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President Biden to rally with Maryland Democrats in Rockville

President Joe Biden will headline a rally this week with Maryland Democrats in Rockville as the party prepares to kick-start its campaign efforts heading into this fall’s high-stakes midterm elections.

The Thursday event at Richard Montgomery High School will include speeches from Biden and “other special guests,” according to an event notice from the Maryland Democratic Party.

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The official list of speakers is not yet finalized, though campaign spokespeople for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wes Moore and Democratic comptroller nominee Brooke Lierman said the candidates will be in attendance.

Other Democratic candidates — from U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, who is seeking a second six-year term, and U.S. Rep. Anthony Brown, the nominee for state attorney general — along with a litany of local and state candidates, also would be expected to attend the high-profile event as many offices are on the ballot this year.

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“There’s so much at stake in the upcoming election, and it’s imperative that we elect Democrats up and down the ballot in November,” the event invitation from the party read. “There is no doubt that Democrats winning in 2022 is critical in advancing key issues integral to our democracy.”

The White House indicated last week Biden and First Lady Jill Biden would attend a Democratic National Committee event in Montgomery County.

The president is fresh off legislative wins including the landmark climate and health care bill, the Inflation Reduction Act, which he and other Democrats are expected to promote ahead of voters heading to the polls this fall.


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