Maryland has a glass ceiling. Democrats won’t break it this year.

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June 21, 2022

Maryland has a glass ceiling. Democrats won’t break it this year.

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Maryland Democrats have a large and talented field chasing the top political job in 2022, jockeying to win the governor's mansion back from Republicans. (Erin Cox/TWP)

No women are at the top of the ticket in the crowded Democratic primary race for governor, but seven have been picked as running mates.

In a deeply blue state where leaders pride themselves on promoting diversity, the Democratic ballot for governor of Maryland is entirely male.

No women are running at the top of the ticket in a state with no women in Congress and none elected to statewide office.

And yet in the upcoming primary, Democrats have an unprecedented seven women — all women of color — jockeying behind men for lieutenant governor, the No. 2 position.

Click here to read the full article published by The Washington Post on 19 June 2022.

Author: 
Ovetta Wiggins and Erin Cox 
Publisher: 
The Washington Post
Publication year: 
2022
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