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This could put Donna Edwards in office before the convention.
Should Edwards be sworn in before the convention she would become a superdelegate. Like Al Wynn she has endorsed Barack Obama.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) will ask the state legislature to pass emergency legislation that would allow the state to hold a special general election to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D) without first holding a primary.
O'Malley said he will ask the General Assembly to make the change before the legislative session ends Monday. It would allow the winner to serve out the remainder of Wynn's term and achieve seniority over other congressional freshmen.
Prince George's attorney Donna F. Edwards, who ended Wynn's pursuit of a ninth term by defeating him in a Democratic primary in February, is widely expected to run in any special election in the overwhelmingly Democratic district that includes parts of Prince George's and Montgomery counties. Edwards will face Republican Peter James in the November election....
"I have a hard time accepting the notion that it's not important to fill that seat when you have a congressional seat vacant," O'Malley told reporters. "For them not to be represented in Congress is not right." - Washington Post