Gov. Martin O’Malley threw his political weight behind behind his lieutenant, Anthony G. Brown, months ago.
On Monday, in an email to supporters of Brown and his running mate, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, O’Malley used that weight to ask for money for the young campaign.
In the email, O’Malley says that Brown “has already shown that he’s ready to be our next governor,” and shares credit for some of his administration’s successes with the lieutenant governor, who has embraced the last six year’s as O’Malley deputy while on the campaign trail this summer.
O’Malley further solidified that relationship in his email.
“I’ve worked closely with him, and I know this is a man who will continue the progress we’ve achieved together,” O’Malley said. “He’ll continue working to make this state a place where Maryland’s middle class can truly thrive.”
Del. Heather R. Mizeur of Montgomery County is the only other Democrat to formally announce her candidacy for governor. On Monday, her campaign advertised that a $3 donation would land supporters a “Mizeur for Governor” bumper sticker.
Rather than delivering stump speeches, Mizeur has advertised her participation in a slate of service projects across Maryland.
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, who is expected to formally announce his candidacy in September, has spent the last several weeks rolling out series of policy talks focused, in part, on growing Maryland’s manufacturing sector and improving open government and accountability.
Republicans officially in the race include Harford County Executive David R. Craig and Del. Ronald A. George of Anne Arundel County, who has also begun to lay out a policy plan that includes repealing Maryland’s new tax on gasoline while lowering other taxes and reforming Maryland’s prison system.