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Speak Out: Tell Us Your Choice for Maryland Governor's Race

It's a no-go for Franchot. Who should step in?

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 led 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 why in comments.

Jeff Hawkins December 12, 2012 at 06:10 PM
It's great that O'Malley is leaving. I don't really see a good candidate from the ones mentioned above that strikes a chord. I agree with those who say Ulman would be a disaster. If there is somebody out there that seems level headed and not too far left or right......then to me that would be a good choice. Sadly those types are getting harder to find.
Bastante December 12, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Gansler is good. Also Roger Berliner, Al Carr, Rich Madaleno, Brian Frosh - we have exceptionally good public servants in Montgomery County.
Theresa Defino December 12, 2012 at 10:13 PM
How about Patch pretends it's a journalism outfit and writes profiles on the candidates or potential candidates with a few facts rather than give us another pointless, space-filling poll?
Meyer F. Marks January 01, 2013 at 04:14 PM
With state spending out of control perhaps it is time to consider a Republican as Maryland's next Governor. The GOP has numerous candidates that could become a viable in next years Governor race. Meyer Marks a Goverment Affairs Consultant from Bethesda is expected to announce soon. www.meyermarks.org
Sufferin' Succotash January 01, 2013 at 06:59 PM
"Out of control spending" seems to be the GOP's meme du jour. Better irrelevant arguments, please.

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