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11:15 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Government is a Business, Say GOP Hopefuls

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Republicans in the governor's race agree the state government is essentially a business and the top administrator is an executive.

During a formal debate Thursday evening at Johns Hopkins University, the Republicans' fifth since January, they repeatedly accused Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration of making Maryland unfriendly to investors.

Ronald George and Charles Lollar both touted their business experience as a credential for leading the state. David Craig compared his position as Harford County Executive to managing an enormous business.

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12:15 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Eastern Shore Businessman Charles Lollar Makes Gubernatorial Bid

Charles Lollar, Republican Gubernatorial Candidate in Maryland
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ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. (AP) - A Charles County businessman and Marine Corps Reserve officer is launching his campaign for Maryland governor.

Charles Lollar, who is seeking the Republican nomination, is setting off on a statewide bus tour from St. Mary's County on Tuesday to announce his candidacy.

Lollar is also planning a "money bomb" push for donations on Thursday, asking all supporters to make a contribution of any size on that day. 

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9:18 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Gansler Remarks on Race Draws Criticism in Gubernatorial Campaign

Attorney General Doug Gansler
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The gubernatorial campaign of Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is calling on challenger state Attorney General Doug Gansler to apologize for injecting race into the campaign.

The Baltimore Sun reports that Brown’s campaign manager charged that the attorney general has used race to divide people.

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12:44 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Key Endorsements for Brown in Governor's Race, Democrat Announces for Attorney General

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md), Democratic Minority Whip
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Brown Endorsement

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Rep. Steny Hoyer and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller are endorsing Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in his run for governor of Maryland.

Hoyer, the second-ranking Democratic leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, announced his endorsement along with the Senate president at an event in Waldorf on Monday, with another scheduled for Greenbelt.

Hoyer says he's proud to be partner with Brown to improve the state's economy and create jobs. He also commended Brown for his service as a colonel in the Army reserves.

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9:28 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Mayor Ireton: Possible Lt. Gov. Candidate?

Mayor Jim Iregon
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Mayor Jim Ireton gave a strong introduction to the first Gubernatorial team of Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman for next year’s election.

But the Salisbury Daily Times reports a blog has floated the idea of Ireton joining another potential Democratic gubernatorial candidate State Attorney General Doug Gansler.

The paper reports that Ireton said that he has been getting some curious callers.

But the Salisbury Daily Times reports that Ireton did not give any hints on his future when asked about the chances of joining a Gansler ticket.

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8:53 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Anthony Brown to Announce Running Mate in Bid for MD Governorship

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown plans to announce his choice of a running mate in his bid for the Democratic nomination for governor.

Brown's campaign scheduled an event for Monday in Columbia to announce the selection. He will announce his choice in Howard County where County Executive Ken Ulman has also said he was considering a run for governor in 2014.

The 51-year-old Brown announced his candidacy earlier this month. He hopes to be Maryland's first lieutenant governor to be elected governor.

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10:22 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Announces Bid for Governor

Lt. Governor Anthony Brown
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - No Maryland lieutenant governor has ever been elected governor of the state, but Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who will formally announce his gubernatorial bid Friday, is hoping to make history by becoming the first.

Brown, a Democrat, said he is running to build on the current administration's successes in reducing crime, improving education and expanding health care to those in underserved communities.

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