State Del. Pat McDonough (R-Md.) told WBAL News on Thursday that he will run for Senate if the Baltimore-area House district in which he resides is drawn more favorably for Democrats in redistricting.
McDonough, a supporter of immigration reform, said he looks forward to being on the same ballot as the Maryland DREAM Act, a ballot initiative that would allow some undocumented immigrants to pay in-county tuition at community colleges.
McDonough has been looking to challenge Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D), whose winding 2nd district nearly encircles Baltimore. Ruppersberger has won easily since his first re-election in 2004.
Taking on first-term Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D) may be even more challenging. Roll Call currently rates the race as Safe Democratic. Former Secret Service agent Daniel Bongino (R) is already running.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.