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Top Democrat Senate Recruit in Free-fall After Being Caught Using Racist Slur

Ted Eytan from Washington, DC, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

A top Democrat recruit for United States Senate has fallen behind his Republican opponent and is backing out of a Democrat debate after he used a racist slur in a congressional hearing.

A planned April 23 debate between two Maryland Democrat candidates, Congressman David Trone and Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, was canceled after Trone “refused to commit” in the wake of the incident.

During a March 21 House Budget Committee hearing, Trone asked  about tax policy with Shalanda Young, who is both White House Director of the Office of Budget and Management, and black, “So this Republican j-gaboo that, it’s the tax rate that’s stopping business investment, it’s just completely faulty by people who have never run a business.”

Trone says he meant to say “bugaboo,” but instead used a racial slur for black people when speaking to the black official.

The incident could derail Trone, who is leading Alsobrooks in polls ahead of the May 21 primary to see who will succeed retiring three-term Democrat Senator Ben Cardin as the Democrat nominee.  Not only is Trone white and Alsobrooks black, in a state whose Democrat primary sees large black turnout.

Trone, a millionaire businessman, has flooded TV with ads featuring black women supporting him. 

Trone is still considered the favorite to win the Democrat nomination in the heavily Democrat state.

But Trone’s expected easy win to claim the seat in November was upended when popular Republican former governor Larry Hogan jumped into the race.

Hogan leads Trone by an average of 4.4% in polls of a hypothetical November matchup.

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  1. Blacks always wearing their racist antennae and jump on any comment to keep racism alive. They can’t exist without it. How sad for our country and for those who buy into their hypocrisy.


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