Dueling Endorsements

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Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen each picked up a notable endorsement today. Both are reported by the Sun (same article)

Edwards was endorsed by Carol Moseley Braun, the first African-American female senator in U.S. history.

“Following in the footsteps of Senator Mikulski, Maryland deserves a trailblazing fighter with a record of getting results for working families, and that is exactly what they will get in Donna Edwards,” Moseley Braun said in a statement released by the Edwards campaign.

“As the first, and so far the only African-American woman elected to the Senate, I am proud to support Donna’s candidacy, and hope her home state will embrace the extraordinary voice and talent she could bring.”

Van Hollen picked up the support of Robert Reich, Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration.

“Chris understands the connection between widening inequality and the corruption of our democracy, and is leading the fight in Congress on both fronts,” Reich said in a statement released by the campaign.

“Time and again, he’s stood up against Wall Street and the big money special interests to fight for a democracy focused on the public interest.”

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