Sunday, April 27, 2008

Donna Edwards for Congress

On Thursday, April 24, 2008, Donna Edwards was chosen to be the Democratic nominee for the June 17, 2008, Special General Election by the Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee by unanimous vote. This follows her nomination by the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee on Tuesday. The nomination will now be passed on to Governor Martin O'Malley, the Maryland Democratic Party, and the State Board of Elections for confirmation.

After Donna Edwards knocked off Al Wynn, the Democratic incumbent, in the Democratic primary, he quit the Congress (to make money as a lobbyist). Governor O'Malley announced that an election would be held to fill Wynn's seat for the last half year of his term of office, and Donna Edwards has cinched the Democratic nomination for that election in June.

This is potentially important for the district in which I live. Congress is a very traditional place, and seniority counts--even a few months seniority. In this year of popular anger at the war and the failing economy, there are going to be a lot of new faces elected to Congress. Donna Edwards has the opportunity to gain a boost in seniority over the new entering class of 2009. I hope that seniority will continue to yield benefits to her and her constitutents during a long career in Congress.

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