Glenn Ivey announces run to replace Donna Edwards in U.S. House

Glenn Ivey. (AP photo)

WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- Former Prince George's prosecutor Glenn Ivey will seek the U.S. House seat now held by Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD).

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Ivey (D) announced his candidacy on Wednesday.

Edwards on Tuesday launched a campaign for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D) in 2016.

Ivey is a former two-term State's Attorney and federal prosecutor who briefly ran against Edwards in 2012, abandoning his bid when he couldn't raise sufficient funds.

The campaign for the seat Edwards now holds is expected to attract a large field of prominent candidates. Among those being mentioned: former Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and prosecutor Angela Alsobrooks, who succeeded Ivey in Upper Marlboro. Several members of the state legislature and County Council are also said to be considering a run.

Ivey's wife, Jolene, is a former Maryland state Delegate who was Attorney General Doug Gansler's running mate in the race for governor last year.

The 4th District House seat includes parts of Prince George's and Anne Arundel Counties.

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