Senate – 5/16/23
Hawaii: Gabbard Dispels Senate Poll: The Hawaii News Network is reporting that a Survey Monkey text poll is being conducted in the state pitting former US Congresswoman and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard against Sen. Mazie Hirono (D). Ms. Gabbard was quick to dispel the possibility of her running for the Senate, saying she is not associated with the poll and has “no plans to run for the Senate.” The 2024 Senate election is rated as “Safe” for Sen. Hirono.
Maryland: Olszewski Won’t Run: Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski (D) announced at a news event with Prince Georges County Executive Angela Alsobrooks (D) that he will not become a US Senate candidate next year and is endorsing the latter woman. At this point, Ms. Alsobrooks, US Rep. David Trone (D-Potomac), and Montgomery County Executive Will Jawando are the announced open seat Democratic candidates. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Takoma Park) is saying “it’s a toss-up” as to whether he will enter the Senate contest, but pledges to decide by the end of this month.
Sen. Ben Cardin (D) is not seeking a fourth term and will retire from politics at the end of the current Congress. This means the Democratic primary will decide his successor in a state where Republicans have little chance to win a statewide federal race. The Democratic contest already is becoming highly competitive and will continue for a year. Voters will make their decision in the May 14, 2024, nomination election.
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