It centers around the use of a podium.
Rep. David Trone (D-6th)
Washington DC (KM) The 2024 Senatorial campaign is underway in Maryland. Sixth District Representative David Trone (D) has released his first television advertisement in his bid to become Maryland’s next US Senator where a podium plays a big role in getting out his message to voters in the state.
“I don’t have a slogan. I don’t have a single campaign flyer. But I do have a podium, and I intend to use it,” Trone says in the advertisement, which shows him putting a podium in a trailer attached to a motor vehicle, which is driven away.
In the ad, Trone emphasizes the message he wants to get out to the citizens of Maryland. “As a founder of Total Wine and More, I was one of the first to ban the box and offer partner benefits to our employees,” Trone says in the ad. “As a Congressman, I made it my mission to help people struggling with substance use, mental health and an unfair criminal justice system without taking a penny from PAC’s and lobbyists.”
Under “ban the box,”: an employer does not include on a job application a question of whether an applicant has been convicted of a felony.
He emphasizes the podium will be key to his efforts in getting the word out about his campaign. “When you grow up on a farm lost to the bank, you learn there is no shame in asking for help, but there is in not helping,” he says in the advertisement. “I’m going to use the podium to do just that. As I keep talking to everybody about these issues, then together we can do something about them.”
According to Trone’s campaign, the the 60-second ad entitled “Podium” is backed by a seven-figure buy, and will air statewide on broadcast, cable and digital channels across Maryland.
Trone announced his run for the US Senate last week after current Senator Ben Cardin announced he was not seeking re-election in 2024.
Others running in the Democratic Primary for the US Senate in Maryland are Montgomery County Councilman Will Jawando. Steven Seuferer. Moshe Y. Landman is running as a Green Party candidate.
By Kevin McManus