NewsAngela Alsobrooks Secures Maryland's Democratic Nomination

Angela Alsobrooks Secures Maryland’s Democratic Nomination

Alsobrooks’ win puts her one step closer to becoming the state’s first Black senator.

Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks was elected the Democratic Party’s nominee for the U.S. Senate. 

The 52-year-old Maryland legislator will take on former Gov. Larry Hogan, a lawmaker known as critical of Donald Trump, who won the Republican nomination. Alsobrooks’ win puts her one step closer to becoming the state’s first Black senator and taking a seat in a chamber where only three Black women have served. “Stories like mine don’t generally make it to the United States Senate,” Alsobrooks said to her supporters after winning, according to Politico. 

The GOP has struggled with securing a Senate seat in Maryland, but Hogan’s campaign could affect Democrats’ attempt to maintain control of the Senate. However, both sides acknowledged the importance of the race and know they have some challenges ahead. “The fight ahead will not be easy,” Alsobrooks said. 

“Maryland has been a blue state, but it will only stay a blue state if we put in the work. Because Larry Hogan, his BFF Mitch McConnell, and Donald Trump’s Republican Party want to flip this seat.”

Alsobrooks is no stranger to politics. While currently serving her second term as county executive, she previously served as state’s attorney in PG County — the second-largest county by population in the state. She has secured support from most of the state’s Democratic cabinet, including Gov. Wes Moore. Moore was present during Alsobrooks’ victory party and made remarks about her historic feat.

“Making history is not the assignment,” Moore said. “Making history is not what is asked. Meeting the moment is what’s asked.”

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Source: Black Enterprise

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