Delaney Files for Reelection in MD-6
Recently Front Line State reported that Congressman John Delaney (D-MD-6) had been planning to jump into the race for governor. The Washington Post is reporting that Delaney will in fact seek a second term in Congress.
Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) filed for reelection Tuesday, a move likely to end speculation that he could run for governor.
There had been chatter for more than a month about the first-term congressman from Montgomery County making a late entry into the Democratic field, fueled in part by a telephone poll that included Delaney’s name as an option for governor. Delaney declined to say at the time whether it was his poll. In a statement late last month, he did not categorically rule out the possibility of seeking the governor’s office.
In theory, Delaney could still switch races, but that now seems highly unlikely. The filing deadline is Feb. 25 at 9 p.m..