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UpCounty Resident Challenging Big Names for Democratic Nod for John Delaney’s Congressional Seat




“I don’t trust them. I don’t think they are going to get the job done,” said Montgomery Village resident Chris Graves when asked why a Montgomery County businessman with little or no campaign experience wanted to jump into one of the most hotly contested political races in the State of Maryland, outside of the gubernatorial race.

“There are a couple of answers to that question,” said Graves as sat in his campaign office recently. “I have sat on the sidelines all my life. I have been in business watching what is going on. I have always been interested in policy, particularly at the national level and I always assumed that the people who were running and getting elected knew what they were doing and were going to do a good job. I don’t feel that way anymore. I feel like it is just the same ole, same ole; and it has gotten worse.”

Graves officially declared his candidacy for Maryland’s 6th Congressional District on February 28 at a gathering in Clarksburg’s GrillMarx restaurant. “For too long billionaires, CEOs, and Wall Street bankers have been setting the direction of our country by buying and influencing our politicians,” G