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The Republican president of the Frederick County Commissioners has his eyes set on the Governor's office, according to the Associated Press.

Blaine Young says he has filed with the Maryland State Board of Elections to create a group called Blaine Young for Maryland. The fiscal and social conservative says he aims to secure commitments of at least $300,000 in campaign contributions by late September.

Young is a one-time Democrat and former Frederick City alderman. He dropped out elective politics in 2001 after acknowledging that he hired women from a call-girl service to dance at a party.

He was appointed a county commissioner in 2010 and won re-election later that year.

Young owns a mobile billboard business and part of a taxicab company. He also hosts a local radio talk show.

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