Sheila Ruth, a progressive Catonsville activist and a former candidate for Baltimore County Council, learned a few days ago that a question she submitted to CNN for a town hall event with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had been chosen to be asked on-air.
And then, a few minutes before the event went live from Washington, D.C., on Monday, Feb. 25, Ruth learned she would get to ask the presidential candidate his very first audience question of the night.
“Before I stood up there, I was nervous,” Ruth said. “Once I got up there, I was just focused on asking the question.”
At least three questions went to Marylanders — including the first two of...