Former Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced his candidacy for Maryland’s 4th Congressional District on Thursday, joining former Prince George’s State’s Attorney Glenn Ivey as declared candidates in the Democratic primary field.
“I’m running to represent you because I believe in a future where everyone has the opportunity to succeed, not just the privileged few,” Brown said in a Facebook post. “I know this isn’t going to be easy, but nothing worth fighting for ever is.”
The 4th District seat, which represents most of Prince George’s County and a portion of Anne Arundel County, will open with Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Fort Washington, running for the U.S. Senate. Brown endorsed Edwards earlier this week.
Brown is coming off of a loss to Gov. Larry Hogan in the 2014 general election, a surprise result considering the nearly two-to-one statewide advantage Democrats have over Republicans in registered voters.
However, Brown won heavily Democratic Prince George’s County with 84 percent of the vote.