In response to a request for comment on news that she will likely be
facing a challenge in next year's Democratic primary, Rep. Donna
Edwards (D-Md.) issued a response Friday that made no mention of
likely challenger Glenn F. Ivey.
In her e-mailed statement, Edwards highlighted her work on issues
ranging from health care and unemployment to securing federal funds
for her district, and said nothing would "distract" her from that
Ivey, the Prince George's State's Attorney, is so far steering clear
from mentioning Edwards as well.
Edwards' full statement below:
"As the representative for Maryland's 4th Congressional District, my
number one priority is serving the residents of this district by
passing comprehensive health care reform, creating jobs so people can
get back to work and keep their homes, and helping this economy
continue to recover. I look forward to continuing my outreach efforts
throughout the 4th District in coffee conversations, issue forums,
electronic meetings, and traditional town hall discussions.
Since my election, I have been appointed as vice chair of two key House
subcommittees, assisted our counties and state in receiving millions
of dollars in federal funding, and have been recognized as a leading
legislator in the health care reform debate. Nothing has or will
distract me from that priority and from working closely with the
President, our House leadership and the Maryland Delegation for the
benefit of our district, state and nation."
December 4, 2009; 3:40 PM ET
Categories: 2010 Elections , Jonathan Mummolo , Montgomery County , Prince George's County
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