Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker is pitching his home jurisdiction as the best place for Amazon to build its second headquarters, effectively pitting the D.C. area against Baltimore in the national competition to lure the tech giant and its promised 50,000 new jobs.
“We think that Prince George's County has the best opportunity to do what Amazon wants,” Baker said Tuesday.
His announcement comes four days after Republican Gov. Larry Hogan said he wanted to entice Amazon to pick Port Covington in South Baltimore, and he promised to personally lobby CEO Jeff Bezos.
Baker, a Democrat who is running for Hogan’s job, said he would seek state assistance in...