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Congressman Harris Files For Reelection

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Congressman Andy Harris has filed papers to seek another term in office after winning re-election two years ago with almost 64 percent of the vote.

The Eastern Shore Republican has turned in one of the most conservative records on Capitol Hill.

The Salisbury Daily Times notes that Harris voted against the Hurricane Sandy relief legislation saying the nation’s flood insurance program needed to be restructured.

In addition, he has voted for repealing the Affordable Care Act or ports of it dozens of times.

On the Democratic side Chestertown physician John LaFerla and retired lawyer Bill Tilghman have so far entered that party’s primary to challenge Harris in the general election.

Harris adds that this year’s election should be somewhat different than last time when the Democratic nominee was forced to quit the race.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.