Angela Alsobrooks launches bid for Maryland Senate seat
Alsobrooks is the third candidate to throw their hat in the ring to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin.
Maryland Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks officially launched her bid to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin on Tuesday.
Alsobrooks is the third candidate to throw their hat in the ring for the seat, a week after Cardin announced he would not run for reelection and created a wide-open race to succeed him. Montgomery County Council Member Will Jawando and Rep. David Trone have also announced their campaigns.
“There aren’t enough people in the US Senate who live like, think like and look like the people they’re supposed to represent. My Great-Grandma told me, ‘if you don’t like something, go farther and do better.’ I’m proud to say I’m running for the Senate. Let’s go farther together,” Alsobrooks said on Twitter.
If elected, Alsobrooks would only be the third Black woman to serve in the Senate.
“Look, I get it. There aren’t a lot of people like me in the U.S. Senate. People who live like, who think like, and who look like the people they’re supposed to represent,” Alsobrooks said in her campaign video. “I’m running for Senate to be a voice for families like the ones I grew up with here, and who I’ve worked for throughout my life.”