Financier John Delaney is getting a bit of veteran political help in his race for the Democratic nod for Rep. Roscoe Bartlett’s (R-Md.) redrawn congressional seat.
Delaney, who is in the midst of a heated primary contest against state Sen. Rob Garagiola (D-Montgomery), is set to air a new radio ad featuring the endorsement of former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers.
Myers, who served as President Bill Clinton’s spokeswoman for the first two years of his tenure, says in the ad that “Delaney is smart, progressive, pro-marriage equality, for equal pay. And on jobs and health care, Delaney will put middle-class families front and center.”
Myers also calls Delaney “a reformer who doesn’t owe the system or special interests anything,” echoing the first-time candidate’s primary message against Garagiola, a former lobbyist and current state Senate Majority Leader.
Myers serves with Delaney’s wife, April McClain-Delaney, on the board of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School in Northwest D.C. Delaney previously served as chairman of the board.