Updated: Kratovil sets announcement tour Saturday
Freshman Democratic Rep. Frank Kratovil will formally launch his re-election campaign with a three-stop tour of the sprawling First District on Saturday.
The cross-Bay swing will take him from Aberdeen, in Harford County, in the morning to Chester in Queen Anne's County, not far from his hometown of Stevensville, to Salisbury, in Wicomico, in the afternoon.
On Monday, he'll formally file his candidacy in Annapolis, a step that his likely opponent, Republican state Sen. Andy Harris, took Tuesday.
The first event on Saturday, at a meeting of the Maryland Fraternal Order of Police, will take place at a Clarion Hotel in Aberdeen. As a poster to this blog has pointed out, that site is not in Kratovil's district, which does include portions of Harford County. It is in an area represented by Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger.
Campaign manager Jessica Klonsky said the Aberdeen stop was chosen to highlight Kratovil’s commitment to public safety and law enforcement. He’ll be speaking to a state meeting of the Maryland Fraternal Order of Police.