Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown was formally endorsed by several high-profile Maryland democratic leaders Monday morning at a news conference in Waldorf.
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and State Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., as well as several state senators and delegates, endorsed Brown for governor and Ken Ulman for lieutenant governor.
“Anthony Brown and Ken Ulman have proven their commitment to fighting for Maryland’s middle-class families, and I believe in their vision of a better Maryland for citizens across our state,” Hoyer said in a statement. “That’s why I’m going to work hard to make sure that they win this critically important race.”
Brown and Ulman’s challengers include Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler and state delegate Heather Mizeur, who represents the 20th District in Montgomery County. Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, who also served as Baltimore County’s executive from 1994 until 2002, is also considering running.
Previous endorsements for Brown-Ulman include Gov. Martin O’Malley, Congressman Elijah Cummings, Congresswoman Donna Edwards and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
“I’m honored to have the support of such a broad and diverse coalition of Democratic officials, community leaders and hard-working Marylanders,” Brown said in a statement. “Leadership in Maryland means creating more good-paying jobs, making meaningful investments in our schools and making health care more accessible to all of our families — these are the things that I will continue fighting for each and every day.”
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