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Brown casting his ballot last November.
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The election is more than a year away, but Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown will announce next week who will be his running mate when he runs for governor. Though he isn't saying who it is just yet, the location leaves little to the imagination.

It's been long rumored that Howard County Executive Ken Ulman will be his running mate, and Monday's announcement site, Columbia, in Howard County, seems only to confirm that.

The Democratic county executive was thought to be considering a gubernatorial run of his own, but the combination of a growing field of Democratic candidates plus the fundraising prowess of both Lieutenant Governor Brown and Attorney General Doug Gansler led Ulman to reconsider.

Brown has already announced his candidacy, while Gansler is expected to do the same this fall. Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger and Montgomery County Delegate Heather Mizeur are also considering whether to run for the Democratic nomination. A handful of Republicans are vying for their party's nod.

Ulman would bring youth to the ticket—he was the youngest person ever elected county executive in Maryland when he took office in 2006—plus geographic balance to Brown's ticket. The lieutenant governor hails from Prince George's County in the D.C. suburbs, while Howard County sits between those suburbs and Baltimore.


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