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Wed Oct 4, 2017, 03:26 AM

Emails show mixed reaction among state politicos to Delaney's presidential campaign

When Democratic Rep. John Delaney announced his unexpected presidential campaign in July, a conservative research group blasted out a records request to Maryland institutions seeking email chatter about the news.

What they got back suggests the state’s political class took notice, and was then ready to move on.

An aide to Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett forwarded a story speculating about Delaney’s presidential run the day before his announcement.

“[I‘ll] believe it when I see it,” Leggett responded.

An aide to Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy wrote his boss, sizing up the field of candidates hoping to succeed Delaney in the state’s 6th Congressional District.

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/blog/bs-md-delaney-emails-20170928-story.html

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