Bill Maher

In Maryland, he was known as 'Bahama Bob.' Now Rep. Eric Swalwell says he may challenge Donald Trump for president

In Maryland, he was known as 'Bahama Bob.' Now Rep. Eric Swalwell says he may challenge Donald Trump for president

A decade before California Rep. Eric Swalwell won a seat in Congress in 2013, many Marylanders knew him by another name: “Bahama Bob.”

Donning a Hawaiian shirt, sunglasses, flip-flops, shorts and a black wig, Swalwell led dozens of students in a 2003 protest in Annapolis condemning Republican former Gov. Robert Ehrlich for considering college tuition increases while vacationing in the Bahamas.

“I am vacationing while you people work harder to pay tuition,” Swalwell, then a senior at the University of Maryland, said to the...

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