David Trone is back for a second time around in his run for Congress.
After running the most expensive campaign in state history, the local businessman and Potomac resident announced his campaign for the Democratic primary for Maryland’s 6th District seat in a video posted on his website Wednesday.
According to the Federal Elections Commission, Trone spent $13.41 million on his congressional campaign in 2016 – a race he lost to Jamie Raskin.
Trone said he plans to continue the work of Congressman John Delaney, who recently announced he is running for President of the United States in 2020.
“John is a good friend and a great representative,” said Trone. “With your help I’ll pick up right where John leaves off.”
CAPITOL HILL – Republicans in Congress are having a second go at a measure they say will increase transparency of federal environmental regulations.
On March 29, the House of Representatives voted 228-194 to pass the Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act (HONEST Act), which prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency from proposing an action, including a new regulation, unless the scientific and technical information used to make that decision is “the best available science; specifically identified; and publicly available online in a manner that is sufficient for independent analysis and substantial reproduction of research results.”
Both Maryland Reps. Anthony Brown (D-4) and Steny Hoyer (D-5) voted against the measure.
WASHINGTON – Members of a joint House committee pointed fingers at witnesses called to testify, including a federal safety official, Metro’s board chairman and a Metro union representative, during a hearing for Metro SafeTrack Friday.
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and subcommittees on Transportation & Public Assets and Government Relation hosted the hearing.
John Sarbanes and John Delaney also win as Democrats roll statewide
Montgomery County voters overwhelmingly backed all available Democratic congressional candidates Tuesday, turning out strong for Sen.-elect Chris Van Hollen, Reps. John Sarbanes (D-3) and John Delaney (D-6) and Rep.-elect Jamie Raskin (D-8).
Next door in Prince George’s County, former Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D) resurrected his political career two years after losing the 2014 gubernatorial race by winning the open fourth congressional district.
Van Hollen won 74.8 percent of the vote with 99 percent of precincts counted, Sarbanes won 72.4 percent of the vote with 92 percent of the precincts counted, Delaney won 68.5 percent of the vote with 97 percent of precincts counted and Raskin won 74 percent of the vote with 98 percent of the precincts counted.
The election for the Maryland’s third congressional district came to a close with Rep. John Sarbanes (D-3) winning a sixth term, defeating Republican nominee Dr. Mark Plaster 62.7 percent to 34.4 percent.
In Montgomery County, voter percentages for Sarbanes totaled 72.4 percent with 34,328 votes while Plaster won 25.1 percent with 11,888 votes.
Sarbanes has been active politician in the area compared to the newcomer Plaster. His issues address climate change, jobs in the economy, improving the affordable care act, and veteran issues.
“For me it wasn’t so much about my opponent, it was about reinforcing the important things that I think I’ve done in this election campaign,” said Sarbanes.
GAITHERSBURG – Representative John Delaney (D-6) won a third term to the House of Representatives Tuesday defeating Republican nominee Amie Hoeber.
“I’m so blessed to have such amazing supporters, friends, and volunteers,” Delaney said. “We’re going to have to, as a country move on from this, [people] don’t like the dark money, the partisan political gains.”
“I’m humbled, the thing about the House [of Representatives] is that the constituents have to decide if they like the job you’re doing,” Delaney added.
ROCKVILLE – “I wish the country wasn’t so angry at the government right now.”
Public cynicism about politics and people spending more time online than outdoors at events has made it harder for public officials to communicate with their constituents, according to Rep. John Sarbanes (D-3).
“The public is so cynical. They’re so turned off,” said Sarbanes Monday at the office of the Montgomery County Sentinel.
After last week’s unprecedented sit-in by Democratic members of the House of Representatives, county and state officials reacted to the protest akin to their federal counter parts—along party lines.
After nine of Maryland’s 10 congressional members participated in the June 22 Democratic sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives, some Republicans decried the move as a “stunt.”
The three Republican candidates running for the House districts that include Montgomery County all said they opposed the sit-in, though they varied on what to do to prevent future mass shootings.
Democrats, led by Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), protested Republican leaders not calling for a vote on any gun control bills after four of those bills died in the Senate.
Local Reps. Chris Van Hollen (D-8), John Delaney (D-6) and John Sarbanes (D-3) all joined their Democratic colleagues on the House floor last week, along with Sens. Ben Cardin (D) and Barbara Mikulski (D).