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Maryland congressman announces campaign for president, becoming first to challenge Trump

Maryland congressman announces campaign for president, becoming first to challenge Trump

Maryland Rep. John Delaney, a former businessman who has cultivated a reputation for bipartisanship during three terms in Congress, announced Friday that he would run for the Democratic nomination for president — making him the first candidate to challenge President Trump.

The centrist Democrat, little known outside his district, will face a steep climb in building a credible national campaign. His departure from Maryland, meanwhile, could alter the landscape in the state’s looming governor’s race and its most competitive congressional district.

Delaney, one of the only members of Congress to have run a public company, appears to center his presidential campaign on an economic...

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