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Al Wynn steps down from a Metrobus in Silver Spring before a press conference last June.
Eight-term Congressman Al Wynn (D-Dist. 4) announced today he will be stepping down in June. Last February, he lost the Democratic primary to Donna Edwards, who's favored to win this November in District 4, which stretches from Clarksburg to Fort Washington.
Promising a "clean fight," Al Wynn rushed head-long into his reelection campaign last year, determined to make a better showing after beating Edwards by a slim margin in 2006. To show his support for public transportation, Wynn kicked off his campaign with a Metro-and-bus tour of Montgomery County. Despite support from a number of Democratic elected officials in his sprawling, gerrymandered district, the national progressive establishment slammed him for crossing party lines and taking positions that were out of step with those of his liberal constituents.