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Kweisi Mfume to Endorse Donna Edwards

by: Andrew Kujan

Thu Jan 17, 2008 at 12:01 PM EST

Update: The Examiner says this is only a rumor. Oh, well.  Next time, I will email/call the campaign first. 

via PolitickerMD.

Big news, seeing as Wynn was in Mfume's corner during his run for the Senate nom. in 2006. What this means for Donna is a chance to pick up votes in Prince Georges county.  Donna already has a solid base of support in Montgomery County, where in the 2006 primary she bested Mr. Wynn by a large margin.

Edwards, Donna     60.01%
Wynn, Albert R.     34.56%
McDermott, George E.     5.43%

This was despite Mfume losing handily in the county to Ben Cardin.  When we look at PG County, things get a little bit more interesting, and the possible influence of an Mfume endorsement becomes clear.

Here are the votes in PG County for Senator and Congressman for the 4th.  

Mfume, Kweisi     70.18%
Cardin, Ben     18.42%
Rales, Josh     3.55%

Wynn, Albert R.     56.89%
Edwards, Donna     39.97%
McDermott, George E.     3.15%

With Donna's increased prescence and visibility, the Mfume edorsement could go a long way towards rearranging those numbers in PG county.  

Andrew Kujan :: Kweisi Mfume to Endorse Donna Edwards
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Confirmation? (3.00 / 1)
Wynn is saying that there has been no official endorsement, just an appearance by Mfume at an Edwards event. Splitting hairs, I know, but has Mfume released anything official?

If you visit the Politicker link (0.00 / 0)
you will see that the announcement is scheduled for the 24th.      It came up in conversation at the Edwards office and no one denied it.

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If Mfume (0.00 / 0)
does not endorse Edwards, this is a huge embarrassment for her.  Why are "junior campaign staffers" putting out such important announcements, particularly without direction?

And I'm on her side.

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