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Rep. John Delaney announces 2020 Presidential run

Fri, Jul 28, 2017

Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) announced today his intention to run for President in 2020 in an op-ed published in The Washington Post. His editorial shares his reasons for his Presidential bid, including a vision for leading the country on a new course. "The American people are far greater than the sum of our political parties. It is time for us to rise above our broken politics and renew the spirit that enabled us to achieve the seemingly impossible. This is why I am running for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States."

Delaney is one of the first Democrats to publicly announce a presidential run since the election in November of Republican Donald Trump.

Known as a centrist with a record of working across the aisle, Delaney likely will present himself as a moderate, business-minded candidate.

In the House, he has worked on proposals allowing corporations to repatriate a portion of their overseas earnings tax-free in exchange for buying bonds to fund infrastructure improvements.

Delaney’s decision to leave Congress has already begun strong interest for a rare open seat in what is arguably Maryland’s only swing district. Maryland House Majority Leader C. William Frick and Del. Aruna Miller have filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission and begun raising money for the race. State Sen. Roger Manno, another Democrat, has stated his intention to run if Delaney doesn’t.