The Maryland gubernatorial rumor mill was abuzz yesterday with speculation about state Sen. Rich Madaleno’s Democratic gubernatorial bid.
At least two separate sources contacted A Miner Detail yesterday claiming that Madaleno is soon planning to drop out of the Democratic gubernatorial primary and will endorse Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker’s gubernatorial bid – or join Baker’s gubernatorial ticket as his lieutenant governor.
A Miner Detail contacted Madaleno’s press office yesterday via email with a request for comment.
Madaleno press aide Lance Kilpatrick immediately responded to A Miner Detail’s request for comment, writing,
No, there is no truth to this rumor. Period.
There is much speculation that state Sen. Cheryl Kagan (D-Montgomery) is being considered for Baker’s gubernatorial ticket.
Former NAACP chief Ben Jealous appeared today in a video with Susan “Susie” Turnball, announcing that he has selected Turnball has his running mate. A Bethesda resident, Turnball has deep ties to Maryland’s Democratic political establishment. She is a former chair of the Maryland Democratic Party.