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MSEA Celebrates Widespread Victories by Pro-Public Education Candidates

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Wins Powered by Advocacy and Support of Maryland’s Educators

June 25, 2014: Tuesday’s primary resulted in big wins for pro-public education champions up and down the ballot, and showed the impact of the endorsement of Maryland’s educators.

Based on election returns as of 10 a.m. today, of the 275 educator-recommended candidates for office during the primaries, 86% of them were successful and advance to the general election. 

“Educators knocked on more than 13,000 doors, made over 33,000 phone calls, and nearly 1,500 worked at the polls with our Apple Ballot,” said MSEA President Betty Weller. “The involvement of educators in this election has been incredible, and that involvement made a huge impact on Primary Day.”

As in previous elections, voters continued to highly value the endorsement of educators. In the run-up to the election, more than 60,000 visits were recorded to, where voters could download a customized Apple Ballot of educator-recommended candidates.

Election highlights include: