By Richard Elliott
BMORENews.com Contributing Writer
(UPPER MARLBORO, MD – October 25, 2023) – Days after Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando (D-At-Large) dropped out of the U.S. Senate race, he announced he is supporting Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks (D) for the seat. Maryland Governor Wes Moore (D), Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller (D), Howard County Executive Calvin Ball (D), and Jawando all endorsed Alsobrooks on Oct. 23.
Alsobrooks was a strong and early supporter of the Moore/Miller ticket during their gubernatorial campaign. While no polls have yet been conducted, these new endorsements and the narrowing of the race will benefit her campaign and further propel her fundraising into the new year.
“When you look at what’s happening in the world broadly and the state directly, when you look at the fact that it’s never been more clear that American leadership is needed in the world and Maryland’s leadership is needed in this country, we want to have the right kind of partner inside of Washington who’s going to deliver for people in our state,” Moore said in an interview on Monday.
Jawando’s departure from the race leaves Alsobrooks and Congressman David Trone (D) as the leading candidates to replace retiring Senator Ben Cardin (D).
“After a lot of thought and prayer and late nights with my wife Michele, I’ve decided that it’s time to take a step back from the race. Not because we believe any less in the cause that started it,” said Jawando. “The fights we talked about in this campaign are and always will be the fights of my life. But after thinking long and hard about this race in particular, I frankly no longer see a path to victory,” he said in a press release.
Trone has been endorsed by dozens of members of Congress along with several Maryland legislators.