I have been ranting about the Democratic slates and their impact on Maryland elections for some time now. The bottom line is, I have yet to hear of a lower ballot candidate (state delegate, county council member, etc.) who beat a person endorsed by an incumbent slate in a Democratic primary. But hey, I have only lived in Maryland since 2009, so the fact that I haven’t heard of such a slate buster does not prove that he/she does not exist.
Thus, the search for slate busters is on! Please let me know if you know of a Maryland candidate who meets the following criteria:
- Was a candidate in lower ballot race (delegate, county council member, etc.) in a Democratic primary election
- Won the Democratic primary
- Was NOT endorsed by the incumbent Democratic slate and was NOT included on the slate’s “sample ballot” advertisement
- Had an opponent who was endorsed by the incumbent Democratic slate and included on the slate’s “sample ballot” advertisement
If you know of such a candidate, please email me at tommi at realelectionsmd.com with details.