Ben Jealous, the Maryland Democratic candidate for governor, faces a steep test to unseat popular Republican incumbent Gov. Larry Hogan in November.
As expensive ads in favor of Republican incumbent Gov. Larry Hogan went out on Maryland television channels this week, his Democratic challenger, former NAACP President Ben Jealous, has yet to respond with his own TV spots.
After crashing the Republican convention in Tampa last week, Gov. Martin O’Malley will speak Tuesday night just before First Lady Michelle Obama.
While neither is on a ballot in November, Maryland’s Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley and Virginia’s Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell are waging a proxy war this year, campaigning for gubernatorial candidates across the country while simultaneously boosting their own chances at national office.
In a move sure to stoke rumors he will be a candidate for president in 2016, Gov. Martin O’Malley appeared at a press breakfast in Washington, D.C., fielding questions from reporters and bolstering Democrats’ election-year message.