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No frontrunner emerging in Democrat Gubanatorial battle

September 26th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Democratic challengers are lining up to take on Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. But they’re not quite household names yet. In a new Goucher College poll, likely Democratic voters in the state said they don’t know enough about the current crop of candidates to decide who they’d back as their party’s standard-bearer in next year’s gubernatorial election.

 

The potential candidate with the highest name recognition among Democratic voters — former Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler — has decided not to throw his hat in the ring.

 

Among candidates in the running, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker garners the most support. Twenty-one percent of respondents said they would consider voting for Baker, who’s served as the leader of Maryland’s second-most populous county since 2010

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