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Obama Campaign Co-chairmen Announced

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D) were announced today as Maryland co-chairmen of the presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.).

Obama also released the names of 28 other elected Democrats from Maryland who are supporting his campaign. The list includes eight state senators, 17 delegates and three other local officials, including Glenn F. Ivey, the state's attorney from Prince George's County.

Two of Maryland's highest-ranking Democrats, Gov. Martin O'Malley and Sen. Barbara Mikulski, have previously endorsed the presidential campaign of Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.).

Maryland's presidential primaries are scheduled Feb. 12, by which time many analysts say both party's nominations are likely to be secured.

Here is the complete list of Maryland supporters released by Obama:

Rep. Elijah Cummings
Attorney General Doug Gansler
Sen. James Brochin
Sen. Ulysses Currie
Sen. Nathaniel "Nat" Exum
Sen. Robert Garagiola
Sen. Lisa Gladden
Sen. Verna L. Jones
Sen. Jamie Raskin
Sen. James Robey
Del. Saqib Ali
Del. Curt Anderson
Del. Talmadge Branch
Del. Aisha Braveboy
Del. William A. Bronrott
Del. Emmett C. Burns, Jr.
Del. Brian J. Feldman
Del. Guy Guzzone
Del. Marvin Holmes
Del. Jolene Ivey
Del. Sue Kullen
Del. Gerron Levi
Del. Samuel I. "Sandy" Rosenberg
Del. Justin Ross
Del. Shawn Z. Tarrant
Del. Herman L. Taylor, Jr.
Del. Jay Walker
State's Attorney of Prince George 's County Glenn Ivey
Montgomery County Councilman Roger Berliner
Cheverly Town Councilman Micah Watson

By Anne Bartlett  |  August 2, 2007; 4:32 PM ET
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The recent statements from Senator Barak Hussein Obama concerning attacking Pakistan and meeting with the leaders of rogue governments without preconditions prove that he is not only wholly unqualified to be the US President, he is unqualified to be a US Senator.

Posted by: Rufus | August 3, 2007 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Obama's Pakistan comments are only more rhetoric to make it appear that Democrats are tough on national security...nothing else. There's nothing more dangerous than playing politics with national security.

Those comments and the recent address by Martin "Democrats should be the party of security" O'Malley are all part of their orchestrated smoke screen.

Posted by: BG from PG | August 3, 2007 1:59 PM | Report abuse

That is an excellent start. Given the governor's involvement with Clinton, many elected officials are still shy from voicing their preferences. But their constituents are not and are joining the Obama campaign in droves.

That is especially true of Democratic activists. Obama will carry the big three Baltimore, Prince George's and Montgomery Counties. I am not sure what will happen in western Maryland and on the eastern shore but would not be surprised if Obama holds his own there as well.

Posted by: Yockel | August 3, 2007 10:56 PM | Report abuse

Martin O'Malley is in big problem. It is true that in Montgomery and Prince Georges counties, o'Malley supporters are leaving him and joining Obama and Frenchot. Recently, PG's black politicos got a shock when Lt. Governor Brown used "F" word for O'Malley and his staff and said he is concerned about his future. Brown fears that O'Malley will serve only one term---Frenchot, Gansler and Ike Leggett are emerging new democratic choices.

Posted by: A former O'Malley supporter | August 4, 2007 11:04 PM | Report abuse

Check out all of these politicos maneuvering in their own self-interest. Good for a laugh.

And the ones hiding in the shadows? Probably has less to do with O'Malley and more to do with the way the race is shaping up in the polls. Just want to be sure that they get on the right bandwagon, yawn.

In any case, I could care less what these folks are angling for. There are many good candidates in the field, but Obama isn't quite there yet, no matter how loudly his supporters shout.

Posted by: PGVoter | August 5, 2007 12:21 AM | Report abuse

Obama has one good idea. No contributions from Washington lobbyists. Chris Van Hollen should listen to Obama. Van Hollen not only finances his campaign with such contributions, as Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser he finances the races of many other Members with such contributions, all while ignoring the transportation crisis in Montgomery County.

Posted by: Robin Ficker of Robin Realty | August 6, 2007 9:08 AM | Report abuse

Lt. Governor Brown has become very unpopular in Prince Georges. He is blamed for every legislative debacle and failure. Brown's vocabulary shows his frustration.

Posted by: Juan | August 6, 2007 12:44 PM | Report abuse

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