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Colburn Discusses Primary Loss, Eckardt Looks to the Future

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FEDERALSBURG, Md.- After nearly two decades of fighting for District 37 in the Maryland Senate, Richard Colburn is losing his seat at the table in Annapolis following Tuesday night's primary.  WBOC sat down with the ousted senator to ask him what he thinks led to his loss.

"She ran a very very negative campaign and attacked my character.  I think when you don't have issues on your side, you do a character assassination, and she was successful in my character assassination," said Senator Colburn.

Colburn thinks the race focused too much on his personal life, and not enough on the candidate's records.

"We had a much better campaign, a record that was accomplished, compared to a lackluster record.  But the campaign seemed to turn into more about personalities," said Colburn.

Nonetheless, despite whatever politics may have been played, Wednesday he congratulated his potential successor, Del. Addie Eckardt, in person and says he holds no grudge.

"I'm glad to congratulate her. And I wish her well."

As for Eckardt, she's already getting in the senate mindset.

"We do have to figure out how to have a community that people can live, work and play, and enjoy what we have that is so special to those of us on the Eastern Shore," said Eckardt.

It's not the end of the line though for the senate hopeful, she still has to face off against democratic candidate Christopher Robinson for the seat in November's general election.

As for Colburn, he says while it's too early to tell if he will run again in 2018, he has plenty to do in the meantime, and will still be seen in the community.

"I am fortunate that I am still the town manager of Federalsburg and this job will be much more than 40, maybe 50 to 60 hours a week and it will certainly take my time and I can be a full time town manager," said Colburn.



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