Maryland House primary winner promises ‘even-handed’ crypto regulation

Quick Take

  • Maryland Democrat Glenn Ivey, who calls for “even-handed” crypto regulation, won a congressional primary on Tuesday.

  • Ivey is very likely to win the November election in the heavily Democratic district.

The crypto industry is one step closer to landing a new potential ally in Congress after Maryland Democrat Glenn Ivey won a congressional primary on Tuesday night.

Ivey defeated former Rep. Donna Edwards in a crowded primary in the state’s 4th Congressional District. Ivey was a state attorney for Prince George’s County and previously worked on Capitol Hill. The winner of the primary is likely to win the November general election in the deep-blue district.

Although the primary did not hinge on crypto regulation, Ivey dedicated a piece of his campaign platform to digital asset regulation. He cautioned against over-regulation of crypto, saying “this innovation should not be stifled before it has a chance to mature and add value to the U.S. economy.”


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“I will work closely with industry experts and other leaders to make sure that regulation is thoughtful and even-handed,” Ivey wrote on his campaign website. 

Web3 Forward, a super PAC that supports crypto candidates and is funded by industry executives, reported spending $109,000 to boost Ivey’s primary campaign. He also nabbed a pre-primary endorsement from Rep. Maxine Waters, who chairs the House Committee on Financial Services.

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