Southeast Baltimore has a City Council race a Republican could win

For the first time in years, political observers are closely watching a Baltimore City Council race that's not between two Democrats.

Republican Matthew McDaniel, a 28-year-old lawyer, is waging a spirited campaign against Democrat Zeke Cohen, 30, an educator. They are vying to represent the 1st District, which includes Canton, Little Italy and other Southeast Baltimore neighborhoods.

McDaniel is trying to break the Democratic Party's streak of winning every election for a City Council seat since 1942 — 342 in all.

"For the last decade, we haven't had a choice in November," McDaniel says. "For 73 years, we've had only one party in control of the Baltimore City Council. It's time to open up a dialogue."

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