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Alsobrooks Following Democratic Playbook of Selling Out to Out-of-State Interests
Martin O’Malley did it. Ben Jealous did it. Wes Moore did it. And now Angela Alsobrooks is doing it in her Senate campaign.
Martin O’Malley did it. Ben Jealous did it. Wes Moore did it. And now Angela Alsobrooks is doing it in her Senate campaign:
Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks (D) is headed to Martha’s Vineyard next month for a fundraiser for her U.S. Senate campaign — and it has a long list of prominent sponsors.
It won’t be the first time Alsobrooks has headed to Massachusetts to shake the tin cup: Just last week she had an event in Boston co-hosted by a former U.S. senator and a former congressman….
….On Aug. 23, Alsobrooks is scheduled to travel to Denver for a fundraising lunch hosted by Electing Women Denver, a group dedicated to electing women as governors and U.S. senators. If elected, Alsobrooks would be just the third Black woman to serve in the Senate in U.S. history, though other Black women are also running for Senate in 2024.
Oh, and if you think that Alsobrooks going to Massachusetts and Colorado to raise money is bad enough, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
According to the campaign memo, fundraising events for Alsobrooks are also being planned in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Raleigh, N.C. and Austin, Texas. And she’s not neglecting the home front: She has several fundraisers scheduled for Maryland in the upcoming weeks, including her popular annual family picnic, at the Newton White Mansion in Mitchellville, in late September.
This is becoming the traditional Democratic playbook for candidates running statewide in Maryland. Moore and other Democrats running for Governor relied heavily on out-of-state money in the 2022 gubernatorial primary. Ben Jealous raised over 80% of his primary election campaign funds from California back in 2018. This is a tried and true playbook for Maryland Democrats who are much more interested in serving Democratic special interest groups and high-roller donors than they are the people of Maryland.
What’s extra damning about Alsobrooks following this playbook, however, is that she is already in office. Alsobrooks remains the Prince George’s County Executive. It’s hard to imagine that she is capably fulfilling her duties as County Executive as she travels back and forth across the country in search of support so she can get promoted to a bigger job and leave the people of PG County behind.
The third quarter FEC reports will tell us more about the percentage of money Alsobrooks raises from Maryland vis-a-vis the rest of the country. But it is a cause for concern that Alsobrooks is more interested in raising money from prominent national Democrats than she is in doing the job she already has…