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.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.