Tuesday, June 4, 2013

INTERESTING: Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton Silent on Possible Alliance w/ Doug Gansler for Governor // Ulman-Brown Videos

Last night Maryland Juice published rumors that Attorney General Doug Gansler might be looking to team up with Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton for his 2014 gubernatorial campaign. A couple sources scoffed at the idea, noting that Ireton introduced the newly minted ticket of Anthony Brown and Ken Ulman at their Cambridge, Maryland kickoff this weekend. See the photo below from Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's Facebook page (Ireton is at far left):

But the Delmarva Now website today published a follow-up story with commentary from Mayor Ireton indicating he may in fact be weighing joining Attorney General Doug Gansler's ticket (excerpt below):
DELMARVA NOW: The same day Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton gave a rousing introduction for Maryland gubernatorial running mates Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, speculation came up as a possible running mate for a potential competitor in the state Democratic primary.

On Monday, a blog floated the idea Ireton would join Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler on the gubernatorial campaign trail with Gansler running for governor and Ireton for lieutenant governor. Ireton, who spoke at campaign rally for Brown and Ulman on Monday, said his phone has been ringing ever since with curious callers....

“The end game is a win in the fall of 2014 for progressive values and I’m willing to get out there and do that in any way I can,” Ireton said. “I think everybody knows that I am a strong member of the team and a strong member of the ticket and I’m going to go wherever the nominees need me to go....”

Meanwhile, NBC 4 carried video footage and interviews from this weekend's series of campaign events announcing the new Brown-Ulman ticket. The news footage includes commentary from Congresswoman Donna Edwards and Montgomery County Councilmember Valerie Ervin:

View more videos at: http://nbcwashington.com.


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