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Speaker’s preferred candidate leading in open-seat Senate race — plus, other Senate results

July 25, 2022

Maryland House Speaker Adrienne Jones (D-Baltimore County) appears to have gotten her man in the Senate race in her legislative district. Jones — along with outgoing Sen. Delores Kelley (D) — had endorsed Del. Ben Brooks (D) for the Senate seat in the 10th District, which Kelley is giving up after 28 years on the job. And Brooks is leading Del. Jay Jalisi — who is often a bur in the side of legislative leaders — and two other candidates as ballots continue to be counted. The 10th District race is one of several competitive Senate primaries — some for open seats, others involving potentially formidable challengers, that were on tap this year and are in the process of being called.

Article Source: Maryland Matters

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