OCEAN CITY, Md. — Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D) touted 70 endorsements of his gubernatorial bid by local officials from across the state at a news conference staged here Tuesday.
The event, scheduled to coincide with an annual conference of the Maryland Municipal League, was intended to build upon the early momentum Brown has claimed in the race to succeed Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) next year.
“Local government is where the rubber meets the road, and I look forward to working very closely with you in the future,” Brown said, as a few dozen of the mayors and other local officials backing his bid stood behind them.
Forty-six of the 70 names on the list released by Brown’s campaign represent cities and towns in Prince George’s County, the jurisdiction where the lieutenant governor lives and one that has an unusually large number of municipalities.