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Brown enters congressional race

Former Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will seek a return to public office.

In an email sent to supporters Thursday morning, Brown announced that he run for Congress in Maryland’s 4th District, which includes his home county of Prince George’s as well as part of Anne Arundel County. The district is currently represented by Rep. Donna F. Edwards, who announced earlier this week that she will seek to succeed Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, who is retiring after five terms.

“For my entire adult life, beginning with the years that I served on active military duty with the 3rd Infantry Division in Germany, I’ve gotten up and out of bed every day ready to serve my neighbors and our nation,” Brown said in the email. “From Germany, to a tour of duty in Iraq, to serving two-terms as a State Delegate representing Prince George’s County, to fighting every day for eight years as your Lieutenant Governor, I’ve seen the struggles, challenges, dreams and aspirations that are shared by families throughout Maryland and the 4th Congressional District.

“The stakes are high in Washington, but they’re even higher for hard-working families right here in Prince George’s and Anne Arundel Counties.”

Brown served two terms in the House of Delegates representing part of Prince George’s County prior to becoming Gov. Martin J. O’Malley’s running mate.

Brown is still personally responsible for repaying several hundred thousand dollars in loans made by a union in the late days of his 2014 gubernatorial campaign. Money raised for his congressional race would go to a federal account not his state account.

Former Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Glenn Ivey announced Wednesday that he will run for the same seat.