February 22, 2022
Former WBAL talk radio show host and attorney Yuripzy Morgan is running again to represent Maryland’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, after she ran unsuccessfully for the seat in 2016.
Morgan announced her campaign for the Republican nomination on Monday, saying that the “American Dream” gave her parents and their family an avenue for a better life and she hopes to improve conditions in Maryland and across the nation.
Morgan shared how when her father was 5 years old, he sold gum in Mexico to help support his family. Morgan’s mother fled civil war in El Salvador. Her parents met in east Texas, and Morgan was born four years later.
“There were often times that we didn’t have two dimes to rub together, but what we did have was hope,” Morgan said. “My mom and dad instilled in me and in my four siblings that no matter where you come from … no matter how you start in life, you can make whatever you want out of yourself because this is America.”
Morgan hosted her conservative talk radio show, “The Yuripzy Morgan Show,” on WBAL Radio since 2019, until it abruptly ended last week with a promise for a “big announcement,” Maryland Matters reported. The program is not listed on the radio station’s shows or podcasts pages.
During a previous run for the 2nd Congressional District seat in 2016, Morgan came in fourth for the Republican nomination, WBAL Radio reported.
She earned bachelor’s degrees in biology and history from the University of Texas at Arlington, and her juris doctorate from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, according to her LinkedIn page.
The 2nd Congressional District covers parts of Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties and Baltimore City. U.S. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, a Democrat, has held the seat since 2003.
U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, Maryland’s lone Republican representative in Congress, said violence, inflation and other issues are major concerns for voters. Harris added that residents are looking for a change in federal representation.
“We know people are worried,” Harris said. “And when they’re worried, they’re going to look for a change. They’re going to look to send someone else to Washington to get us out of this mess.”
Morgan said many Marylanders have been ignored by their representatives.
“There are politicians in this area who have been collecting a government paycheck for longer than I have been breathing on this earth,” she said. “Places like Baltimore, Dundalk, Essex, Glen Burnie, Brooklyn Park – you helped build this state and this country. These politicians may have forgotten you, but I won’t. I won’t because I still believe in the America that you helped build.”
Morgan said Americans need to remember the values that fueled the country: “American ingenuity, American innovation, and to be honest sometimes just plain old American grit.”
“There are too many politicians who don’t believe in America anymore, and too many people who follow them,” she said. “Believing in something is about acknowledgement and it’s about expectation. I acknowledge that America has problems and I expect that we will do better.”
Issues like climate change and inflation will be “solved by American creativity, not government regulation and overspending,” Morgan said.