Oct 25, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Democratic Rep. Anthony Brown to run for Maryland attorney general

Rep. Anthony Brown
Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.) at a press conference. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Cal

Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.) announced on Monday that he will not seek re-election in the House and instead run for attorney general in Maryland.

Why it matters: Brown is the 13th House Democrat to announce he won't seek reelection in 2022. The party is already facing an uphill battle in the midterm because of redistricting, and the difficulty of retaining the majority when the party in power also controls the White House.

Context: Brown represents the Fourth Congressional District of Maryland, which contains the suburbs outside Washington, D.C. He won his district with nearly 80% of the vote in 2020.

What he's saying: "With nearly three decades as an attorney and experiences ranging from a young lieutenant in the United States Army to a three-term member of the United States Congress, I know that Marylanders deserve an attorney general who will be their champion for progress," Brown said in the announcement video.

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