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Stephen McDow suspends campaign to move back to Massachusetts for wife's career. 

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Banner political notes: Verdict goes against 2 politicians; A Tree-Mendous celebration; Forward Party has a candidate

Stephen McDow, a registered Democrat running for a seat in Congress, is now affiliated with the Maryland Forward Party and will run as a “Forward Democrat.”

The centrist Forward Party is the brainchild of Andrew Yang, who ran unsuccessfully as a Democrat for president in 2020 and New York City mayor in 2021.

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OpEd: Congressional run stems from a commitment to service

Before I decided to run for Congress in Maryland's 6th District, I asked myself if it was for vanity or serving people. After prayer and discussion with my family, I know it's because I have a servant’s heart.

My body of work symbolizes my commitment to service.

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Lopez, McDow join District 6 congressional race

The race for western Maryland’s 6th congressional district has two new candidates, including a Frederick County resident and a Montgomery County state delegate. Read more

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Stephen has a long career and family legacy to stand on. He is a pragmatic fighter for ALL!


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Political notes: 6th District updates, personnel moves, Black Caucus members discuss issues at forum

Congressional candidate running as “Forward Democrat”

A 6th District Democratic candidate has aligned with the Maryland Forward Party.

Stephen McDow, a businessman from Frederick County, said this week that he remains a registered Democrat, but aligns with the legislative priorities and values of the Maryland Forward Party.

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Co-op News International (UK)

What drives someone to be a politician? Stephen Reginald McDow II, running as a Democratic candidate for Congress in Maryland District 6, says for him “it’s about service to people ... and a burning desire to help improve my community”.

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Stephen McDow launches campaign for Maryland 6th Congressional District

Frederick County Democrat and economist Stephen McDow is running for the Maryland 6th Congressional District after its current representative,  Read more

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Shonne Barnes and Eugene Smith, Hosts and Creators of Cuzzins Trip Podcast interview Stephen: Celebrating the Black Man

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Maryland Congressional Candidate running as “Forward Democrat”

On 08/30/23, candidate for Maryland's 6th Congressional District, Stephen McDow, affiliated with the Maryland Forward Party. Running as a “Forward Democrat”, McDow remains a registered Democrat but aligns with the legislative priorities and values of the Maryland Forward Party.

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Maryland Politics Hangouts

Stephen's campaign is 'serious' and the 'adults' in the room! 

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Self-described Blue Dog Democrat Stephen McDow running for Maryland’s 6th Congressional district

Maryland businessman and self-described “Blue Dog Democrat” Stephen McDow of Monrovia, MD has embarked on a listening tour throughout the sixth district.  Read more

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