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Maryland, Nebraska and West Virginia Hold Primaries

HeadlineMay 15, 2024

Primaries were held Tuesday in Maryland, Nebraska and West Virginia. In Maryland, Angela Alsobrooks won the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in her bid to become the first Black senator from Maryland. She defeated three-term Democratic Congressmember David Trone. He spent 10 times as much money — over $60 million of his personal fortune — on the race to replace Ben Cardin, who is retiring. Former Maryland Governor Larry Hogan won the Republican primary. In another closely watched Maryland race, state Senator Sarah Elfreth won a crowded Democratic House primary to fill the seat of John Sarbanes, who is also retiring. A super PAC funded by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee spent $4 million to help her campaign.

In West Virginia, Republican Governor Jim Justice and Democrat Glenn Elliott won their respective Senate primaries Tuesday, setting up a face-off in November to fill the seat of Democrat Joe Manchin.

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