Top Maryland Democrats are helping Stephanie Rawlings-Blake launch her bid to stay in office.
The Baltimore mayor is announcing her campaign outside her childhood home on Monday afternoon. She’ll be joined by Gov. Martin O’Malley, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin and Rep. Elijah Cummings. Rawlings-Blake, who became mayor after former Mayor Sheila Dixon stepped down last year, has been collecting endorsements for months but has not yet filed papers to run in the Democratic primary.
Former city planning director Otis Rolley, former Councilman Joseph T. “Jody” Landers, Circuit Court Clerk Frank Conaway and nurse Wilton Wilson have filed as candidates. State Sen. Catherine Pugh has announced her candidacy and Councilman Carl Stokes is considering a run.
One Republican, Vicki Ann Harding, has filed.