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Frick drops out of AG race, refiles for House

After weeks of speculation, Del. C. William “Bill” Frick announced Tuesday night that he will seek re-election to the House of Delegates rather than run for attorney general.

Del. C. William Frick

Del. C. William “Bill” Frick (File photo Jan. 22, 2014 The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears)

“Today I will withdraw my candidacy for the Democratic Nomination for State Attorney General and file for re-election to the Maryland House of Delegates,” Frick, D-Montgomery, said in an emailed statement.

“My two terms in the House have been exceptional.  I’ve been a part of a team that has enacted marriage equality for all Maryland couples, repealed the death penalty, protected consumers from abuses, and begun the task of reforming our tax code.

“While I know that I could have been a valuable asset to the state as attorney general, there is still much to be done as a member of the House representing District 16,” Frick said.

Frick’s withdrawal from the attorney general’s race leaves Dels. Aisha Braveboy, Prince George’s, and Jon C. Cardin, Baltimore County, and Sen. Brian E. Frosh, Montgomery, in the Democratic primary for attorney general.

Frick struggled to gain traction in the statewide race.

A Washington Post poll released last week had Frick fourth in a four-way race with just 4 percent of the voters who responded saying they would vote for the two-term delegate.