Political notebook - June 3

June 02, 2013

The more, the merrier

The gubernatorial campaign in Maryland is gaining steam with more candidates throwing their hats into the ring.

One potential candidate who is expected to make an announcement Wednesday is Del. Ron George, a Republican who represents Anne Arundel County.

George has been a member of the state’s House of Delegates since January 2007, and is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

The “campaign announcement” is expected at an event being held Wednesday evening at the Sheraton Hotel in Annapolis.

Brown announcing running mate

Maryland’s Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who has already announced he is going to run for the governor’s job in the 2014 election, is expected to formally announce his running mate at events Monday in Howard, Dorchester and Prince George’s counties.

Brown, who is a Democrat, has been the state’s lieutenant governor since 2007.

Brown wil be in Hagerstown Wednesday to address a lunch meeting organized by the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Penn National Insurance and Susquehanna Bank.

The Wednesday gathering is being held at Applause Caterers, 58 E. Washington St., from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets for chamber members cost $25; nonmember tickets cost $35.

Hagerstown visit

Harford County Executive David R. Craig,  a potential candidate for governor, is stopping in Hagerstown Monday to make an “important announcement.”

The Hagerstown stop is one of several Craig is making Monday. He will be making an initial announcement at his home in Havre de Grace, Md., this morning and then will travel to Baltimore.

Craig, a Republican, was a member of the state’s House of Delegates from 1991-94 representing Harford County.
He then served as a state senator representing Harford County from 1995-99.

The Hagerstown event is being held at 5 p.m. Monday at Bulls & Bears restaurant, 38 S. Potomac Ave.

— Compiled by Kaustuv Basu

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