Wes Moore, an author endorsed by Oprah Winfrey, won against Republican challenger Dan Cox in Tuesday’s Maryland gubernatorial race.
“Democrat Wes Moore has won the Maryland governor’s race, becoming the state’s first Black chief executive,” the Associated Press announced just after 8:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday. “Moore will succeed term-limited GOP Gov. Larry Hogan.”
Democrat Wes Moore has won the Maryland governor’s race, becoming the state’s first Black chief executive. Moore, a bestselling author, defeated Republican Dan Cox, who was backed by Donald Trump. Moore will succeed term-limited GOP Gov. Larry Hogan. https://t.co/bj23BOZc3p pic.twitter.com/0b0iEcArvh
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 9, 2022
Moore faced off against Cox for outgoing Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s (R) seat in the November 8 midterm election. Cox, an attorney and Maryland state delegate, was an advocate of “low taxes, school choice, and no more lockdowns,” said former President Donald Trump.
Nonetheless, Moore pulled through in the November 8 midterm election against Cox.
The Democrat gubernatorial candidate was seen out and about on Monday — including visiting a senior center in Glen Burnie, Maryland — to make his final arguments for why he deserved to be elected the state’s next governor, ABC 7 reported.
“Despite polls in his favor, he’s running as though he is 10 points behind,” the outlet noted.
President Joe Biden concluded his political rallies for the midterms at a historically black university in Maryland, telling students they were “just as smart” as other colleges in the United States.
Biden’s comment was reminiscent of one of his several racially insensitive comments he has made about black people over the years.
“Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids,” Biden said in 2019 during a speech in Iowa on the campaign trail.
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