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Polybius

(15,554 posts)
Tue May 14, 2024, 10:00 PM Tuesday

Angela Alsobrooks wins contentious Democratic Senate primary in Maryland

Source: The Hill

Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks (D) has won the Democratic primary for Maryland’s open Senate seat, according to a projection from Decision Desk HQ.

Alsobrooks beat out fellow Democrat Rep. David Trone (Md.) in what had become a tumultuous race. Just days earlier, an Emerson College Polling/The Hill/DC News Now found the two in a dead heat.

She will make history if she wins in November, becoming the first Black woman to represent the Old Line State in the Senate.

Alsobrooks is set to face off against popular former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) in the fall.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/4661359-angela-alsobrooks-wins-contentious-democratic-senate-primary-in-maryland/

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Angela Alsobrooks wins contentious Democratic Senate primary in Maryland (Original Post) Polybius Tuesday OP
Just donated. RandySF Tuesday #1
177,231 votes, 52.6% elleng Tuesday #2
Thought you wrote: Larry Hogan, RIP Traurigkeit Tuesday #5
LOL! elleng Tuesday #6
So the Senate match-up is set with Hogan v. Alsobrooks. This has ramifications outside kelly1mm Tuesday #3
Yes, she'll need help. RandySF Tuesday #7
According to one poll (grain of salt) BaronChocula Tuesday #8
IMO Hogan is the underdog in this race but possibly the only known R in MD that can possibly kelly1mm Tuesday #9
I like anything BaronChocula Tuesday #10
This was one of my major BlueMTexpat Wednesday #13
YES !!!! Traurigkeit Tuesday #4
Give me the bad news first. DFW Tuesday #11
My hopes too! eom BlueMTexpat Wednesday #14
Alsobrooks website... Hermit-The-Prog Wednesday #12
I think Angela is a huge favorite to win in November. honest.abe Wednesday #15
facts Bucky Yesterday #18
Very old poll. The latest one had both Dems leading Hogan. honest.abe Yesterday #20
Well that is welcome news, thanks Bucky Yesterday #21
The Democratic voters of Maryland have spoken and deserve to have the candidate they chose. They did NOT choose Hogan. Ford_Prefect Wednesday #16
The turnout on our side is a good sign for November IronLionZion Wednesday #17
I hope so. By a 20 point margin, Marylanders want Democratic control of the Senate Bucky Yesterday #19

kelly1mm

(4,748 posts)
3. So the Senate match-up is set with Hogan v. Alsobrooks. This has ramifications outside
Tue May 14, 2024, 10:22 PM
Tuesday

of Maryland. First, Hogan has name recognition and is/was reasonably popular in this very Democratic leaning state. He can win here although I think he is still an underdog. What it is going to take to beat him is money for ads to tie Hogan to the national republican party. You can't really tie him to Trump as he has always been a vocal critic of Trump. I can see 100M in ad spending needed to beat Hogan.

Second, Trone, the other main Democrat Senate candidate is the multi-millionaire owner of Total Wine and More and has already spent millions of his own money to get his congressional seat and millions in this primary. He had previously said he would spend whatever he needed to win the Senate seat.

Third, assuming Trone closes his wallet, those 100M are going to need to be spent by the DSCC in Maryland to hold this seat, and that is 100M not available to them for helping in OH, MT and AZ.

Not that Alsobrooks is not a great choice, just a great choice that can't self fund her campaign ......

BaronChocula

(1,655 posts)
8. According to one poll (grain of salt)
Tue May 14, 2024, 11:26 PM
Tuesday

She leads Hogan 48-38% with 14% undecided.
That's according to an Emerson College poll which had Alsobrooks beating out Trone by 1 point.

https://emersoncollegepolling.com/maryland-2024-poll-alsobrooks-42-trone-41/
But I usually poo poo polls.

I hope Alsobrooks can hitch her wagon to Biden's infrastructure bill. If that helps with the FSK Bridge rebuild.

kelly1mm

(4,748 posts)
9. IMO Hogan is the underdog in this race but possibly the only known R in MD that can possibly
Tue May 14, 2024, 11:30 PM
Tuesday

win. It will take DSCC $$$$$$ to make sure MD stays blue. DSCC $$$$$$ that are desperately needed elsewhere.

BaronChocula

(1,655 posts)
10. I like anything
Tue May 14, 2024, 11:33 PM
Tuesday

that suggests Hogan is an underdog. He may not be the worst of the absolute worst goobers, but these days none of them are to be trusted once in office.

BlueMTexpat

(15,377 posts)
13. This was one of my major
Wed May 15, 2024, 02:41 AM
Wednesday

considerations in voting for Trone, who has been a good Congressman and was also endorsed by Hakeem Jeffries!

As a Montanan by birth, I wanted for the DSCC to be able to contribute more to Jon Tester's Senate campaign in MT.

Both MD Senate candidates were good ones. But the ithe idea of not having to spend DSCC $$$ in a generally safe BLUE state like MD was a BIG nfluence on my primary vote. I will vote for Alsobrooks in the GE, of course,

In the end, the state's Dems - including Trone - will be solidly behind Alsobrooks. Yes, Hogan was a saner GOPer than most but that was in good part b/c the MD legislature also kept him in check.

But the use of DSCC $$ for MD could hurt other candidates in more vulnerable races.

DFW

(54,538 posts)
11. Give me the bad news first.
Tue May 14, 2024, 11:46 PM
Tuesday

The bad news is that this race will indeed cost us more than we want to spend on it, and it is vital that we hold it. Like Texas with us in recent years, even if we didn't win the seat, it cost the Republicans a fortune to hold it, and I'm sure that is exactly how the Republicans see this one.

The good news is that this remains an absolutely winnable seat for us. The gender and race of a Senate candidate is not as big a deal in a state like Maryland as it once was. The Republicans will drop their subtle hints in friendly districts, but this race will be won in Baltimore, Annapolis and the Washington suburbs, where racism doesn't play well.

honest.abe

(8,699 posts)
15. I think Angela is a huge favorite to win in November.
Wed May 15, 2024, 02:55 AM
Wednesday

Yes Hogan was popular here as Gov but one of reasons he won back then was the Dem candidate was weak. Angela is a much stronger candidate and will likely win in Nov.

Also this election will heve national implications regarding control of the Senate. Maryland Dem voters will know that and will vote accordingly regardless how they feel about Hogan.

Bucky

(54,110 posts)
18. facts
Thu May 16, 2024, 12:29 AM
Yesterday
https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2024/03/20/senate-poll-hogan-trone-alsobrooks/

She's starting this race 14 points down.

GOP’s Hogan leads both Democrats in Maryland Senate race

Hogan’s surprise entrance into the race last month upended what had been largely seen as a contest between Rep. David Trone (D-Md.) and Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks (D). The Post-UMD poll finds that if the general election were held today, voters say they would support Hogan over Trone, 49 percent to 37 percent; and Hogan over Alsobrooks, 50 percent to 36 percent.

Ford_Prefect

(7,946 posts)
16. The Democratic voters of Maryland have spoken and deserve to have the candidate they chose. They did NOT choose Hogan.
Wed May 15, 2024, 07:18 AM
Wednesday

I live in Montana where Tester is a very strong candidate with genuine Montana roots. He has a very strong track record in the Senate on issues which resonate in Montana, such as healthcare and services to veterans and their families.
Sheehy is a rich GOP carpetbagger, a cowboy wannabe who owns a hobby ranch, and it now appears he's been caught in several significant lies.
While the majority of current voters here are registered Republicans they were also during previous campaigns which Tester won by meaningful margins. Sheehy may have the GOP funding but he's anti-abortion in a state with 75% voter approval of a woman's right to choose and a ballot initiative to support that choice as embodied in the state constitution.

While the money always matters, if it needs to be spent in Maryland there is reason to believe it will be worthwhile.

IronLionZion

(45,688 posts)
17. The turnout on our side is a good sign for November
Wed May 15, 2024, 09:16 AM
Wednesday

she got way more votes than Larry Hogan. He's popular but Maryland is still a blue state. We can win this.

Bucky

(54,110 posts)
19. I hope so. By a 20 point margin, Marylanders want Democratic control of the Senate
Thu May 16, 2024, 12:34 AM
Yesterday

But the current polling gives Hogan a 14 point advantage in actual voter preference. This is a great career move for Hogan, as he will emerge the top anti-Trump Republican in Congress.

The only problem is his winning would ensure pro Trump factions continue their stranglehold on Washington. A vote for Hogan is a vote for national dysfunction

Probably not the legacy he was looking for

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