Disclaimer: Matt McDaniel, the author of this piece, is a candidate for the First District City Council Seat in Baltimore City. Mr. McDaniel is not a constituent of any of the persons discussed in this article. This article is not meant as an endorsement of any candidate and is meant solely for the purpose of political analysis. The campaign site can be found here.
The 2016 Senate
Yesterday, Rand Paul announced his bid for the White House in 2016. With a full editorial disclosure, I am a Rand Paul supporter and I assume that I will eventually write an official endorsement for his White House bid. My own bias established, I still contend that Rand Paul is a necessary breath of fresh air in the Republican Party (despite his insistence on wearing button-down collars while wearing ties).
Representative Donna Edwards from MD04 is expected to announce her candidacy for the US Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Mikulski, who is not seeking re-election in 2016. According to the Washington Post and sources close to Edwards, Maryland’s first black congresswoman will announce her candidacy on Tuesday.