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Businessman Trone to enter competitive House contest

Businessman Trone to enter competitive House contest

The wealthy owner of a national wine and beer retailer said Wednesday he will enter the contest for Congress in Maryland's 8th District, a move with the potential to significantly alter the landscape in one of the state's most competitive political contests.

David Trone, a Potomac resident and co-owner of the Bethesda-based Total Wine & More, said he will seek the Democratic nomination to succeed Rep. Chris Van Hollen in the Montgomery County-based district. Van Hollen, also a Democrat, is running for the Senate.

Trone, 60, will join what is already a crowded field of candidates that includes a former television news anchor and Marriott International executive, three state...