The beleaguered Prince George’s County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks (D) made a splash on Saturday, endorsing Wes Moore for the Democratic nomination for governor. The endorsement comes at a time when Alsobrooks questionable campaign donations especially from developers are casting shadows in the Maryland open general election this fall.
Alsobrooks, once considered a top contender for the governor’s seat herself, called Moore “the leader we need in this moment.”
“I have seen Wes Moore connect with people and bring them together to chart a vision for the future. It is clear Wes Moore has the vision, integrity, and the ability to move our state forward and deliver for families in Prince George’s County and across Maryland,” she said in a statement.
Alsbrooks announced her endorsement at a rally of Moore supporters as the campaign opened a new field office in Upper Marlboro on Saturday afternoon. She was accompanied by the State’s Attorney, Aisha Braveboy who later denied supporting Wes Moore according to JB OConnell on facebook. Alsobrooks was brought to the stage to announce her support in the middle of Moore’s speech at the rally.
“This movement we are building is about bringing together great leaders across the state and working with communities to make Maryland a place where we do not leave people behind. I have long admired County Executive Angela Alsobrooks as a fierce fighter for Prince Georgians, and I am so honored for her support,” Moore said in a statement. “We are going to campaign hard together and I am eager to work with her to support families in Gorgeous Prince George’s and across Maryland now and for years to come.”
However, according to JB OConnell, “Angela endorsed Wes. How big a deal is that? Prince George’s is a very important county but so far the 11 members of the county council at that point endorsed Baker and the reform element in the county endorsed Franchot.
Since Wes really isn’t from Maryland you wouldn’t expect him to understand this but every time County Executive Angela Alsobrooks gets on the opposite side of an issue with County council member Edward P. Burroughs, III She gets destroyed.
One sign of Ed and she crumbles up like a paper beer cup left out in the rain all night. At least we hope that’s beer in it. She openly backed a candidate against Shayla Adams Stafford. With Angela on the other side Shayla won two to one. Angela raised money. Angela cut ads. Angela did a mailer. Outspent Shayla Adams Stafford by a huge margin. And lost 2 to 1. She put her own personal credibility on the line and she lost 2 to 1. But wait it gets worse.
Recently Peter Franchot picked Monique Anderson Walker and Burroughs ran for County Council . Angela Alsobrooks supported Ed’s opponent. Angela got a woodshed style whooping and Edward won with 94% of the vote.
Frankly if Peter got Edward and Wes got Angela then Wes looses,” wrote JB OConnell on facebook.
Alsobrooks becomes is the second sitting county executive to make a formal endorsement in the Democratic primary. Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman also endorsed Moore. So far his campaign has raised more money than all the other candidates in the Maryland governors race.
The endorsement is a hit to the campaign of former Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, Alsobrooks’ immediate predecessor, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor for a second time. “Baker is crying wolf wolf, forgetting what he did in Prince George’s county as a county executive before retiring. The bribery and financial embezzlement he oversaw needs to be investigated since he is a corrupt politician with ties to CEO Monica Goldson and developers. An FBI investigation is warranted to sort out the facts involving these crooks,” said Tom Davis.
“It is clear both county Executives in Prince George’s county including Angela are benefitting from the developers in major violation of laws. There is no honor among thieves,” Michael Mathew said.
Baker’s campaign issued a 349-word statement about the endorsement on Saturday evening, saying the candidate was “extremely disappointed” with Alsobrooks’ decision.
“Because of my deep belief in her, I’ve been happy to provide counsel and advice to her over the years. In the face of competitive races for State’s Attorney and County Executive, I enthusiastically endorsed her,” Baker said. “That’s why I’m extremely disappointed in her decision to support one of our opponents at such a precarious time.”
The former county executive touted his own successes during his tenure leading the county and noted that he has been endorsed by nine of the 11 members of the Prince George’s County Council.
“The great County, where I’ve raised my family and built my life, deserves a leadership team that knows how to practically get things done — not just talk in theoretical ‘hows,’” Baker said. “My running mate, [Montgomery County] Councilmember Nancy Navarro, and I are uniquely prepared to meet this critical moment with a vision that moves our state forward. With a track record of executive experience and proven results, we’re building a true grassroots campaign because we understand the importance of people over politics.”
However, reviewing Baker’s record in the county, his statement is not based on honesty based on clear observations and criminal enterprise Baker led during his tenure. Baker, destroyed the PGCPS BOE and tossed the Candidates that the Voters stood in line to elect. Baker went to Annapolis to place who he wanted on the Board by advancing HB1107 law which changed governance of the Prince George’s county school system. He had his chance! There were many times when he was RUDE and refused to address the Reporters. A lot of people saw him on live TV. He also wanted to increase Taxes on Homeowners for his personal gain. That did not go through well, thanks to the county Council. He was out to get a name for himself in order to run for governorship. Maryland Voters who do not live in Prince George’s county, guard your one (1) Vote! Do your homework before Election Day. Do not Recycle anyone who is not for your success!
The other candidates vying for the Democratic nomination on June 28 are: Jon Baron, Peter Franchot, Doug Gansler, Ashwani Jain, John King, Laura Neuman, Tom Perez and Jerome Segal.
Meanwhile, Prince George’s County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks (D) face complaint about campaign donations. Angela D. Alsobrooks (D) is facing a complaint that she violated campaign laws and took donations from people doing business with the county.