MoveOn Backs Alsobrooks, The Start Of A Likely Expensive Race For Funding

The Maryland Senate race is already the third most expensive Senate race in the country — and it’s about to get more expensive., a political action committee that supports progressive candidates, announced Wednesday that it will endorse Angela Alsobrooks, the Democratic nominee for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat.

Analysts said the interest from national groups reflects the fact that Maryland’s Senate race, once safe for Democrats, has been scrambled by the GOP nomination of former Gov. Larry Hogan, a two-term governor who was highly popular when he left office.

MoveOn conceded that in its announcement.

“We need to elect Alsobrooks to the Senate to keep the Supreme Court from going further to the far-right, to protect our freedoms and our democracy, and to stop a national abortion ban,” Britt Jacovich, a MoveOn spokesperson, said in a press release announcing the endorsement.

That was echoed by Alsobrooks.