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Delaney announces campaign for president, becomes first to challenge Trump

July 28th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Rep. John Delaney, a former Potomac businessman who has cultivated a reputation for bipartisanship during three terms in Congress, announced Friday he will run for the Democratic nomination for president — becoming the first candidate to challenge President Donald J. Trump. The centrist Democrat, little known outside of his home district and relatively new to politics, will face a steep climb in building a credible national campaign. His departure from Maryland, meanwhile, could fundamentally alter the landscape in next year’s governor’s race and the state’s most competitive congressional district. One of the only members of Congress to have run a publicly traded company, Delaney’s presidential campaign appears to be centered on an economic message that the nation is poised to rebound if Washington embraces a “new economy” that is more technological, entrepreneurial and forward looking.

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