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Dan Cox cancels Rockville press conference before Biden visit

Posted at 9:46 AM, Aug 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-25 14:39:54-04

BALTIMORE — President Joe Biden will make the quick trip from D.C. to Rockville Thursday afternoon.

He along with First Lady Jill Biden are scheduled to attend a Democratic National Committee event at Richard Montgomery High School.

Others expected to appear include Maryland Gubernatorial candidate Wes Moore, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, and Congressmen Steny Hoyer and Jamie Raskin.

Dan Cox, Moore's Republican opponent in the upcoming General Election, was planning to hold a press conference outside the nearby Montgomery County Circuit Courthouse beforehand at 4pm, but later canceled.

Initially the Cox campaign mistakenly issued a release indicating that they would be holding a dueling 'Freedom Rally' at the same time and location of Biden's visit.

Then they switched gears, saying that wasn't the case, and that any type of rally taking place at the DNC event is non-affiliated with the Cox campaign.

The DNC event will highlight the choice voters have in the midterms, and the stark policy differences of candidates representing each party.

Cox meanwhile has criticized Moore for supporting the Biden administration's stance on COVID-19 vaccines and student loan forgiveness.

"The people of Maryland want their freedom back. We want our state back," Cox said in a statement, in place of remarks planned for the press conference. "I will work hard and will implement the constitutional and pro-freedom policies that Marylanders want and deserve.”