Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.) speaks successful Baltimore, Md., connected May 17, 2021. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.) is the 14th Democrat successful the House of Representatives who won’t beryllium moving for re-election aft announcing connected Monday a bid to win Maryland’s lawyer general.
“We’ve made advancement implicit the years, but excessively galore barriers beryllium for excessively galore Marylanders, from wellness attraction and lodging to the situation and education, to workplaces, policing and the transgression justness system,” Brown, 59, said successful his run announcement video. “I’m moving for lawyer wide to dismantle those barriers.”
Maryland’s existent lawyer general, Democrat Brian Frosh, is retiring successful 2022.
Brown represents Maryland’s 4th Congressional District, which is chiefly made up of portions of Prince George’s County. He has represented the territory since 2017. He easy won re-election successful 2020 with astir 80 percent of the vote.
Brown has had a agelong vocation successful politics. He was a subordinate of Maryland’s General Assembly earlier serving astatine Maryland’s lieutenant governor. He launched a gubernatorial bid that failed earlier winning his archetypal House race.
Glenn Ivey, a Democrat and erstwhile Prince George’s County prosecutor, is readying to tally for the spot Brown is leaving.
Brown is the 14th Democrat congressmember to denote they’re not moving for different term.
Eight Democrats, including Reps. Michael Doyle (D-Pa.) and David Price (D-N.C.), are retiring. The others are seeking different offices, including Senate seats.
Republicans accidental the question signals however the 2022 midterms volition break.
“Anthony Brown made the astute determination to question a antithetic bureau due to the fact that House Democrats are going to suffer their majority,” Mike Berg, spokesperson for the National Republican Congressional Committee, said successful a statement.
Democrats presently clasp 220 seats. Republicans person 212.
House seats are up for predetermination each 2 years.
Republicans flipped a nett of astir 15 seats successful the 2020 elections successful the little chamber. But they failed to summation the bulk and mislaid the Senate. Democrats bask a one-vote bulk successful the 50-50 Senate due to the fact that Vice President Kamala Harris tin formed tiebreaking votes successful her relation arsenic president of the precocious chamber.
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including authorities and tribunal cases. He started astatine The Epoch Times arsenic a New York City metro reporter.