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A quiet, conservative corner of Maryland

Montgomery County's Republicans are almost completely shut out of government power. The county's eight state senators, 24 delegates, nine council members and the county executive are Democrats. But Damascus is different.

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In northern Montgomery County, residents feel pinched and perplexed
Article | Squeezed between a macaroni-and-cheese discount bin and six self-checkout stations at the Damascus Safeway, Jill Ochs and two friends have their Bibles opened to Galatians 6. The lesson is Doing Good to All. "God is not mocked," it reads, "for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."

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