Maryland Lt. Gov Anthony Brown Names Ulman as His Running Mate

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and I in Charlotte for the DNC

From the Baltlimore Sun

Brown hoping to join MA Gov. Deval Patrick as one of only two African American governors.

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown named Howard County Executive Ken Ulman his running mate Monday morning, presenting the first declared Democratic ticket in the 2014 Maryland governor’s race.

Appearing together before a crowd of hundreds in Columbia, the men praised each other’s records on health care and education during their first dual campaign event. Two more stops are scheduled for Cambridge and Largo Monday.

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Democrat, issued his expected endorsement of the Brown-Ulman ticket, saying the pair “offer Maryland the most competent and caring leadership team.”

Ulman had considered his own bid to replace term-limited Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley, but ultimately choose to join Brown. “The decision was simple,” Ulman told the crowd.

Brown, who has been lieutenant governor for six years, said he wants to continue to build on the record of the O’Malley-Brown administration. He touted Maryland’s new gun control law as well as its preparation to implement the Affordable Care Act next year. “Maryland is a great state, but we can make it better,” Brown said.