Ruppersberger Endorses Van Hollen

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Dutch Ruppersberger became the first member of the congressional delegation to endorse in the Senate primary today, announcing his support for Chris Van Hollen.

In the competitive Maryland Senate Democratic primary, Rep. Chris Van Hollen has received the first endorsement from a fellow member of the state’s congressional delegation.

Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, who comes from Baltimore County and serves as the ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee, is backing Van Hollen over fellow Rep. Donna Edwards, a spokeswoman confirmed. He is set to make the announcement Monday afternoon at Camden Yards in Baltimore.

“Chris is extremely intelligent, focused on his issues, does his homework, cares about making a difference,” Ruppersberger said in a recent interview.

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