Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) announced Sunday that Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D) is “my choice” to be Maryland’s next governor, saying she felt strongly enough about it to get involved in a Democratic primary, which is unusual for her.
“I don’t make this endorsement lightly,” Mikulski said at a Brown campaign rally in Silver Spring that drew about 25o people. “I’m ready to get into it.”
Mikulski called Brown “a man of honor and a man of commitment,” and she said that Brown and his running mate, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman (D), have “the right stuff for the right time to do the right job that we need to have done.”
The rally was held in the home county of Brown’s two 2014 Democratic primary opponents, and it came just two days before Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D) plans to formally announce his campaign for governor in Rockville. That event Tuesday is the first of 17 stops that Gansler has planned for his announcement tour.