Some incumbents get scant help from national party

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on October 25, 2012 at 2:48 PM

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) -- Thanks for your service, and good luck.
 
That's what the national parties are saying to a few congressional incumbents like Republican Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland and Democrat Larry Kissell of North Carolina.
 
Federal Election Commission records show the two are among a tiny group of veteran congressmen this year getting little help from their national party as they seek re-election.
 
The lack of support for incumbents by their national party is a phenomenon that happens to some degree in every election. This year it's driven in part by once-a-decade redistricting and the occasional political scandal.
 

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