Kimberly Klacik wins Republican primary in Maryland’s 2nd congressional district

Political commentator, radio talk show host, and former congressional candidate Kimberly Klacik won the Republican primary in Maryland’s 2nd congressional district on Tuesday night.

Klacik’s victory is her second political primary win. She previously won the Republican primary for Maryland’s 7th congressional district in 2020. She would go on to lose to Rep. Kweisi Mfume (D-MD) in the general election. 

Klacik rose to fame after former President Donald Trump took notice of her campaign video from 2020 in which she was shown walking through the rundown neighborhoods of Baltimore County to highlight what Klacik believed were the repeated failures of Democrat politicians who did nothing to help improve the areas. 

“Do you care about black lives?” Klacik asked in the opening of her now-famous political ad from 2020. “The people that run Baltimore don’t. I can prove it. Walk with me. They don’t want you to see this.”

“This is Baltimore, the real Baltimore,” Klacik said. This is the reality for black people every single day: crumbling infrastructure, abandoned homes, poverty, and crime.”

“Baltimore has been run by the Democrat party for 53 years,” Klacik stated. “What is the result of their decades of leadership? Baltimore is one of the top five most dangerous cities in America.”

Klacik touted the commercial as the “most watched campaign ad in U.S. history,” during a recent panel discussion

Klacik will face Democrat Johnny Olszewski Jr. in the general election in November. Olszewski is the current county executive of Baltimore County. He is the son of lobbyist and longtime former Baltimore County Council member John Olszewski.

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