By Ava Thompson and Shreya Vuttaluru
Glenn Ivey, the former state’s attorney for Prince George’s County, won the Democratic primary race for Maryland’s 4th Congressional District.
Ivey had earned 51.2 percent of the vote when the Associated Press called the race early Wednesday morning.
Ivey defeated Donna Edwards, a former Congress member who held the seat from 2008 to 2017. Edwards earned 35.2 percent of the vote, and former state Del. Angela Angel earned 6 percent of the vote.
The congressional seat was left up for grabs after current U.S. Rep. Anthony Brown stepped down after three terms to run for Maryland Attorney General. Brown won the Democratic primary and will advance to November’s general election.
Ivey shares President Joe Biden’s commitment to collective bargaining rights and removing barriers to union organizing, according to his website.
The Washington Post endorsed Ivey, citing a track record of pragmatism.
Ivey supports restructuring the tax system so “the wealthiest Americans and big corporations pay their fair share” and increasing the minimum wage to a “livable wage.”
He also supports abortion rights and has urged Congress to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would codify Roe v. Wade into federal law. Ivey has also expressed support for criminal justice reform and climate change reform.
The winner of the Republican primary has not been called.