Alsobrooks to Face Hogan in Maryland Senate Showdown

Alsobrooks to Face Hogan in Maryland Senate Showdown

In a notable Democratic primary for Maryland's U.S. Senate seat, Prince George's County Executive Angela Alsobrooks emerged victorious over Rep. David Trone, who set a record for self-funding a Senate campaign with a $61.77 million loan to his own campaign. Alsobrooks, who received significant backing from Maryland's Democratic establishment, including endorsements from Gov. Wes Moore and the majority of the state's congressional delegation, will now advance to the general election.

Alsobrooks, if successful in the general election, would be the first Black woman to represent Maryland in the Senate and only the third Black woman ever elected to the Senate. She will face Republican nominee and former Governor Larry Hogan, who won his primary with ease and is seen as a strong contender in the race.

The general election is expected to be competitive, with implications for control of the Senate. Alsobrooks' campaign was supported by a strong network of endorsements and a platform advocating for abortion rights, which contrasted with Trone's significant personal financial contributions to his campaign. Despite the disparity in funding, Alsobrooks managed to outspend Trone in advertising, reflecting a robust grassroots support base. The election will be a key factor in determining whether Democrats can maintain their current Senate majority.


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