Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh is backing Maryland state Sen. Roger Manno (D-Silver Spring) in the open competitive House race in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District.
Manno, who has represented District 19 in the state Senate since 2011, served alongside Frosh, a former state senator from the neighboring District 16, for four years. Both Manno and Frosh are revered as progressive champions among a wide swath of Maryland Democratic activists.
“Attorney General Frosh has been a friend and a mentor to me for many years. We’ve fought injustice together and worked to make this world a better place. I could not be prouder or more honored to have his support in this important election,” Manno told A Miner Detail on Thursday afternoon when reached for comment.
A Miner Detail is the first media outlet to report Frosh’s endorsement of Manno.
Manno, an attorney and former Capitol Hill staffer, is positioning himself as the progressive alternative to the moderate millionaire liquor retailer David Trone and state Del. Aruna Miller (D-Darnestown).
In addition to Trone and Miller, Manno faces off against fellow Democrats Andrew Duck, a retired intelligence officer and former congressional candidate; economist George English; Chris Graves, a Montgomery County businessman; Nadia Hashimi, a pediatrician and best-selling author; and Chris Hearsey, an aerospace executive.
The Republican race is less congested and more predictable: Amie Hoeber, a former Pentagon official under President Ronald Reagan and defense contractor – the 2016 Republican nominee in the 6th Congressional District – is largely expected to wrap up the nomination against the three lesser-known Republicans Lisa Lloyd, Kurt Elsasser and Bradley St. Rohrs.