One of D.C.’s most powerful political groups is backing a rich white male in his Senate bid, over a young black woman.
But it isn’t who you think it may be.
The political action committee behind the Congressional Black Caucus passed on endorsing Rep. Donna Edwards in her Maryland Senate primary — a public snub of the African-American lawmaker who has a contentious relationship with many of her colleagues.
The CBC PAC voted late Thursday evening during a hastily called meeting to table the question of endorsing Edwards in her primary challenge against Rep. Chris Van Hollen, according to a half-dozen sources familiar with the meeting.
The snub is a de facto endorsement of Van Hollen, a wealthy lawyer from the affluent suburb of Kensington, Maryland.