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Maryland Gubernatorial Candidates Release Campaign Ads

4/19/2022 | William J. Ford

Washington Informer

Excerpt: Maryland governor hopeful John King Jr. released two statewide television ads last week to highlight two major attributes about himself: education and family history.

The former U.S. secretary of education and Democratic gubernatorial candidate mentions in the first ad how a public-school education and teachers “saved my life” after the death of his mother at age 8 and his father at age 12.

The other 30-second spot, titled “Three Generations,” speaks of his enslaved ancestors living in a log cabin 25 miles from where his daughter now attends public school in Silver Spring in Montgomery County.

“In Maryland, success isn’t guaranteed, but opportunity should be,” King said in the video released Wednesday. “Every family deserves the same, regardless of who you are and where you come from.”