RADIO: Taylor Marsh Interviews Donna Edwards –updated–
UPDATED (1:00 a.m. – 9.17.06): Edwards is going to sue.
UPDATE (8:20 a.m.): The interview was great. Donna Edwards is an amazing woman and what a fighter. I was happy to have her on a special edition of my radio show. As Matt Stoller said yesterday, “Go Donna.”
If you haven't seen it, make sure you catch the Washington Post today:
The 4th Congressional District race between Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D-Md.) and Donna Edwards may not be decided for several days, but political observers say Edwards's spirited campaign demonstrates a significant erosion of firepower for the seven-term congressman.
With all precincts reporting from Tuesday's Democratic primary, Wynn led Edwards yesterday 50 to 46 percent — one of the narrowest margins of Wynn's 24-year political career. But thousands of provisional and absentee ballots have yet to be counted with fewer than 3,000 votes separating the two candidates — enough, Edwards said, to potentially give her the victory.
“You talk about wake-up calls,” said Ronald W. Walters, a political science professor at the University of Maryland. “If you have someone come from nowhere, and it gets this close, it means there's something flawed with his agenda.”
The 4th District includes parts of Prince George's and Montgomery counties; the former had more than 5,000 absentee and provisional ballots to count, and the latter had between 16,000 and 18,000 remaining yesterday. It was unclear how many of the ballots were from the areas of the two counties that make up the 4th District.
Edwards, a newcomer to Maryland politics, said she will not concede until every vote is counted.