Tuesday, August 14, 2012

UPDATE: Del. Jon Cardin Confirms Interest in 2014 MD Attorney General Race // PLUS: Other Candidates Emerge

Two weeks ago, Maryland Juice reported that Delegate Jon Cardin was ramping up his fundraising in anticipation of a 2014 Attorney General campaign. Below we provide confirmation of his interest in the race, as well as speculation about other potential candidates.

JUICE #1: CARDIN CONFIRMS INTEREST IN 2014 ATTORNEY GENERAL RACE - The Towson Patch's Bryan Sears yesterday confirmed Del. Cardin's interest in the 2014 race (excerpt below):
TOWSON PATCH: "I'm exploring the attorney general position," said Cardin, who represents Owings Mills, Pikesville and part of Timonium. "I'm not exploring the comptroller position."

JUICE #2: COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE LYNNE BATTAGLIA PONDERING 2014 RACE - Meanwhile, Center Maryland columnist Josh Kurtz wrote last week that Court of Appeals Judge Lynne Battaglia is pondering the 2014 Attorney General race. Kurtz also notes other candidates whose names have been floated for the position, but he also provides a lengthy analysis of the potential 2014 field (excerpt below):
CENTER MARYLAND: Lynne Battaglia, the Clinton-era U.S. attorney for Maryland who has been a Court of Appeals judge for the past 11 years, is considering running for attorney general in 2014, according to knowledgeable sources....
Del. Aisha Braveboy (D) is also talking about running, and there continues to be a fanciful rumor that Katie Curran O’Malley wants the job....
State Senate Judicial Proceedings Chairman Brian Frosh (D) is now taking steps to run.... Del. Bill Frick (D) continues to travel the state, exploring the possibility of an AG run. Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy (D) is also making the political rounds.... And as we reported two weeks ago, former Ehrlich administration official Chrys Kefalas is contemplating running on the Republican side.


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