Anthony Brown Tops List Of Likely Candidates For Maryland Governor In 2014 | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Anthony Brown Tops List Of Likely Candidates For Maryland Governor In 2014

Play associated audio
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown cast his ballot early in November, and most assume that he'll be on the top of the ticket in Maryland late next year.
Matt Bush
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown cast his ballot early in November, and most assume that he'll be on the top of the ticket in Maryland late next year.

State lawmakers in Maryland are done for the year. By the time they convene next January, the race to replace Gov. Martin O'Malley will be in full swing.

One of the worst kept secrets in Maryland politics is expected to be spilled soon from Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who is certainly going to run to replace his boss. For now, however, he has refrained from making any commitments.

"I've really enjoyed my seven sessions as lieutenant governor. I think we've been able to accomplish a lot, building great schools and keeping college affordable," Brown says. "I'm certainly looking at opportunities to continue serve the people of Maryland. And I'll be making some time soon an announcement on whether I'll be running for governor."

Once Brown officially gets in the Democratic primary, his top likely opponent for the nomination is sure to follow: Attorney General Doug Gansler.  Other Democrats mentioned as possible candidates include Howard County Executive Ken Ulman.

One the Republican side, Harford County executive David Craig and Frederick County Supervisors President Blaine Young are considering gubernatorial runs.

WAMU 88.5

Capital Fringe Fest's 'Bethesda' Hits Close To Home

The annual Capital Fringe Festival, which aims to bring new energy and artists to the D.C. area performing arts community, is back. This year's program includes one play that hits close to home.
NPR

Economists Say Inflation Is Tame; Consumers Aren't Buying It

On paper, inflation has been low this year. But consumers buying food or fuel may disagree. Prices for beef, eggs, fresh fruit and many other foods are much higher than overall inflation.
NPR

Administration Officials Defend Funding Request To Stem Border Crisis

President Obama has asked for $3.7 billion to deal with the southern border crisis. There are predictions the number of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. could reach 90,000 by October.
NPR

NSA Implementing Fix To Prevent Snowden-Like Security Breach

A year after Edward Snowden's digital heist, the NSA's chief technology officer says steps have been taken to stop future incidents. But he says there's no way for the NSA to be entirely secure.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.