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Rep. Anthony Brown beats ex-boss’s wife in Maryland Democratic attorney general fight

Rep. Anthony Brown defeated ex-Baltimore City District Judge Katie Curran O’Malley in the Democratic primary for Maryland attorney general on Tuesday, besting his former boss’s wife in a race that took a decidedly negative turn in its final days.



On Tuesday, former boss Martin O’Malley’s wife, former Baltimore City District Judge Katie Curran O’Malley, was defeated in the Democratic primary for Maryland attorney general by Rep. Anthony Brown.

Before being elected to the House for the first time in 2016, Brown served as the Lieutenant Governor of Maryland from 2007 to 2015 under Curran O’Malley’s ex-husband, former Governor Martin O’Malley.


Brown and Curran O’Malley had been trading barbs over legal experience and qualifications for the job in the weeks leading up to the primary, turning the race into something of an intraparty feud. In response to Curran O’Malley’s criticism that he lacks trial experience, Brown stated that the attorney general “will spend more time in Annapolis working with legislators to reform and improve the law than he or she will ever spend in a court of law.”


Curran O’Malley ran for attorney general of Maryland on a platform that highlighted her experience as a judge and the importance of having a woman in that role in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and return the issue of abortion to the states.

Senators Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts), Kirsten Gillibrand (New York), and Cory Booker (New Jersey), as well as House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (Maryland’s 5th Congressional District), had all endorsed Brown. While Brown had the support of more Democrats, Curran O’Malley had the backing of former Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a longtime power player in state Democratic politics, as well as some state and local officials.

When it came to financial support, Curran O’Malley had fallen behind Brown, too.

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In the general election this November, Brown faces off against Republican nominee and former Anne Arundel County councilman Michael Peroutka. In 2004, Peroutka ran for president as the nominee of the Constitution Party, a minor political party that received 143,630 votes (0.012% of the total).

Washington Examiner Category: Videos with Tags: 2022 Midterm Elections, Maryland, Congress, House of Representatives

Writer (at the time): Matthew Wilson

A Democratic candidate for attorney general in Maryland, Representative Anthony Brown, defeated his former boss’s wife.