Madaleno campaign says ‘no truth’ to rumors that he’s leaving the gubernatorial race

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┬áresponded to A Miner Detail’s request for comment, writing,

Hey, Ryan

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.