Political Notebook - May 20

May 19, 2013

Craig to make June 3 announcement

For months, speculation has been rife that Republican David R. Craig, the Harford County executive, would make a run for governor in 2014.

Supporters will have to wait until June 3 to find out, said Josh Wolf, political director for Craig.

Wolf said Craig will make an announcement at his house that day.

That’s the same day Craig is scheduled to be in Hagerstown “for an important discussion regarding the future of Maryland.”

The Hagerstown event will take place at 7 p.m. at Bulls & Bears restaurant at 38 S. Potomac St. in downtown Hagerstown.

Tickets to the event cost $25.

Those interested in attending can send an email to or call 443-857-1686.

Brown is in the race

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who has announced that he is running for governor in 2014, will be in Hagerstown on June 5 to speak at a lunch meeting organized by the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Penn National Insurance and Susquehanna Bank.


Anthony, who is a Democrat, has been endorsed by Gov. Martin O’Malley in his run for the governor’s position.

The June 5 lunch will be at Applause Caterers, 58 E. Washington St., from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tickets to the lunch will cost $15 for chamber members and $25 for nonmembers until May 31. After that, ticket prices for members go up to $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers.

Off to Turkey

Del. John P. Donoghue, D-Washington, said he’s headed to Turkey this week as part of a legislative delegation from the state.

The trip will last about eight days, Donoghue said, and will not be at taxpayers’ expense.

He said he would be attending an orientation meeting on the trip Monday.

— Kaustuv Basu

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