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Andy Harris: Republican for Congress in MD's 1st District

Oct 18, 2018

Harris is running for a fifth term as the Republican Rep. for MD's 1st district.
Credit Courtesy of Andy Harris for Congress

Today, another in our series of Conversations with the Candidates.

Republican Congressman Andy Harris joins Tom Hall in the Midday studio for an hour of discussion about the issues in his bid for re-election. 

Harris, a licensed physician, is a former Naval Reservist and Maryland State Senator (1999-2010)  who has represented Maryland’s 1st Congressional District since 2011.  His winning re-election margins ever since have been substantial.  In June, he handily won his party's primary to run for a fifth term.  He is a staunch conservative in a sprawling district that includes all or part of 12 different counties, including the Eastern Shore and parts of Baltimore, Harford and Carroll Counties.   

Maryland's 1st Congressional District is the only one in the state that Donald Trump carried in the 2016 presidential election.  This year, Harris faces a spirited challenge from the Democratic nominee, Jesse Colvin, a former US Army Ranger and a first-time candidate.

Today, Rep. Andy Harris also addresses some of your calls, emails, tweets and Facebook comments.  As with all the interviews in Tom's Conversations with the Candidates series, this program was Live-Streamed on WYPR's Facebook page. You can watch that video here.

Early voting starts one week from today.