Rep. Anthony G. Brown, Maryland’s former lieutenant governor, said Tuesday he is supporting businessman David Trone in the state’s 6th Congressional District, marking the first time a member of the state’s congressional delegation has weighed in on the competitive race.
“I’ve always been impressed by his commitment to the community and progressive causes,” Brown, who represents parts of Prince George’s and Anne Arundel counties in the 4th Congressional District, said in a statement released by the Trone campaign.
Trone, co-owner of a national liquor retailer, is running for the Democratic nomination in a field that also includes state Sen. Roger Manno, Del. Aruna Miller, former aerospace executive Christopher Hearsey, pediatrician Nadia Hashimi, businessman Chris Graves, retired economist George English and Andrew Duck, the Democratic nominee for the 6th District in 2010.
The Montgomery County-based district is the state’s only open seat in this year’s midterm. Incumbent Rep. John Delaney, a centrist Democrat, decided against re-election in order to run for president. Brown was elected to Congress in 2016.