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Buckel Opts Not to seek Congressional Seat

April 28th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Reports surfaced in January that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republicans had stepped up a personal campaign to persuade Maryland Governor  Larry Hogan to run for the Senate and help the party’s chances of regaining control of the chamber. It turns out Hogan was not the only one being recruited by the RNC.  In the weeks leading up to the filing deadline, Delegate Jason Buckel, who represents Allegany County, was lobbied by state and national Republicans to pursue Maryland’s Sixth District Congressional seat.  The seat is currently held by Democrat David Trone and polls indicate his likely challenger in November will be Delegate Neal Parrott of Washington County who ran and lost to Trone two years ago. The revised congressional map in Maryland has made Trone’s seat somewhat more vulnerable. Buckel tells WCBC News that while he was flattered by the effort, ultimately he opted to decline and will continue to serve in Annapolis for now…