Ken Ulman

It’s The Governor's Race, Already

Jun 3, 2013
P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

The first votes in the race to be Maryland’s next governor won’t be cast for more than a year. But candidates already are jockeying for position. As expected, Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown made official Monday his choice of Howard County Executive Ken Ulman as his running mate in the Democratic primary. And Harford County Executive David Craig announced his entry into the Republican contest.

Lots of news about next year’s elections. Democratic Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown will formally announce his running mate pick for his gubernatorial bid (that pick is almost certainly Howard County Executive Ken Ulman). Attorney General Doug Gansler isn’t saying whether or not he’ll run for governor next year, but says he will not seek a third term as AG. Republican Harford County Executive David Craig will formally enter the governor’s race today; he will not face former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino in the primary, as Bongino says he’ll run for the 6th District Congressional Seat. Also: two petition drives fail to bring in enough signatures, meaning that Maryland’s death penalty repeal and its new gun law will not go before voters. We look at Baltimore’s “local hiring mandate” – likely to be approved by the City Council today. Plus: water quality in Baltimore’s harbor, BARCS temporarily stops taking in stray dogs, a look at why the region’s hospitals want proton beam therapy, and more.

Smith: Gansler Biding His Time, Reshaping Image

May 16, 2013

The “take” on Attorney Gen. Doug Gansler begins with “hungry” and moves on quickly to “fire in the belly;” raging fire. He wants to be governor of Maryland, doesn’t he? Hasn’t he wanted it for years? He’s wanted it almost too much: something about the danger that comes with a lean and hungry look.

Why Anthony Brown's Gubernatorial Profile is So High

May 10, 2013

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Karen Hosler talk about Lt. Governor Anthony Brown's impending announcement of his candidacy for governor and how this affects Attorney General Doug Gansler and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, two other expected candidates.