ESSEX, Md. - After months of speculation, Senator Nancy Jacobs says she will run for congress in the second district, against incumbent Dutch Ruppersberger.
Jacobs, who stepped down as the Senate Minority Leader to consider running for higher office, says she's spent the past few months meeting with voters and business owners to make a decision.
In the end, Jacobs says she decided she had to take action.
"Those of you who know me know I can't sit down, and be quiet, and let things happen to good people."
"I can't do that, that's not what I was sent there for. And that's not why I believe you all want me to go to Washington."
Jacobs has served in the House of Delegates, and in the Maryland Senate, as Senate Minority Leader.