Anthony Brown

Gubernatorial Losers Descend on Next Congress
Up to six new House Members previously lost a race for governor

Rep.-elect Anthony Brown, who lost a governor’s race in Maryland two years ago, walks down the House steps for the 115th Congress freshman class group photo during the first week of orientation on Nov. 15. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Getting to know your new classmates is always an awkward experience, but a handful of new House members will have at least one thing in common: losing a race for governor.

Two years ago, Democrat Anthony Brown lost the Maryland gubernatorial race to Republican Larry Hogan in an upset, 51 percent to 47 percent. But the former lieutenant governor rebounded to win a competitive Democratic primary this year in Maryland’s 4th District when Rep. Donna Edwards decided to run for the Senate. Brown cruised in the general election and will be coming to Congress next year.

How Anthony Brown Made His Comeback
After losing bid for Maryland governor, Democrat won his House primary

Anthony Brown staged the beginning of his comeback by winning the Maryland 4th District primary on Tuesday. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

After a humiliating defeat in Maryland's 2014 governor's race, former Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown staged a comeback  by winning a hard-fought Democratic primary for a seat in Congress.  

Brown won the 4th Congressional District race on Tuesday with 42 percent of the vote, making him the odds-on favorite to replace Rep. Donna Edwards, who lost her bid for the Democratic Senate nomination.  

Dollars Flow In Maryland House Races
Best-known candidates not necessarily leading the money race in D.C. suburbs

Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown lags behind Glenn Ivey and Joseline Peña-Melnyk in fundraising for the 4th Congressional District's Democratic primary race. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

With two open House seats in suburban Maryland, Democratic candidates are spending hundreds of thousands — and in some cases millions — of dollars to win votes in Tuesday's primary.  

Incumbent Democratic Reps. Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen are competing for an open Senate seat , leaving the 4th and 8th Congressional Districts with free-for-all Democratic primaries that have attracted a mix of well-known Maryland politicians and outside candidates.  

Eyes on a Different Prize
After failed gubernatorial bid, Anthony Brown is part of a crowded field for Congress

From left, Glenn Ivey, Matthew Fogg, Warren Christopher, and Anthony Brown participate in a Democratic candidates debate  for Maryland's 4th Congressional District on April 7. ( Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Two years after his failed bid to become Maryland’s first black governor, Anthony Brown has set his sights on a different prize: a seat in Congress.  

But his broad name recognition and the favorable demographics that greet him in his home county don't guarantee him victory in the six-candidate Democratic primary on April 26.