Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks has crisscrossed the state in her discussion of issues that she has heard from Marylanders during her campaign so far for United States Senate.
She started with health care access on the Eastern Shore, moved to housing affordability in Western Maryland and educational funding in Frederick before providing a point of summation: “Economic opportunity is threaded throughout the state.”
Like a governor, a U.S. senator needs to “account for the diversity of opinion and experiences here in Maryland,” said Carin Robinson, associate professor of political science at Hood College in Frederick. Robinson said that Gov. Wes Moore’s endorsement of Alsobrooks could be a help in the party’s May 14 primary. Current member of Congress, U.S. Rep. David Trone, D-6th, and business executive Juan Dominguez are also in the six-candidate field.
Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, a candidate for U.S. Senate, speaks during a forum held by Eastern Shore Democrats in Cambridge, Maryland on Nov. 3, 2023. Alsobrooks won the straw poll that followed the forum.
Speaking during an interview from the same Democratic campaign headquarters in Largo that aided her reelection to county executive last November and boosted the history-making elections of Moore, Maryland Attorney General Anthony Brown and Comptroller Brooke Lierman, Alsobrooks commented on something that has provided her some comfort in her first statewide contest.