Sunday, April 17, 2016

Maryland House Race Becomes County's Priciest

If you have a problem with money in politics, my adoptive home state will really get under your skin.  From The Baltimore Sun:
A competitive contest for the Democratic nomination - and a huge investment by a self-funded candidate - has made the fight for Maryland's 8th Congressional District the most expensive House race in the nation, new data from the Federal Election Commission show.
Candidates competing for the seat, left open by Rep. Chris Van Hollen's decision to run for Senate, have spent nearly $14 million since last year.
That's right.  The most expensive seat in the House is right here in Maryland.  The Senate seat Van Hollen is running for is currently occupied by Barbara Mikulski (D), who has decided not to run for reelection.  For what it's worth, I don't live in the 8th District, so I have no say in who replaces Van Hollen in the House.  Read the full story.

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