Jealous Wins Democratic Primary for Governor

Maryland Democrats chose former NAACP president Benjamin Jealous to take on Governor Larry Hogan in this fall’s general election.

Jealous took nearly 40 percent of the vote in a crowded field of Democratic candidates, putting him more than 10 points ahead of the other top contender, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker.

In Maryland’s 6thcongressional district, businessman David Trone won the Democratic nomination with 40 percent of the vote. Trone pumped more than 10 million dollars of his own money into his campaign. He will face Republican Amie Hoeber for the seat being vacated by Rep. John Delaney who is running for president.

There were some stunning upsets in the Maryland General Assembly, with several legislative leaders defeated in their primary races. Senate Finance Chairman Thomas “Mac” Middleton and longtime House Judiciary Committee Chairman Del. Joseph Vallario both lost.