Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks easily beat Rep. David Trone (D, MD-6) in Maryland’s open seat Senate primary this week to advance to face former Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD) in the general election this fall.

Alsobrooks, a lawyer and former state’s attorney of Prince George’s County, is nine points up on Rep. Trone with 53 percent of the vote as of publication. Seventy-five percent of the votes have been counted – enough to declare the election in favor of Alsobrooks.

She is running to replace retiring Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), who has held his seat since 2007 after serving as Representative for Maryland’s 3rd District since 1987.

Her win comes as somewhat of a surprise, as Rep. Trone has reportedly spent over $62 million of his personal fortune on the race. Rep. Trone, before his time in Congress, was a co-founder of Total Wine & More and served as the company’s president until 2016.

She will now face former Governor Larry Hogan, who has statewide name recognition and a reputation as a Republican with an independent streak. In addition to the West Virginia Senate election, with current Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) retiring and Governor Jim Justice (R-WV) running to replace him, the Maryland Senate race is expected to receive significant attention and resources from both parties.