Letter to the Editor: Raskin would make a good representative in Congress

Thank you for your article about state Sen. Jamie Raskin launching his campaign for the U.S. Congress (April 22).

As a constituent of Sen. Raskin and one of some 500 supporters who joined Attorney General Brian Frosh, Congressman John Sarbanes, former U.S. Sen. Joseph Tydings, state Sen. Catherine Pugh (Maryland Senate majority leader and president of National Black Caucus of State Legislators) at the launch event, I am very excited about the possibility of Sen. Raskin representing me in Congress. He has been a very effective progressive Democrat in the Senate, working across the aisle on issues as diverse as marriage equality, environmental protection, rights for convicts and controlling drunken driving.

I was surprised how much of the article was spent discussing a Republican who has not yet declared his candidacy. I hope that if and when that Republican announces, your article about him will give equal attention to Sen. Raskin.

David Blockstein, Takoma Park

Source: The Gazette

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