McDonough Latest to Look at Md. Governor's Race
Add Del. Patrick L. McDonough (R-Baltimore County) to the list of Republicans looking at the 2010 governor's race with seemingly long odds.
"I'm testing the water, so to speak," McDonough said in an interview, explaining that he will spend coming weeks traveling the state "gauging the kind of support that may be out there."
McDonough, best known in Annapolis for his hard line against illegal immigration, said he will not run if former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) seeks a rematch against Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) next year. Besides immigration, McDonough said the fiscal stewardship of the state and education reform would be themes of his campaign.
McDonough had previously said he is considering a bid for Baltimore County executive.
"I keep getting the same answer: Don't run for county executive," McDonough said. "Run for governor. ... We need a feisty, outspoken candidate."
August 12, 2009; 8:23 PM ET
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