Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Anthony Brown May Become Maryland's First African American Governor

CBS Baltimore reports:

The results are in! Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Larry Hogan will go head-to-head in the race for governor in November.

Mary Bubala reports from Brown’s campaign headquarters in College Park, where Brown thanked supporters.

The 52-year-old Democratic nominee says he is ready to lead the state of Maryland.

“Each of us is part of something bigger. Each of us is part of that mission, each of us is part of that purpose, each of us is part of that goal to build a better Maryland for Marylanders,” Brown told supporters in his victory speech.

The victory marked a major step forward toward Brown becoming Maryland’s first black governor in a state where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by a 2-to-1 margin. Brown also would be the state’s first lieutenant governor to win the governorship.

“I just feel so thankful to God that he’s allowed me to be able to help the first African American become president and now the first African American to become governor of the state of Maryland–in my state,” said Congressman Elijah Cummings.
Congratulations, Anthony Brown! Your nomination is a true symbol of progress in Maryland and America.

I hope that you are elected Governor. However, your election must be more than a symbol. You must harness your power to bring about tangible progress in the urban communities of Baltimore and Prince George's County. Symbols are good, but quantifiable results are better. Otherwise, your election will be a personal victory, instead of a victory for the African American community.

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