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Both major political parties will decide their candidates for Maryland governor in about a year's time.
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Both major political parties will decide their candidates for Maryland governor in about a year's time.

In exactly eleven months, voters in Maryland will pick the Democratic and Republican nominees to be the state's next governor.

Attorney General Doug Gansler held his latest informal issue forum today focusing on ethics reforms. Gansler says that, if elected to the state's top office, he would create the position of "public information inspector general." That person would oversee audits of state agencies and then make access to the information gleaned from those audits easier for residents to see.

Gansler will not officially enter the Democratic race until September, but has been holding similar forums on other issues across the state for the past months.

His two rivals for the party's nomination have also been busy. Earlier this week, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced he received the endorsement of several state officials, including two political heavyweights: Congressman Steny Hoyer and State Senate President Mike Miller.

Montgomery County delegate Heather Mizeur officially started her campaign last week and ended a statewide kick-off tour Monday, announcing she'd received the endorsement of the Women's Campaign Fund, a national group that helps elect women who support "reproductive health choices." If elected, Mizeur would be the first female governor in Maryland history and the first openly-gay governor in the United States.

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