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Md. Democrats running for governor hit campaign trail Monday

Government House, the Maryland governor's mansion, in Annapolis. (Photo: Maryland State Archives)

Government House, the Maryland governor’s mansion, in Annapolis. (Photo: Maryland State Archives)

Democrats campaigning to be Maryland’s next governor are visiting areas their opponents have claimed as support centers in multiple events scheduled on Monday.

Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown is scheduled to appear with Gov. Martin O’Malley at 12:30 p.m. in Bethesda to talk about transportation projects in Montgomery County. Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler is slated to continue his series of policy talks at 10 a.m. in Baltimore. Also in Baltimore, Del. Heather R. Mizeur will join with other volunteers to paint classrooms and hallways at  Waverly Elementary School at 10:15 a.m.

Brown’s base of support is expected to come from Prince George’s County but several members of the Baltimore City Council and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake have already endorsed Brown well ahead of the Democratic primary. Both Gansler and Mizeur live in Montgomery County.

Of the three, only Brown and Mizeur have formally declared their candidacy, though Gansler has been openly campaigning — absent an official announcement — for most of the summer.

Rather than making stump speeches, the second-term attorney general has been making stops around the state to discuss his ideas for changing aspects of Maryland government. On Monday at Darker Than Blue Cafe, he is expected to discuss re-entry into society for ex-offenders.

Brown has relied on rolling out high-profile endorsements from local, state and federal elected officials and various interest groups, while Mizuer’s campaign stops have focused on service projects in various communities.

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  1. I like the most the Gansler approach of policy discussions followed by Mizeur’s community service campaign appearances and the roll out of endorsements is OK but I think voters want to hear IDEAS first.