Trone’s Cancer Revelation Jolts Political World (Maryland Matters)

Political analyst Stephen J. Farnsworth, a professor at the University of Mary Washington, said incumbency matters.

“Prompt disclosure is a requirement for someone already in office,” he said. “For a candidate, it’s more of a gray area.”

“A person dealing with a health crisis might take a little time to process the news, tell the family, get treatment and see how the treatment is working.”

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