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Voters Poised to Pick Wynn Replacement editors

Voters in parts of Prince George's and Montgomery counties will go to polls again Tuesday, when Prince George's non-profit executive Donna F. Edwards, a Democrat, faces Republican Peter James (R) in a special election to fill the seat of former Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D).

Donna Edwards
Donna Edwards (D) will face Peter James (R) Tuesday in a special election for a congressional seat. (By Ricky Carioti -- The Washington Post)

Edwards trounced Wynn in the Feb. 12 Democratic primary in the 4th Congressional District. That ended Wynn's 15-year tenure as U.S.representative, but it didn't automatically propel Edwards into Congress.

Instead, it gave her the right to face James, who won the Republican primary the same day, in the November election.

It was Wynn's surprise resignation, before the end of his term, that led to the special election. The winner will be sworn in within days of the election and will serve out the remainder of Wynn's term. Edwards and James will then face each other once again in November, to take the seat in January.

Polls will be open tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

By editors  |  June 16, 2008; 12:05 PM ET
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Full coverage requires that you also mention that Thibeaux Lincecum, the Libertarian candidate, is also on the ballot tomorrow. Adrian Petrus and Steve Schulin are also running as write-in candidates. The 4th district has more choices than the mainstream political parties offer.

Posted by: midanae | June 16, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Thanks, midanae, for naming the others for whom votes will be counted tomorrow. Four candidates registered early enough to be included in the voters guides published by League of Women Voters -- the Montgomery County version is available at -- and there's a 14-minute video compilation of statements by the same four candidates recorded at the Montgomery County public access cable TV station -- the video is available for online viewing at --

I invite folks to learn more about my God-fearin', liberty-lovin', sovereignty-conserving platform at

Posted by: Steve Schulin | June 16, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Schulin, thanks for the links. It was helpful to see more information on the candidates.

Posted by: midanae | June 16, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Ty to all for going out and vote.

Posted by: Adrian Petrus | June 19, 2008 1:44 AM | Report abuse

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