by Marlo Safi
Republican Maryland 7th Congressional District candidate Kim Klacik addressed black Americans during the first day of the Republican National Convention, expressing her frustration with Democrats who’ve “neglected” cities like Baltimore.
Klacik, who’s running to fill the Baltimore congressional seat left vacant by the death of Demcoratic Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings in October 2019, described the city as destitute and crumbling. “Let me remind you the Democrats have controlled this part of Baltimore City for over 50 years and they have run this beautiful place right into the ground,” she says.
She also rebuked Democrats for assuming black Americans would always be a reliable voting base for the Democratic Party, but without offering avenues for opportunity and prosperity.