Story by Liz Anderson
WASHINGTON — A D.C. activist has moved to Maryland because he has had enough of lawmakers from outside the District trying to stifle the will of D.C. residents.
He aims to use the ballot box to unseat a congressman.
This November, Adam Eidinger wants voters to oust Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD), the incumbent of Maryland’s First Congressional District.
Eidinger recently moved to Salisbury, Maryland, where he has an apartment and his voting residence; he still maintains a home in D.C.
Eidinger, like many D.C. residents, eventually wants full rights and representation for the District. That includes freedom from outside legislators having a hand in local regulations — namely the District’s say on cannabis and its inability to make laws to reduce penalties associated with its possession, use or distribution.
“The only reason I’m moving to the eastern shore of Maryland is Andy Harris. It’s political,” Eidinger said.