After months of fundraising and campaigning for the job, a former aide to Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. announced late Tuesday that he will seek the GOP nomination for Senate in Maryland.
Chrys Kefalas, an openly gay Republican who also worked in the Obama administration, pointed to Gov. Larry Hogan's success in last year's gubernatorial election as evidence that the GOP can win statewide elections in Maryland despite the Democrats' 2-1 advantage in voter registration.
"Marylanders want someone who comes from the outside, who will solve problems ... and who focuses on the issues that people care about," Kefalas, 36, said in an interview.