Sen. Carter says progressive grassroots support could help her win Cummings’ seat, despite Mfume’s win

Sen. Jill Carter attributed Kweisi Mfume’s sweeping win in last week’s primary to favor among the Democratic Party establishment. “He won decisively in a primary that was very much geared toward the person with the highest name recognition and attracted the oldest adults in the voting bloc….But I believe that the message that we are bringing and the ‘fight for the people’ that our campaign believes is important and is necessary in the Congress — or else I wouldn’t run.”

State Roundup, February 5, 2020

Kweisi Mfume wins Democratic primary while Kimberly Klacik takes Republican race for chance to finish the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings’ term in Congress; who are the candidates?; it may be confusing but there is still another primary in April, for a full term in Congress; Mfume overwhelmed a large Democratic field; in the meantime, House and Senate Democratic leaders in Annapolis announced a broad legislative package aimed at reducing violent crime; even as Gov. Hogan lambasts mandated spending, he does add to it; lawmakers question redundancy of Hogan’s school accountability plan; House passes bill requiring background checks for private sales of long guns; as Redskins sports betting at new stadium, they vow to hire minority vendor; and President Trump honors Maryland Tuskegee Airman with promotion to brigadier general.