Posted on May 2, 2024

Maryland Dem Scrubs Primary Ad After Backlash From Black Women

Stephen Neukam, Axios, May 2, 2024

Rep. David Trone (D-Md.) has cut the use of the phrase “training wheels” from an attack ad {snip}

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  • Trone, a congressman, is running against Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, a Black woman {snip}
  • In a Trone ad featuring Black state and local officials that began airing last week, a local lawmaker who has endorsed Trone argued that the “U.S. Senate is not a place for training wheels.”
  • The comment prompted a letter from over 650 Black women, including former Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile, who said the comments were “not only disparaging and dismissive but also echoes tones of misogyny and racism.”

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