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By David Schultz

Prince Georges County, Maryland is poised to have new leadership after last nights primary elections.

Former State Delegate Rushern Baker has declared victory in his race to become the new executive of Prince George's County.

Baker had run for this position twice before. Both times he lost to current County Executive Jack Johnson, who is stepping down due to term limits.

Baker dedicated this victory to his son, whose birthday falls near election day.

"Who on many occasions has had to cry on his birthday when we got the results in. I think we delivered you a birthday party!," says Baker.

Baker won without the support of Johnson, who endorsed his opponent County Sheriff Michael Jackson.

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