There’s 20 days before the election (eight days if you plan to take advantage of early voting) and that means it’s endorsement season.
There are any number of organizations and media outlets that traditionally endorse candidates. It’s safe to say there is a little something for everyone.
And Del. Jon S. Cardin may have picked up one of the more unusual endorsements of the season from Baltimore-based rapper Ski Money.
Cardin is seeking the Democratic nomination for attorney general. Sen. Brian E. Frosh and Del. Aisha N. Braveboy are also seeking the same nomination.
Mr. Money (his given name was not readily available) announced his endorsement via Twitter and Instagram late Tuesday.
“Everybody vote Jon Cardin Democrat Attorney General , Make Sure You Submit a Vote June 24 !” the rapper wrote on his Instagram account.
Cardin later distributed the image via his campaign’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.
It should be noted that Frosh has secured the endorsement of the Washington Post and is expected to pick up an endorsement from Gov. Martin J. O’Malley on Thursday.
Cardin was not immediately available to tell the tail of how he secured the endorsement. It is unclear if the rapper is a client of Cardin’s.
Money tweeted early Wednesday that he was on his way to court. There were no additional details immediately available.
And it may have helped get Cardin at least one vote.
And Cardin wasn’t the only local politico to make the cut on the rapper’s social media play list. Money also gave a shout-out to former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon.
“She still on her business an she still fighting 4 the city even on her days off I love her,” the rapper tweeted.
The rapper, on Linkedin, writes that he’s from “the brutal streets of Baltimore” and makes reference to having been incarcerated prior to starting his music career.