Maryland Sen. Christopher Van Hollen Jr. proposes costly gun control legislation that makes mainstream politicians cringe. He also plans to raise the cigarette tax--an almost certain election-year dud in much of the state. But in Montgomery County, where the Democrat is running for Congress, waging war on guns and cigarettes are sure-fire political winners. This is, remember, the county where banning smoking in the home was a concept that enjoyed a fleeting whiff of popularity.
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