Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says he and Rep. Donna F. Edwards have settled their disagreement over the state’s new congressional map and are “moving forward.”
Mr. O’Malley and Miss Edwards, Democrats, attended a national Democratic rally Wednesday night in Silver Spring to urge support for President Obama’s reelection. It marked their first public appearance together since they battled last week over the governor’s plan to redraw the congresswoman’s 4th District.
“We’re all together and supportive of the president’s reelection,” Mr. O’Malley said, adding that he spoke with Miss Edwards before the event. “We’ve had all sorts of conversations, but I think we’re all moving forward and focused on other things on the horizon.”
The General Assembly approved the governor’s plan, which shifts the 4th District from sections of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties to sections of Prince George’s and Anne Arundel counties.
Miss Edwards protested the map and submitted an alternate proposal, arguing that the governor’s plan would dilute minority influence in Montgomery County.
Neither Mr. O’Malley nor Miss Edwards addressed redistricting during their public remarks Wednesday. Both instead focused on national politics, praising Mr. Obama and criticizing Republicans for obstructing the president and focusing too much on federal cuts.
Miss Edwards declined to comment when asked about the makeup of her new district and news that two Democratic challengers — former Prince George’s State’s Attorney Glenn F. Ivey and Anne Arundel County Council member Jamie Benoit — plan to oppose her.
“I want to represent the 4th District, no matter what it looks like,” she said.