Donna Edwards

The Sun shares blame for black candidates' losses

The Sun shares blame for black candidates' losses

Regarding your recent piece, “Why can't a black candidate win statewide office in so-called progressive Maryland?” (Dec. 24): The Sun needs to look in the mirror. Are you in denial about endorsing Ben Cardin over Kweisi Mfume and Chris Van Hollen over Donna Edwards in the most recent competitive Democratic primaries for Senate?

In neither case was any weight given to the historic significance of race. If elected, Donna Edwards, a black single mom who had spent time on welfare, would have become the first black female senator in U.S....

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