There has been a new record number of Black candidates from the major parties who are running for high offices. It came to light last night that the number of Black candidates forming the party in the midterm election is the highest.
Although there has been no idea regarding the election and we don’t want to jump to the conclusion regarding the victory of any specific party, we see something different for black people. It would be too soon to determine which party will hold the triumph but the House of senate sees some unusual activities.
Meanwhile, many people and states are already celebrating the victory of the black candidates. They are excited to see the historic win of the black people in the high official society in jobs like the governor to secretary of state.
“There’s an electorate, Black people are the center of it, who are understanding our political power,” said DaMareo Cooper, a co-executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy, a progressive advocacy group. “People are thinking about how their voice, and people who come from our community, should be the representatives and deciders for the type of society we want to develop that’s inclusive for everybody.”
In Maryland, the midterm elections brought some historic changes. Earlier, we saw Democrat Wes Moore beat Republican Dan Cox to become Maryland’s first Black governor. Not only this, he is the only third black governor in the country.
Along with this, he was the first Black attorney general, who defeated far-right Republican Michael Peroutka.
“It is not lost on me that I’ve made some history here tonight, too. But I also know I’m not the first one to try,” Moore tweeted late Tuesday. “This is just more proof that progress is possible in Maryland. And I am humbled to be a part of this legacy.”
The people of the city are already excited. One person wrote, “Congratulations to Wes Moore, Maryland’s first black governor. Dan Cox’s opponent was so loathsome that the sitting Republican governor, Larry Hogan, urged voters to not support him, and he has warmly congratulated Moore.”
The governor Larry Horgan said while congratulating him for the victory. “A short while ago, I spoke to Wes Moore and congratulated him on being elected as Maryland’s next governor. There is no higher calling than public service and no greater honor than to serve the people of this great state,” said Larry.
Wes Moore, the governor of Maryland himself said, “The journey of this campaign is one that many saw as improbable. But Maryland, you believed. You put in the work. And thanks to you, I am humbled to be Maryland’s next governor. What we built together is not just a moment—it is a movement. It is Maryland’s time to lead.”
He promised by saying, “We will build a world-class education system, starting with Pre-K for every child in need. And we will invest in apprenticeship and trade programs so that in our Maryland, every young person has a pathway to long-term economic success.”
He added, “We will protect abortion rights and access and empower women to make decisions about their reproductive health. The decision to get an abortion is difficult, but in our Maryland, that decision will be between a woman and her doctor.”
Moreover, he added, “In our administration, we will work with police and communities to ensure public safety, to keep illegal guns and violent offenders off our streets. In our Maryland, you will feel safe in your neighborhoods— and safe in your skin.”
“We will be the first state in the country with a service year option for every single high school graduate. Because if we build a true spirit of service in our state, service will help to save us.”
“Our Maryland will be more competitive and more equitable. And we don’t have to choose between them: We can, and will, do both. We can make this state a hub of innovation and economic growth. A place where small businesses can thrive. A place where small businesses can thrive and labor unions are strong.”