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Delaney Emphasizes His Immigrant Heritage

John Pemble
Former Maryland Congressman John Delaney hopes to beome the Democratic presidential nominee.

River to River's "Home State View" series helps us understand how the presidential candidates are viewed as leaders in the states they call home. Host Ben Kieffer interviews journalists who have spent years covering the candidates. We get the little-known details about each hopeful's history. Click the "play" button to listen.

Kieffer talks with Dominique Maria Bonessi, who covers Maryland for WAMU Public Radio in Washington D.C., to learn more about  former Congressman John Delaney's political career in the state. Bonessi talks about how he is most well-known for his career before politics, in which he founded Healthcare Financial Partners, a company that lent money to small hospitals and healthcare providers.  She also talks about Delaney's efforts to limit gerrymandering, how his senior staffers are advising him to drop out of the race and how his grandfather's story has impacted his views on immigration.