A screenshot of the campaign logo for Rep. Donna Edwards, who has launched a run for U.S. Senate. (YouTube)

Donna F. Edwards announced on Tuesday that she wants to represent Maryland in the U.S. Senate — although, according to her campaign logo, she might also be eyeing a sliver of Virginia.

Edwards’s navy and gold campaign logo includes a map of Maryland that extends the state’s Eastern Shore much farther south than its traditional border, seizing part of the Commonwealth. The odd-shaped state quickly caught the attention of some eagle-eyed politicos in Annapolis.

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Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) pointed out the error during his chamber’s Tuesday morning session, which was attended by Edwards’s rival in the race — Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.). Miller chuckled as he described the map, although noted that it’s “a unique mistake that campaign people make all the time.”

Edwards’s campaign staff quickly corrected the mistake — and tried to laugh it off.

“Donna has always been against redistricting — and this is no different,” said spokesman Benjamin Gerdes, alluding to the state’s meandering congressional district lines that have been called the most “gerrymandered” in the country. “We’ve corrected the map.”


For those who need to brush up on their Maryland geography, here’s an accurate map of Maryland, “gerrymandered” districts and all. Rep. Donna Edwards represents the 4th district, which scored 90.78 on the Wonkblog gerrymandering scale. (The Washington Post)
Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) announces her intentions to run against Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by retiring Maryland Democrat, Sen. Barbara Mikulski. (Donna Edwards via YouTube)