Chestertown, MD — With the movement to elect Heather Mizeur to Congress gaining momentum by the day, the candidate is hitting the road this weekend for a barnstorming tour across Maryland’s First District, with events planned in all 11 counties.
From Princess Anne up to Kingsville and from Havre de Grace down to Berlin, Mizeur will bring her high-energy campaign style to nearly every corner of the state’s largest Congressional District. The tour, covering almost 300 miles over 48 hours, will highlight the First District’s natural beauty, its talent and diversity, and the resilient small businesses that form the backbone of its economy.
As her campaign enters its home stretch, Mizeur, an Eastern Shore farmer and former state legislator, has been energizing not only Democrats ahead of the July 19 primary but also Republicans and Independents eager to end what she calls “the Harris embarrassment.” Her inclusive personal style and solution-oriented agenda – on display since she entered the race over a year ago – contrast sharply with Rep. Andy Harris’ far-right rhetoric and his failure to address the First District’s challenges.
“Everywhere I go in the District, I meet people of all ideological stripes who are disgusted with Andy Harris’ antics – trying to smuggle a gun onto the House floor, refusing to honor our brave Capitol Police,” Mizeur said. “They’re eager to fire him and hire someone who has practical ideas to fight inflation and create jobs, who brings farmers and environmentalists together to find innovative solutions for our most serious issues, and who will work tirelessly to deliver real results for us.”
Mizeur’s ability to connect with voters and create enthusiasm were reflected in her recent fundraising totals, which significantly exceeded the incumbent’s for this campaign cycle. TheMaryland Daily Record noted that Harris “appears headed for a serious challenge in November.”
The 11-County Tour kicks off Friday afternoon at a cafe in Somerset County, and will continue that evening with an appearance in Salisbury at a concert by “American Idol” finalist and Salisbury native Jay Copeland.
Saturday features a sprint across the district with stops in Talbot, Caroline, Kent, Cecil, Harford, and Baltimore counties. Mizeur will host a canvass kickoff party at her Chestertown headquarters, visit the Canal Town Brewfest in Chesapeake City, take in the Havre de Grace Jazz & Blues Festival, and end the day at a bar in Kingsville.
The tour winds down Sunday with a stop at the Centreville Farmers Market, a drop-in at Rise Up Coffee in Cambridge, and a meet-and-greet in Berlin. Media interested in covering part of the tour can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for a full schedule of events.