Insurgents are triumphant in many Democratic primary races. Progressive Ben Jealous, former head of the NAACP, decisively defeated moderate Rushern Baker of Prince George’s County for the Democratic nomination to face off against incumbent GOP Governor Larry Hogan in the fall. Jealous promised his supporters victory.
The drubbing of the Democratic establishment was not only at the top of the ticket: In the legislature, powerful committee chairmen were ousted, and at least one more seems headed to defeat. Republican voters seemed to send a more moderate message, We’ll analyze what the voters are saying with political commentator Barry Rascovar and WYPR Baltimore County reporter John Lee.