Sen. Johnny Ray Salling to run for Congress

DUNDALK, Md. (AP) — Republican state Sen. Johnny Ray Salling has announced he’s running for Congress.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the Baltimore County senator announced his plan to seek the GOP nomination to challenge Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, a Democrat, during an event Wednesday at the Boulevard Diner in Dundalk, Maryland.

Maryland’s 2nd Congressional District includes parts of Baltimore and Harford counties. It also includes parts of the city of Baltimore. Parts of northern Anne Arundel County and part of Howard County also are in the district.

Seats in the Maryland General Assembly are not up again for elections until 2022. That means Salling won’t have to give up is state Senate seat to run for Congress next year.


Information from: The Baltimore Sun,

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