By Matt Bush
Former Maryland governor Bob Ehrlich is hoping his running mate will help him make a bigger splash in Montgomery County.
The Republican tapped Mary Kane to be on his ticket. Kane lives in Potomac, and served as Ehrlich's secretary of state during his term as governor. She's dismissing concerns from some Republicans that her stands on certain social issues are not conservative enough, saying social issues will not be the focus of this campaign.
"I think that we need to focus our debate and our talks on how to bring Maryland's economy back. That is the first and foremost thing that our job is going to be as leaders in this state," says Kane.
Ehrlich is also counting on Kane's Montomery County background. He lost the county by nearly 79,000 votes in the 2006 election to current governor Martin O'Malley. Despite receiving more than 112,000 votes, which was his second-highest vote total of any county in Maryland.