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Ahead of Maryland's May 14 primary, Jessica previews the battle for the Democratic nomination, where Rep. David Trone currently leads Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks in the polls. Jessica discusses our current CPR Race Rating for the general election and the hurdles former Gov. Larry Hogan faces running in a very blue state.


Jessica Taylor: [00:00:00] Hi, I'm Jessica Taylor. I'm the Senate and Governor's editor here at the Cook Political Report, and this week we're taking a look at the Maryland Senate race. Now, there are a few things in politics that completely floor me, but back in February, when former Republican Governor Larry Hogan filed for Senate at the very last minute, um, right before the noon deadline, it.

Legitimately floored me. Um, this is a very democratic state. Uh, Biden won it by 33 points last time, one of his best states in the country. And we have seen before that. You know, popular

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