With Raskin not in Md. Senate race, Trone releases 40 endorsements.

Maryland Rep. David Trone has released 40 endorsements for his 2024 Senate bid after learning that his colleague, Rep. Jamie Raskin, will not run for the Senate. Trone’s blessings come from the state, including local elected officials, community leaders, and business owners.


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Trone announced his candidacy in May and is considered a leading contender for the Democratic nomination to replace retiring Sen. Ben Cardin. With Raskin out of the race, Trone’s path to the nomination may be easier, but he still faces competition from other Democrats.

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Trone’s endorsements include Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, and Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. Other approvals from local mayors, city council members, and state legislators.

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Trone, a wealthy businessman who self-funded his 2018 congressional campaign, has been raising money for his Senate bid and has already spent over $1 million on the race. He has also been traveling the state, meeting voters and attending events.

The Maryland Senate race is expected to be one of the most closely watched and expensive contests of the 2024 election cycle. The state has not elected a Republican senator since 1980, and Democrats are favored to retain the seat.

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