Recap: Tonight’s Democratic Gubernatorial Debate


David Lublin has serious coverage while FishbowlDC has snark.

WaPo has the complete transcript.

One issue that came up, showing the three are focused on the everyday issues facing all Marylanders:

The three candidates agreed the name of the region’s professional football team is offensive, Brown said he finds “Redskins” offensive. Gansler, while a lifelong Redskins fan, called it a slur. Mizeur opposed the name, then changed the subject to making the minimum wage a living wage.

Not all of the Democratic candidates were allowed to participate:

The organizers left out the three other Democrats on the ballot.

One of those candidates, Ralph Jaffe, called the decision by organizers leaving him out of the debate “arrogant.”

In an email to WBAL, Jaffe blamed University of Maryland President Wallace Loh for keeping him out of the debate and says Loh should resign.

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