Maryland Congressional Candidate Voted in Two States

Democrat drops out of race after party says she voted in both Maryland and Florida in 2006 and 2008


Democrat Wendy Rosen dropped out of the race for a congressional seat Monday after the state party said she voted in both Maryland and Florida in the 2006 general election and the 2008 presidential primaries.

In a brief phone interview with The Associated Press, Rosen confirmed she was withdrawing from the race but otherwise declined to comment beyond a news release.

"Personal issues have made this the hardest decision that I have had to make," the release said.

Rosen told The Baltimore Sun on Monday that she had registered to vote in Florida several years ago in order to support a "very close friend" running for the St. Petersburg City Council and to vote on local issues there.