Largest Latino group in Maryland backs Brown for governor, Frosh for attorney general

CASA in Action, the state’s largest Latino electoral organization operating in Maryland, on Thursday endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D) for governor and Sen. Brian E. Frosh (D-Montgomery) for attorney general.

A lengthy list of endorsements in other races around the state included Isiah Leggett for reelection as Montgomery County executive.

In the governor’s race, CASA cited Brown’s work on raising the minimum wage and his support for the state version of the Dream Act, which extended in-state college tuition rates to undocumented immigrants in certain cases.

The group also praised Brown for proposing to offer state-sponsored low-interest loans to immigrant college students not eligible for traditional financial aid programs.

Brown faces Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D) and Del. Heather R. Mizeur (D-Montgomery) in the June Democratic primary for governor.

CASA praised Frosh’s work as chairman of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on legislation that provided greater access to driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants.

“The broken immigration crisis is a civil rights crisis and as racial profiling of immigrants spike across the country, we look forward to working with Frosh to protect our families in his new role as attorney general,” CASA said.

Frosh faces Del. Aisha N. Braveboy (D-Prince George’s) and Del. Jon. S. Cardin (D-Baltimore County) in the June Democratic primary.

John Wagner is a political reporter covering the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

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