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Maryland’s new governor Wes Moore on the power of second chances

January 16, 2023

“Politics is a very humbling business,” said Wes Moore. “When we were first got into this race, I was polling at 1%!” Moore is a bestselling author, former Army captain, and now, as a first time’s-the-charm politician, Maryland’s Democratic governor-elect. He won in a landslide, beating his Republican opponent with more than twice as many votes. “We ended up receiving 89% of the vote in Baltimore,” he said. A vote of confidence from a city that’s struggling with high crime rates, high poverty rates, and high unemployment rates. Sanneh asked, “A lot of smart people have been working on these issues for a long time. What makes you think you can do something that all these smart, talented people haven’t been able to do?”

Article Source: WTOP News

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