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Former USCP officer Harry Dunn announces run for Congress in Maryland


Former Washington Metropolitan Police Department officer Michael Fanone and U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Harry Dunn listen as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds its final meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Former Washington Metropolitan Police Department officer Michael Fanone and U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Harry Dunn listen as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds its final meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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A day before the third anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack, former U.S. Capitol Police officer Harry Dunn on Friday announced his campaign for an open U.S. House seat in Maryland.

Dunn, who testified before the House select committee investigating the Capitol attack, announced he’s running for Maryland’s third Congressional District.

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The seat is being vacated by retiring Rep. John Sarbanes. The district encompasses all of Howard County and parts of Anne Arundel County and Carroll County.

"On January 6th, I defended our democracy from insurrectionists as a Capitol Police Officer. After, President Biden honored me with the Presidential Citizens Medal. Today, I’m running for Congress to stop Trump's MAGA extremists & ensure it never happens again," Dunn wrote on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.

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Dunn also received the Presidential Citizens Medal from President Joe Biden for his role in protecting the U.S. Capitol. During the July 27 House select committee hearing, Dunn said one group of rioters, perhaps 20 people, screamed the n-word at him as he was trying to keep them from breaching the House chamber.

If Dunn wins, he would be the second USCP officer elected to Congress.

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