Brooks Announces

Maggie Brooks has officially announced her candidacy for Congress. Rachel Barnhart has the story at 13-WHAM, and here’s the D&C coverage, from Joe Spector, where Brooks says:

Brooks refused to criticize Slaughter, the liberal Democrat, saying “I’m not running against someone or something; I’m running for something.”

And she added, “This is about me. This is about what I have to offer.”

This is standard announcement fare that can’t be taken too seriously. As a challenger, Brooks is implicitly arguing that the current seat holder isn’t doing a good job. The question is when and how she’ll make that explicit.