GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — The Associated Press has declared Democratic U.S. Rep. John Delaney the winner in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District.
The former financier from Montgomery County defeated Republican Dan Bongino and Green Party candidate George Gluck. AP declared Delaney the winner on Thursday night after election officials counted absentee ballots in five counties.
The first-term congressman campaigned as a bipartisan moderate, citing his Partnership to Build America bill to rebuild America’s roads and bridges through a public-private partnership.
Delaney also criticized the once-a-decade redistricting process that helped him win the seat held for 20 years by Republican Roscoe Bartlett. Delaney said the highly politicized process should be reformed so congressional districts truly represent local communities. The 6th District is largely rural, but many rural conservative voters felt their voices were muted by Democrat-led redistricting that added a chunk of liberal-leaning Montgomery County.
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