Democrats Target Andy Harris for Early Retirement

Feb 08, 2018

Annapolis, MD — Today, Maryland Democratic Party Chair Kathleen Matthews issued the following statement after the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) added Rep. Andy Harris (MD-01) to its list of targeted races for the 2018 election:

“Instead of representing the interests of his constituents, Congressman Harris has spent his time in Congress doing the bidding of the Koch Brothers and his wealthy donors.  Congressman Harris voted more than 50 times to kick 60,000 of his constituents off health insurance rolls and last year, he voted for the GOP tax scam, which raised taxes on thousands of his constituents.  Harris’ addition to the DCCC’s target list is just confirmation of what we already knew here in Maryland—his constituents are ready for a leader who will fight for them, not billionaires like the Koch Brothers.”

“Harris’ fanatical opposition to affordable health care and aversion to good government is a striking contrast to the 4 talented Democrats who have stepped up to run to replace him. They bring talent, experience, and real empathy to the challenges faced by residents of Maryland’s 1st Congressional District.”