UPDATE: Ari Melber (The Nation) delves into another aspect of Edwards' victory with "THE BLACKROOTS' EDWARDS VICTORY."
Democracy Now, with audio/video:
Antiwar Democrat Donna Edwards joins us to talk about her defeat of eight-term Congress member Albert Wynn in Tuesday’s primary vote. The Maryland race had been described as “a bellwether contest in the fight for the soul of the Democratic Party.” If Edwards wins in November, she’ll be the first African American woman elected to Congress from Maryland.
Donna Edwards, defeated incumbent Democratic Congressmember Albert Wynn in Maryland’s 4th Congressional District.
AMY GOODMAN: Senator Barack Obama swept the Potomac primaries Tuesday, beating Senator Hillary Clinton in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. While much of the country is focused on the race for the presidential nomination, another primary in Maryland drew national attention. In the state’s Fourth Congressional District, Democratic activist Donna Edwards defeated eight-term incumbent Albert Wynn in a fiercely contested race.
The race was a rematch of the 2006 primary election, when Wynn held onto his seat by a few thousand votes. This time around, Donna Edwards defeated Wynn by a wide margin, receiving about 60 percent of the vote, while Wynn got about 35 percent. The race has been described by The Nation magazine as “a bellwether contest in the fight for the soul of the Democratic Party.”
AMY GOODMAN: Donna Edwards, I want to thank you for being with us. Donna Edwards has defeated the eight-term incumbent Democratic Congress member, Albert Wynn, in Maryland’s Fourth Congressional District. If she is elected in November to Congress, she will be the first African American woman to represent Maryland in the US Congress.