Edwards beats Christopher for Congressional seat


chris daughter.jpgHYATTSVILLE - Incumbent Donna Edwards ran away with the race at the Democratic primary to represent Prince George’s County Congressional District 4, while Republican Nancy Hoyt led her party's race. 

As of midnight Edwards led her opponent, Warren Christopher, with 87% of the vote.  Hoyt held off John Graziani, George McDermott and Greg Holmes with 37.92%.

Edwards joined Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he celebrated his victory in the Democratic primary race for governor.

Spirits were high at the Metro Points Hotel in Hyattsville, where Warren Christopher’s camp awaited the results.  At approximately 10:15 p.m., Christopher announced to his supports that he had called Edwards to congratulate her on her victory and wish her Godspeed. 

“I am not defeated, I am a winner, my faith is unshaken,” Christopher said. “I’m going to continue to be a bold leader in our community.”

Despite the odds, Christopher, said he decided to run against Edwards because he was disappointed with how she has handled her responsibility serving in Congress.

“I will extend a hand to be of service,” Christopher said. “My life has been about public service, so I will continue that.”


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