Two New Candidates in CD4

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I am advised this morning that two previously unmentioned candidates are running for Congress in CD4.

Warren Christopher, a former high-ranking Army officer, ran against Donna Edwards in the primary in 2014. He raised over $100,000 in contributions (see screenshot below) and received 13.0% of the vote, a not at all embarrassing performance against popular incumbent Donna Edwards.

warren christopher 2014 fundraising fec screenshot

His 2016 website is up and running and can be found here. Christopher has filed with the FEC.

The second new candidate is Alvin Thornton. If the name sounds familiar, he is probably most well known in Maryland for being the head of the commission in 2001 that created what has become known as the Thornton formulas for education funding in the state. He is a former chair of the political science department at Howard University, and served eight years as Howard’s associate provost and as interim provost and chief academic officer. While I cannot find any public evidence of his campaign, reliable sources advise me that he has stated a firm intention to run for Congress.

So now there are seven candidates in CD4. And it’s only May. Getting warmer. . . .