File this one away for future reference: The new chairman of the Maryland Republican party, Alex Mooney, is mentioned as a possible candidate for Congress after long-serving Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett (R., Md.) retires. Bartlett is 84, the second-oldest member of the House.
The 6th congressional district, representing Maryland’s northern and western counties, is one of the state’s two Republican-leaning ones; it scores an R+13. Bartlett won more than 61 percent of the vote in November.
Mooney will soon depart the state senate.