From the Washington Post:
When Natasha Pettigrew, a Green Party candidate for the U.S. Senate, was killed while riding her bicycle two months ago, her mother, Kenniss Henry, filled in, campaigning throughout Maryland.
“I pretty much was my own campaign team,” said Henry, who switched her party from Democratic to Green to take her daughter’s place in the race to unseat incumbent Barbara A. Mikulski.
On Election Day, Henry, of Cheverly, finished third with 1.13 percent of the vote. Mikulski (D) of Baltimore was reelected with 62 percent of the vote, and Eric Wargotz, a Republican, garnered 36 percent.
Henry said she does not plan to run for office again. And although the election loss ended her campaign mission, it allowed Henry to begin a new one.
Her new focus is advocating in Annapolis and on Capitol Hill for bicycle safety laws and tougher penalties for drivers who strike and kill bicyclists.