Harden · [email protected]
January 12, 2022 at 12:31 AM

A Declaration of Independence from Andy Harris

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them to a subversive actor, the people must coalesce and remove him from office. When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people …
Dylan Greifinger, Deputy Operations Manager · [email protected]
January 10, 2022 at 10:16 PM

The Liar and the Builder

Andy Harris is gaslighting America. He is quoted as saying “We all must agree to have a civilized debate when disagreement occurs.” Yet, when it came to his childish denial of the election results, he tried to incite a brawl on the house floor; a truly “civilized debate.” Andy …
Harden for Congress HQ · [email protected]
January 7, 2022 at 7:29 PM

Do we have this right, friend?

We wanted to take a moment to thank you for supporting this campaign all summer long. Without your help, we wouldn’t have been able to grow our grassroots movement into the army that it is today. Team! Thank you so much for supporting this campaign during 2021. Without your hel…
Dave Harden · [email protected]
January 6, 2022 at 8:20 PM

January 6th

When Donald Trump claimed that the 2020 election had been “stolen” from him through “voter fraud,” where was Andy Harris? He was parroting the same lies alongside dozens of other Republican lawmakers. When House and Senate Republicans refused to certify the legal, free, and fair voting results in …
Dave Harden · [email protected]
January 4, 2022 at 8:38 PM

My record

Politicking is obfuscation. Essentially, what politics is is boiling down someone else’s ideas into digestible talking points and enlisting people to spout them out. The side with the best talking points and the most talkers wins. Some of my oppone Folks, Politicking is obfusca…
Laura Bennett · [email protected]
January 3, 2022 at 8:55 PM

Why I Support Dave

I’ve lived on the Shore for over a decade, and all my life before then I lived in cities, very blue cities, in fact. And here’s my favorite thing about the Shore and Dave Harden. I’ve lived on the Shore for over a decade, and all my life before then I lived in cities, very blue…
Dave Harden · [email protected]
January 2, 2022 at 8:22 PM

Taking down the Christmas tree

As we are taking down the Christmas tree and packing away the holiday decorations, I wanted to close the season with this story. But before I do, can you take a moment to contribute just $5 to my campaign? As we are taking down the Christmas tree and packing away the holiday d…
Harden Finance Team · [email protected]
December 31, 2021 at 11:19 PM

Dave’s message

Hey, We wanted to make sure you saw Dave’s message from earlier. We’re now less than $500 from our end-of-quarter goal and we’ve still got a few hours to match donations. Hey, We wanted to make sure you saw Dave’s message from earlier. We’re now less than $500 from our end-of-qu…
Dave Harden · [email protected]
December 31, 2021 at 2:10 PM

A quick note

Friend, I wanted to come to you directly. We’re just $1,000 away from our fundraising goal for the quarter and the YEAR and we’ve only got a few hours left. Posting an impressive FEC report is so important both for our campaign’s momentum and to show Andy Harris that he’s in BIG trouble. …
Harden for Congress · [email protected]
December 30, 2021 at 9:52 PM

Before you pop🍾

We’ve got fewer than 48 hours before the end of the year and the end of the quarter. After that, all the work we’ve done will be released in a public FEC report. Can you help make sure Dave looks strong in January by chipping in $20.21 to celebrate this year with us? HUGE NEW…
Team Harden for Congress · [email protected]
December 29, 2021 at 9:19 PM

Stand with us

Friends, we’ve got a chance to defeat the “Doctor” Andy Harris and deliver real, lasting change for the good folks of MD-01. But we can’t do it without you. Our projections show that if we raise another $3,054 between today and the end of the year, we will be right where we…
Dave Harden · [email protected]rdenforcongress.com
December 28, 2021 at 11:25 PM

End of Quarter Countdown

We’ve worked HARD this year. Ever since my campaign launched in April, your support has been unwavering. And for that, I thank you. We have one more big hurdle before we can celebrate the new year, and that’s our FEC quarterly deadline. My friends, We’ve worked HARD this year. Eve…
Harden Finance Team · [email protected]
December 27, 2021 at 9:30 PM

Let’s defeat Andy Harris

As you may know, at the end of this month our campaign will be releasing a PUBLIC financial report detailing how much we’ve raised this quarter and this ENTIRE YEAR. Andy Harris will release one as well, so we will know exactly where each of our campaigns stand. Team, As you ma…
Dave Harden · [email protected]
December 24, 2021 at 8:58 PM

Happy Holidays!!!

From our family to yours, Merry Christmas. May each of you be embraced by the joy of this season, the blessedness of the Savior’s birth, and the love of family and friends this Christmas. From our family to yours, Merry Christmas. May each of you be embraced by the joy of this…
Dave Harden · [email protected]
December 23, 2021 at 4:58 PM

People and Associations

True Republican Leader Dwight Eisenhower said, “May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.” When I came across this quote, it really got me thinking about the political climate of today. Andy Harris voted to overturn a fair election. He tried to bring a gun onto the house floor.…
Dylan Greifinger · [email protected]
December 22, 2021 at 8:04 PM

The Maverick

Dave Harden is a rebel. He cares more about results than the process. He cares more about policy than politics. He is a man who believes in American democracy in the sense that in order for it to function both parties need to work together. He i Dave Harden is a rebel. He cares…
Dave Harden Finance Team · [email protected]
December 21, 2021 at 8:07 PM

Deadline: December 31st

We know the true craziness of the holiday season is about to kick in. But before it does, can you make a $10 donation to Dave Harden’s campaign? As it stands right now, we’re a little lower than where our fundraising projections say we need to be. And right before the holidays, that is NOT good! …
Protect our Shorelines via Team Harden · [email protected]
December 21, 2021 at 12:00 AM

What should we do?

Folks like Andy Harris say it’s too expensive to pass a climate bill or that we can do it later, but we’re seeing the effects of rising sea levels and pollution RIGHT NOW. Folks like Andy Harris say it’s too expensive to pass a climate bill or that we can do it later, but we’re s…
Dave Harden · [email protected]
December 18, 2021 at 10:44 PM

A word on housing

In the last few days, I have had a chance to meet with community leaders, working families, students, and local government officials as we try to increase the supply of affordable housing.  Of course we need decent, safe rental housing - including for those working and living in rural Eastern Shor…
Dylan Greifinger, Deputy Operations Manager · [email protected]
December 17, 2021 at 7:27 PM

Two men, one district

The year is 2011. Citizenries throughout the Middle East are rising against their oppressive dictators. Two men respond. Andy Harris is suing the Obama Administration. Dave Harden is the first responder on the ground in war-torn Libya. That is the difference between a talker and a doer. Vote Harri…
Harden for Congress HQ · [email protected]
December 16, 2021 at 7:56 PM

Nearing the end

We’ve told you about how useless Andy Harris has been for Maryland’s First District. We’ve told you how difficult it is for a non-incumbent to raise a lot of money in December. And, we’ve told you about our generous donors willing to help Dave out by matching donations until the end of the day tod…
Harden Finance Team · [email protected]
December 15, 2021 at 7:11 PM

MATCH ALERT

We need to ask really quickly if you can pitch in just $10 to Dave’s campaign today? If you do, our donors will match it to become $20. Folks, We need to ask really quickly if you can pitch in just $10 to Dave’s campaign today? If you do, our donors will match it to become $20.…
Dave Harden · [email protected]
December 14, 2021 at 6:09 PM

This is a big deal

Dave here. I wanted to reach out to you because I just got some incredible news: a group of donors committed to my campaign just let me know that they’re willing to double every donation that comes in the door between now and Thursday. Team, Dave here. I wanted to reach out to …
Protect Voting Rights -- via Harden HQ · [email protected]
December 11, 2021 at 10:36 PM

We must protect voting rights

Sign our petition DEMANDING that the Senate pass the Freedom to Vote Act >>>   Sign our petition DEMANDING that the Senate pass the Freedom to Vote Act >>> >>> ✍️ SIGN FOR DEMOCRACY ✍️ Folks, it’s no overstatement to say that the future of American d…
Dave Harden · [email protected]
December 10, 2021 at 7:47 PM

BREAKING: MD-01 is a TOSS-UP

We just got HUGE news! The Congressional lines for Maryland have finally been completed and our race is now considered a TOSS UP! Team, We just got HUGE news! The Congressional lines for Maryland have finally been completed and our race is now considered a TOSS UP! This is grea…
Dave Harden · [email protected]
December 8, 2021 at 9:45 PM

I understand our challenges

Maryland lawmakers are meeting now to determine the state’s congressional district map for the next ten years. But no matter how the final map is drawn our district, the Maryland First, will remain predominantly rural. So an important question for Maryland Democrats to consider in the primary next…
Harden Polling Team · [email protected]
December 6, 2021 at 10:52 PM

What do you think?

Dave was incredibly excited about the House passage of President Biden’s Build Back Better Act three weeks ago. This bill would benefit Maryland in so many ways. From addressing the threat of climate change to capping insulin prices at $35 per month, this is truly a bill for the people. …
Team Harden · [email protected]
December 4, 2021 at 9:39 PM

Fwd: Where we stand

We wanted to make sure you got a chance to see Dave’s message from yesterday. We’re just $983 shy of our $3,500 Final Month Fundraiser goal and we’ve only got a few hours left. Read Dave’s message below and chip in today to help us get where we need to be! Thank you. Hi folks, We…
Dave Harden · [email protected]
December 3, 2021 at 10:06 PM

Where we stand

We’re in the midst of a 72 Hour Final Month Fundraiser and I wanted to reach out quickly to let you know that we still need to raise another $2,283 to hit our mark by tomorrow night. My team has been working hard all year to make this campaign a success and I want them to be able to enjoy their ho…
Harden Finance Team · [email protected]
December 2, 2021 at 5:58 PM

Final Month

It’s finally December, which means we’re rapidly approaching HUGE deadlines. Soon, it’ll be the end of the month, the end of the year, AND the end of the quarter. And with the holiday season coming up, we can’t afford to bank all our fundraising on the second half of the month. …
Dave Harden · [email protected]
December 1, 2021 at 9:24 PM

Thank you

Thanks to you, we were able to crush our end-of-quarter fundraising goal heading into the final month of 2021! I can’t believe it’ll be 2022 in just one month, but you better believe things are going to get crazy as soon as the new year hits. Make sure to follow me on social media so you can stay …
Harden Finance Team · [email protected]
November 30, 2021 at 8:20 PM

FWD: Things are looking rough

We wanted to make sure you saw Dave’s message from this morning: right now, we’re a little bit behind on our November fundraising and need to raise just over $1,000 before midnight tomorrow night! We wanted to make sure you saw Dave’s message from yesterday: right now, we’re a li…
Dave Harden · [email protected]
November 29, 2021 at 10:13 PM

Things are looking rough

I wanted to give you a glance at how our November fundraising is looking right now. As you can see, we’ve still got a bunch of ground to make up over these next two days if we’re going to hit our goal. Hey team, I wanted to give you a glance at how our November fundraising is …
Team Harden for Congress · [email protected]
November 28, 2021 at 11:43 PM

10 for 10

$10 isn’t much on its own, but if every person who reads this who cares about Maryland’s First District chips in $10, we collectively have the power to raise the money necessary to take Andy Harris down. Team, $10 isn’t much on its own, but if every person who reads this who c…
Harden Finance Team · [email protected]
November 27, 2021 at 8:49 PM

Look what we’ve done

First: Andy Harris betrayed MD-01 and our democracy. Then: Dave decided to announce his candidacy to defeat him. Now: Maryland’s legislature has chosen a new district that is called a toss-up by analysts. We have a chance to defeat Andy Harris and flip MD-01 BLUE! Team, First: …
Dave Harden · [email protected]
November 25, 2021 at 3:46 PM

Happy Thanksgiving

On behalf of our family, I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving. Like so many, we'll spend the day with friends and family. We'll give thanks for all that God has given us. On behalf of our family, I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving. Like so many, we'll spend the day with frie…
Harden for Congress HQ · [email protected]
November 23, 2021 at 5:18 PM

This is important

Here’s the deal, folks: A final decision on Maryland’s redistricting is expected to come within the month and it could have serious implications on protecting our House majority in 2022. This final map could make Andy Harris very vulnerable, but only if we have the right person running against him…
Team Dave Harden for Congress · [email protected]
November 22, 2021 at 7:26 PM

Dave in the news!

Dave is running a campaign that is meant to bring folks from all walks of life together to make MD-01 a better place to live now and into the future. And that style of campaigning has been making some headlines. Team! Dave is running a campaign that is meant to bring folks…
POLL -- via Harden HQ · [email protected]
November 18, 2021 at 9:54 PM

Do you approve of Andy Harris?

By voting against the bipartisan infrastructure deal, Andy Harris has shown that he isn’t interested in serving Americans, including the people of our district. Team! By voting against the bipartisan infrastructure deal, Andy Harris has shown that he isn’t interested in se…
Dave Harden · [email protected]
November 17, 2021 at 8:58 PM

We want our share

During a recent interview I was asked, “What do rural voters want?” I thought about that question a bit, because it struck me as a little odd. I mean, those of us who live in rural areas like Maryland’s First District want the same things as people everywhere, right? We want financial security. We…
Harden for Congress · [email protected]
November 16, 2021 at 11:40 PM

Did you see this? Fwd: Can’t miss this chance

We wanted to make sure you saw Dave’s message before the clock hit midnight tonight because we only need 25 more donations to hit our goal. If you chip in right now, your donation will be tripled by our generous donors. That means your impact on the race against Andy Harris is tripled! So don’t wa…
Dave Harden · [email protected]
November 15, 2021 at 9:42 PM

I'm asking

We have a massive opportunity to boost our fundraising right now because several donors have agreed to triple match every donation we bring in until tomorrow night. That’s why we’re trying to get at least 200 donations before then. This triple match is exactly the opportunity that will help us kee…
Harden Finance Team · [email protected]
November 14, 2021 at 9:58 PM

TRIPLE MATCH ALERT!

We have a really exciting opportunity ahead of us. In order to boost our fundraising numbers for the final quarter of the year, several generous donors have agreed to TRIPLE MATCH all donations that come in between today and the 16th. Folks, We have a really exciting opportunit…
Dave Harden · [email protected]
November 11, 2021 at 6:02 PM

This Veterans Day

Today we honor the men and women who have served in our armed forces. Happy Veteran’s Day! The citizens of Maryland’s First District have a long and proud legacy of answering their nation’s call. Like most of you, I can proudly recite the recent history of veterans in my family. One of my great un…