Mizeur to name running mate Wednesday -- Gazette.Net


Of the seven candidates vying to be Maryland’s next governor, three have yet to declare a running mate.

But Del. Heather Mizeur looks to announce her pick this week. Mizeur (D-Dist. 20) of Takoma Park is scheduled to name her running mate at a campaign rally Wednesday evening in Silver Spring.

Her announcement would make just Republicans Del. Ronald A. George (R-Dist. 30) of Arnold and Charles Lollar the only ones left to complete their tickets.

Lollar plans to name a running mate in early February 2014, campaign communications director Ann Hingston said.

When George will name his pick is unclear.

George said he has narrowed his list to six potential running mates, according to a statement provided by campaign representative Tommy Rodriguez.

“There are several great possibilities out there, so I made the decision to take my time and speak with every potential candidate. My vetting process is deliberately thorough and will not be made by one single political factor or advantage,” George said.

Gubernatorial candidates have until Feb. 25, 2014 to file and must file jointly with a running mate.

So far, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and running mate Howard County Executive Kenneth S. Ulman have filed for the Democratic ballot. Brian Vaeth and running mate Duane Gerald Davis filed in May as Republicans.

In October, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D) named Del. Jolene Ivey (D-Dist. 47) of Cheverly as his running mate.

In July, Harford County Executive David R. Craig (R) tapped Del. Jeannie Haddaway-Rico (R-Dist. 37B) of Newcomb as his running mate.