Old Line, New Battles: Trone and Alsobrooks Maryland primary drives wedge between Democrats with Senate at stake

Deep-blue Maryland has been a stronghold for Democrats in general elections for decades. But with a popular former Republican governor running for an open Senate seat and eight House races, the Old Line State could spring a few surprises this November. In this series, Old Line, New Battles: Maryland feels the primary pinch, the Washington Examiner will look at the key figures and important issues six months until election day. Part Two will focus on the Democratic Senate primary. 

The Democratic primary for an open Senate seat in Maryland is shaping up to be one of the most contentious races of the 2024 cycle, driving a wedge between Democrats as they split on who should replace Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) and maintain their slim majority in the upper chamber. 

The general election is not considered to be particularly competitive and is expected to favor the Democratic
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