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Ulman joining Brown’s ticket in governor’s race

Howard County Executive Ken Ulman (Photo: Maryland State Archives)

Howard County Executive Ken Ulman will join Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown‘s ticket in next year’s race for governor.

The official announcement will come June 3 in Columbia, according to an email circulated by Annapolis lobbyists.

David Nitkin, director of communications for Howard County, confirmed Wednesday morning an announcement would be made June 3 in Columbia about the 2014 election but would not confirm the substance of the announcement.

Ulman’s decision to join Brown’s camp has been rumored for weeks. Brown became the first person to officially announce his candidacy for governor this month and has some name-recognition after serving as Gov. Martin O’Malley’s No. 2 since 2007.

Other possible Democratic contenders include Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (who has said he may not officially announce his decision on whether to run until this fall), U.S. Rep C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger and Del. Heather R. Mizeur, a Montgomery County Democrat.

Republican hopefuls include Harford County Executive David R. Craig, Del. Ronald A. George of Anne Arundel County, former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino (who lost a U.S. Senate bid last year) Larry Hogan (a former cabinet secretary for Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., who now runs Change Maryland) and Blaine R. Young, president of the Frederick County commissioners.