Political Notes: King on the airwaves
4/14/2022 | Josh Kurtz
In one ad, King says his public school education “saved my life” after both of his parents died by the time he was 12 years old. He credited his teachers for his success in becoming a teacher, a principal and eventually Education secretary during President Obama’s administration.
In the other ad, King highlights his ancestry, standing in front of a cabin in Gaithersburg where his family was enslaved three generations ago, only 25 miles from where he lives now in Silver Spring.
“In Maryland, success isn’t guaranteed, but opportunity should be,” King said. “I’m running for governor because every family deserves the same, regardless of who you are or where you come from.”
Both ads began airing across the state Wednesday on both broadcast and cable. The King campaign says it has made a “six-figure” buy to air the ads.
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