Two Democrats stepped forward yesterday to announce their candidacies in the newly open 6th Congressional District. David Trone, the founder and CEO of the Total Wine stores who placed second in a field of nine candidates in the open 8th District in June of 2016 (losing to now-Rep. Jamie Raskin, 34-27%) announced that he will hop over to the adjacent District 6 for this campaign. The move might make some sense, since Rep. Delaney also won a crowded Democratic primary in this district directly from the business world in 2012. State Sen. Roger Manno (D-Montgomery County) also announced his candidacy.
The two join state House Majority Leader Bill Frick and state Delegate Aruna Miller, both of whom declared their candidacies weeks ago in anticipation of Rep. Delaney not seeking re-election. Last week, the Congressman announced he would not run for a fourth term in the House, nor for Governor, to instead pursue a 2020 presidential campaign.
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