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.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.