We've been spending the past several Wednesdays here on Maryland Morning talking to the Democratic candidates for mayor of Baltimore. Today, we shift our focus to another important race that will be decided in the April 26th primary election. The race for the United States Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara Mikulski is almost as crowded with candidates as the race for mayor of Baltimore: 10 Democrats and 14 Republicans have thrown their hats in the ring. We've invited the two leading Democratic candidates in the race to join us on Maryland Morning, this week and next.
Today, Tom's guest is Congresswoman Donna Edwards. She has represented Maryland's 4th Congressional District since 2008. The Fort Washington resident currently serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, as well as the Science, Space and Technology Committee.
Next week, Tom's guest will be Rep. Edwards' chief rival for the US Senate seat, Representative Chris Van Hollen, a Democrat who represents Maryland's 8th Congressional District.
There are a number of Baltimore Mayoral and City Council forums coming up. Tonight (Feb 24), the Open Society Institute and the Baltimore City Paper will host a Mayoral forum at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church. Tom Hall will be moderating a Mayoral Forum next Thursday night (March 3) at the National Federation of the Blind in Federal Hill. That event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters. And on March 7 at MICA, Citizen Artists Baltimore will host a Mayoral Forum on the Arts.
If you are not registered to vote, you have until April 5th to register to be able to participate in this important election. Click here for voter registration information. If you know people who aren’t registered, please, come to our website, and send them the link.