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Alsobrooks projected winner in Democratic Senate race, to face Hogan in November

Angela Alsobrooks Victory Party Speech
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Posted at 9:59 PM, May 14, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-15 11:33:20-04

Less than 2 hours after the polls closed in Maryland, DDHQ had announced that Prince George's County Executive Angela Alsobrooks was projected to be the Democratic nominee for Senate.

The call came at 9:40 p.m. on election night as she pulled ahead of her main opponent, Representative David Trone.

Trone had spent at least $54 million of his own money on his campaign in the race, making him the top-funded Senate candidate nationwide.

As of 11:09 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Angela Alsobrooks was ahead of Trone by more than 50,000 votes, with an estimated 73% of the vote counted.

She addressed supporters late Tuesday night after several endorsers got the crowd pumped up, turning her focus to the November.

Crowd at Angela Alsobrooks victory party

"The fight ahead will not be easy," said Alsbrooks. "A lot of people look at our state and say, 'oh, it's Maryland, it's a blue state, we can worry about another race someplace else. Yes, Maryland has been a blue state, but it will only stay a blue state if we put in the work."

She'll face former Governor Larry Hogan in November, a popular two-term Republican Governor in the blue state.

Hogan posted on social media after the Democratic race was called.

"I want to congratulate County Executive Alsobrooks on her nomination," he wrote. "I know Angela well, and I value our respectful relationship. I look forward to a real debate on what this campaign is about: who can actually help fix the mess in Washington."

Alsobrooks went a little harder on her General Election opponent.

"Larry Hogan, his BFF Mitch McConnell, and Donald Trump's Republican Party want to flip this seat," she told supporters. "And let's be very clear about who Larry Hogan is. In one of his first acts as Governor, he canceled the critical Baltimore Red Line project, sending back $900 million to the federal government instead of investing in a transit project that would have provided a foundational opportunity for our communities. In one of his last acts as Governor, he vetoed legislation to expand abortion access."

Angela Alsobrooks addresses supporters

Wednesday morning, Hogan criticized his successor, Governor Wes Moore, for a statement at the celebration last night.

The General Election will be on Tuesday, November 5, 2024.