In all, 32 candidates will be on the Republican and Democratic special primary election ballot in February, vying as well for the nomination in the primary elections on April 28th.
Tom is joined today in Studio A by F. Michael Higginbotham. He is a legal scholar and professor, who has taught at the University of Baltimore School of Law since 1988.
He holds an undergraduate degree from Brown University, and law degrees from the Yale Law School and Cambridge University.
Michael Higginbotham is 62 years old. He was born in Pittsburgh. He has lived in the 7th District for 30 years.
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