Roger Manno

Open seat in Maryland's most competitive congressional district attracts large field of candidates

Open seat in Maryland's most competitive congressional district attracts large field of candidates

An open seat in Maryland’s most competitive congressional district has attracted a broad field of Democrats and Republicans for this month’s primaries.

The politically diverse Sixth District stretches from the liberal Washington suburbs of Montgomery County to conservative Western Maryland. Democratic Rep. John Delaney won the district by less than two percentage points in the last midterm election, in 2014. Now Delaney is stepping down to run for president in 2020, and 14 candidates have filed to run in the primaries June 26.

“What makes the 6th so interesting is that it’s the remaining district [in Maryland] that could possibly be competitive,” said Mileah Kromer, director...

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