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Cardin Endorses Anthony Brown For Maryland Governor

U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin announces his support of the Brown/Ulman ticket in Baltimore, Md.
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U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin announces his support of the Brown/Ulman ticket in Baltimore, Md.

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown picked up the backing of U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin this morning at an industrial park in Baltimore.

Cardin's backing gives Brown and his running mate Ken Ulman the support of nearly every statewide elected official in Maryland. One big exception of course is Attorney General Doug Gansler, Brown's top rival for the Democratic nomination.

Last week, the Gansler campaign issued a challenge to Brown and Montgomery County Del. Heather Mizeur — the other Democratic candidate — urging them to reject money and advertising from third-party groups. Brown didn't sound like he would go along with that today.

"There are hundreds if not thousands of Marylanders, teachers, firefighters, police officers that every month make a small contribution in order to support causes and campaigns," he says. "I certainly would not want to do anything to deprive them of participating in a campaign."

But Brown won't give an absolute "no" to Gansler's pledge — at least right now.

"We are looking at the pledge," he says. "The attorney general has not reached out to me about the pledge."

Third-party ads would seemingly hurt Gansler more than Brown, as labor groups that could fund such advertising have already announced they're supporting the lieutenant governor.

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