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Maryland Dems Pick Angela Alsobrooks To Face-Off With Larry Hogan In Senate Race

Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks won Tuesday’s Democratic Senate primary to vacate the seat of Maryland Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin, leading former Republican Gov.・The Associated Press predicted that preparations were in place for a strong showdown with Hogan in the general election.

Mr. Albrooks received 52.6% of the Democratic primary vote to Rep. David Trone’s 43.4%. according to Associated Press estimates as of press time.Tron was there take the lead Allbrook has been in the polls for most of the election cycle, and polls generally show him favoring Hogan over the county executive. (Related article: Democratic candidate who uttered racial slur in Congress cancels campaign ad after being bullied for ‘racism’)

Two polls released just days before the primary showed Mr. Alsobrooks leading Mr. Tron, narrowing his lead over the congressman to just 2.4 percentage points, according to the FiveThirtyEight average. A Concord Public Opinion Partners investigation A paper released Monday found that Emerson College won the head-to-head matchup, with the county executive leading by five points. poll The announcement Thursday showed her with a two-point lead in a crowded field.

tron Income and expenses far exceed albrooks During the Democratic primary, Total Wine’s owner funnel-shaped More than $61 million in private money was spent on the campaign, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) data.

File photo: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan speaks at the “Politics and Eggs” forum at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, United States, October 6, 2022. (Reuters/Brian Snyder/File Photo)

The Democratic primary was a fierce contest over identity politics, as Alsobrooks is a black woman and Trone came under fire for a racial slur that was apparently accidentally uttered during a congressional hearing. Tron’s campaign also removed some of her ads after receiving backlash from the Black Women’s Coalition, which said they were “resonating.”[d] Misogynistic and racist undertones. ”

albrooks racked It has garnered a variety of high-profile endorsements from Maryland Democrats, including Gov. Wes Moore, Lt. Gov. Aluna Miller, Sen. Chris Van Hollen, Rep. Steny Hoyer, and Rep. Jamie Raskin.tron collected He has the support of more than 60 Democratic House colleagues, including California Rep. Adam Schiff and Texas Rep. Colin Allred, who are also running for the Senate.

Mr. Hogan entered the race for the Republican nomination on Tuesday, receiving a 62.3% approval rating among a crowded field of Republican candidates. according to Associated Press estimates as of press time. The former governor entered the race in early February after spending a year speculating about what to do next in his political career, which included running for president.

The announcement returns Senate seats in blue states to Republicans’ 2024 map, giving them the majority of seats. vote as it suggests Hogan will win over both Tron and Alsobrooks. However, Emerson College’s latest poll found Tron led Hogan by 11 points and Alsobrooks by 10 points.

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