Today, we continue our series of Conversations with the Candidates, which includes those who already hold public office.
Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger is Tom's guest in Studio A, for the hour today. He has represented Maryland’s 2nd congressional district since 2003. That district includes parts of five jurisdictions: Baltimore City and Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Harford and Howard Counties.
Rep. Ruppersberger serves on the House Appropriations Committee as well as the Subcommittee on Defense and the Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations & Related Programs. He is a former ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee. A number of institutions and organizations in his district are involved in cyber security issues.
Like all but one of the eight members of the Congressional delegation from Maryland, he is standing for re-election this year. He is being opposed in the primary by a political newcomer, Jake Pretot.
We livestreamed this conversation on WYPR's Facebook page. If you missed it, check out the video here.