Congressional Election Set for June
Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) said today that Maryland will hold a special election on June 17 to temporarily fill the 4th Congressional District seat is being vacated by Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D-Md.).
The announcement came as O'Malley signed emergency legislation allowing a general election for the seat without first holding primaries. The candidates will be chosen by Democratic and Republican party committees, a move that O'Malley said will save the state about $1 million.
Wynn, whose district includes parts of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, has announced he will resign from Congress on May 31. He was soundly defeated in the Democratic primary in Feburary by nonprofit executive Donna F. Edwards, who will take office in January if she wins the November general election in the heavily Democratic district.
The Prince George's and Montgomery County Democratic Central Committees and the Montgomery Republican Central Committee have set meetings for next week to nominate candidates in the special election. The Republican committee in Prince George's has not yet set a date.
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