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Open Thread: Which Democrat Should Run for Governor?

The next gubernatorial election in 2014 could draw a crowded primary field.

Comptroller Peter Franchot, who was expected to run for governor in 2014, announced Tuesday he would not seek the post.

Franchot, whose criticism of Gov. Martin O’Malley lead many to believe he would run, instead announced he would seek to retain his current position.  

But just because Franchot won’t run, doesn’t mean there won’t be a crowded primary field. 

Other Democrats who may seek the office include: Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Del. Heather Mizeur, Attorney General Doug Gansler and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman. 

What Democrat would you like to see make a run for the state’s top office? Tell us in the comments why you would like to see that person campaign for the office.

MMZ December 13, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Puh-leeze, Steve. It doesn't matter whether MOM is running or not. Doesn't mean can't influence others.
reader December 13, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Understand something people, Maryland been just a waystation for MOM, something to fill his time while he dreams of that little white house 30 miles to the south. He has spent the last two years running around the country, getting face time on tv as president of the democrat governors assoc. or whatever, all for the purpose of gaining the holy grail, to be called MR. PRESIDENT. I'm sure somewhere he has hidden a mustle tee shirt that says "MR. PRESIDENT" and he sleeps with a doll dressed the same way. Except for taxing the hell out of the citizens of Maryland, similar to what his hero BOB wants to do at the national level, he has long left the best interest of Maryland citizens in the rear view mirror.
Born to be Free December 14, 2012 at 02:09 AM
She advocated for Questions 4 & 6. She is against fracking in Maryland and supports offshore wind energy. She resides in Takoma Park, MD with her partner.
Penelope Patch December 19, 2012 at 06:17 AM
Reader, you are absolutely right and by the way, I have seen the work of MOM over the years, and I can't think of a time when he honestly had the best interest of Maryland citizens. Seems to me that MOM has always been interested in MOM. Maryland government is such a joke and if I could, I would move far away from this corrupt, greedy place.
night ninja December 20, 2012 at 04:23 PM
MOM is a scumbag and cares only about himself and not the citizens of this state. Honestly I do not have anything nice to say about this clown and would spit in his face if given the chance. Moved here from PA last yr and it was the worst decision I ever made...needless to say I'm looking to move back to PA soon. The citizens of this state who have been robbed of their hard earned money via ridiculous taxes from this f#ckface should drag him into the middle of downtown Annapolis and give him a well deserved beatdown...I know I'd be the first one to take a swing haha (I heard o'dipshit likes to fight people lol). Time to weed the garden in Annapolis...

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