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Political notebook - July 22

July 21, 2013

GOP gubernatorial hopeful chooses running mate
Harford County Executive David Craig, a Republican candidate for governor in the 2014 election, announced last week that he has chosen Del. Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, R-Caroline/Dorchester/Talbot/Wicomico, as his running mate.
Haddaway-Riccio has been a member of the state’s House of Delegates since 2003.
“The Lt. Governor is too important a position to tell them to go in a corner for eight years and dabble on public policy experiments and come out to attend press conferences for the cameras,” Craig said in a press release sent out by his campaign office. “I chose Jeannie because she will actually help me run the government.”
According to the release, Craig, if elected governor, would widen the responsibilities of the lieutenant governor “where Haddaway will help rejuvenate the state’s lackluster record on job growth, business retention and recruitment.”

NAACP recognizes Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown accepted an award for repealing Maryland’s death penalty on behalf of the Martin O’Malley-Brown administration during the 104th convention of the NAACP in Orlando, Fla., last week.
“I’m honored to accept this award from the NAACP and its outstanding President, Ben Jealous,” Brown said in a press release sent out by his office. “In Maryland, we’ve had great success at building a better, more just place to live, work and raise a family. Together in just the last few years, we’ve abolished the unfair and racially biased death penalty, we’ve made voting easier and more accessible to Marylanders, we’ve passed the Maryland Dream Act for our students and we’ve taken real action to protect our children from gun violence.”
Maryland’s death penalty was repealed during the 2013 session of the Maryland General Assembly.

O’Malley to host climate change summit
Gov. Martin O’Malley will host a climate change summit Thursday at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, Md.
The summit will feature climate change scientists, renewable energy business leaders, elected government officials and advocates for the environment, according to the governor’s office.
The summit will address the “progress Maryland has made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change and the important actions that still need to be taken to meet our goals” according to O’Malley’s office.
The governor is also expected to release the state’s greenhouse gas reduction plan at the summit.

— Compiled by Kaustuv Basu

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