Glenn Ivey out of county exec's race, looking at U.S. Congress
UPDATE: Prince George's County State's Attorney Glenn F. Ivey confirmed late today that he will not run for county executive, and is setting up an exploratory committee to look into a bid for Congress.
ORIGINAL POST: Prince George's County State's Attorney Glenn F. Ivey has decided not to run for county executive, and is forming an exploratory committee to look at challenging U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) in the Democratic primary next year, according to several sources in Prince George's County, one of whom spoke to Ivey directly.
"He's opening an exploratory committee, looking to run for Congress in the 4th congressional district," said the source who spoke with Ivey. The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to make an announcement.
Ivey said in an interview today that he is still considering several options, including running for Congress.
"I'm definitely not running for re-election for state's attorney," Ivey said. "I'm not looking to go into the Obama administration. It's an up or out scenario for me. But I'm definitely interested in the congressional race and I'm taking a hard look at it."
He added that he has not made a final decision on the county executive race or working in the private sector.
Ivey has long been considered a leading candidate to replace County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D) when he vacates his seat next year due to term limits, and his departure from the field is a boon for former delegate and county executive candidate Rushern L. Baker III. Baker and Ivey are close friends, both have strong name recognition and they would be targeting the same base of support if they ran against each other.
December 2, 2009; 11:39 AM ET
Categories: 2010 Elections , Jonathan Mummolo
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