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Scientists group backs Aruna Miller in 6th District

Scientists group backs Aruna Miller in 6th District

A group working to elect scientists and engineers is weighing in to Maryland’s 6th Congressional District Democratic primary, backing state lawmaker and transportation engineer Aruna Miller.

The Washington-based nonprofit, 314 Action, was founded last year on the premise that scientists and engineers take a more rational approach to problem solving. The group’s name is a reference to the first three numbers in pi.

Miller, a state delegate who retired recently after 25 years as a traffic engineer for Montgomery County, is one of five Democrats raising money to succeed Rep. John Delaney, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination. The district, based in Montgomery...